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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Deathsort ascending Commendations Notes
TETFORD, Robert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 277 20 Robert Tetford (p) 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
MCBAY, Burchill G. No information 600 No No Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHAFE, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2097 22 Levi Chafe (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POTTS, Brian Wildridge Millertown, Twillingate District 3060 - 8093 21 Jane A. Potts (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
GOODYEAR, Garland Lumsden South, Fogo District 5173 22 Abraham Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2282 19 James Kelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DINNEY, Elias Bell Island, St. John's East District 4027 21 Jesse W. Dinney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WESTERN, William 61 George Street, St. John's 0-242 - 2570 21 Mrs. Phillip Western (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
BANKS, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5619 19 Alfred Banks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Joseph Michael Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District 2940 18 Georege Gillam (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, Bertram Bell Island, St. John's East District 4630 18 John Cole (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601
QUICK, Cyril S. 88 Queens Road, St. John's 2329 18 William Quick (p) Packer 1916 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Frederick Michael 49 Angel Place, St. John's 402 19 John O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No
HODDINOTT, Walter J. Indian Islands, Fogo District 8091 18 Mary Ann Hoddinott (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Celestine Little Bay, Twillingate District 1721 23 Hannah Farrell (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PALFREY, William 8 Queen Street, St. John's 4466 18 Mrs. A. Palfrey (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLAR, Harry 9 Bond Street, St. John's 8420 24 Wilhelmina Willar (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CRAMM, Charles Botwood, Twillingate District 4148 18 Samuel Cramm (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MACPHERSON, Cluny Queens Road, St. John's 0-8 Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s) Doctor 1915 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
MERCER, Edward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5301 24 Isaac Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Edward Dildo, Trinity District 5221 21 Jacob Smith (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim
JACKMAN, Robert Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4255 22 James Jackman Assayer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOWELL, William Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 5510 24 John Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAILEY, Albert Georges Brook, Trinity District 5027 20 Peter Bailey (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
CLOUTER, Arthur Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6005 20 Elizabeth Clouter (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
VINCENT, Norman Triton, Twillingate District 5526 21 John Vincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
LEE, Harry Nash McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 1549 19 Caroline Lee (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
TAVENER, Peter Diamond Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay 3351 20 Joshua Tavener (p) Fisherman 1916 Congregationalist No No
TURNER, James Topsail Road, St. John's 5250 18 Thomas Turner (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WORKMAN, Wilson Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5839 24 Henry Workman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, Stafford Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 5631 18 Andrew Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIFIELD, Samuel Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3055 25 James Fifield (o) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.
PATEY, Noah St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4262 23 Annie Patey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HARE, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2126 36 Mrs. Hare (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
PIKE, Edward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1608 24 Dora Pike (s) Stoker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROWBOTTOM, Herbert Quirpon, St. Barbe District 3803 22 James Rowbottom (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Claude Twillingate, Twillingate District 4064 18 John Andrews (p) Printer 1917 Methodist No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
YETMAN, John Tilting, Fogo District 5995 24 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUDDEN, Allan Seldom Come By, Fogo District 6083 23 James Budden (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DROVER, Eldred Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4625 18 Agnes Drover (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Kenneth 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8036 31 Beatrice Pittman (p) Machinist 1917 Methodist No No
GULLIKSEN, Ernest Traytown, Bonavista District 1385 22 Mary Gulliksen (p) Millman 1915 Methodist No No PDF