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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, Peter. Mobile, Ferryland District 5748 22 Daniel Quirk (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, George William Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3191 24 Mrs. Thomas Onford (o) Fisherman 1916 No No
BRADBURY, George Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4714 19 Mrs. Rebecca Bradbury (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Albert Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6155 20 Wilson King (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREELEY, Thomas Tilton, Harbour Grace District 4798 22 Edward Greeley (p) Miner 1918 No No
CURLOW, Henry Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8129 33 Bessie Curlow (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WISEMAN, William F. St. John's 1628 17 James Wiseman (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FRENCH, Thomas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4401 21 James French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOBLE, Lorenzo Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5546 23 Elizabeth Noble (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Charles St. John's 905 34 Mrs. John Butler (o) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DUCEY, Thomas Keels, Bonavista District 5169 24 Lawrence Ducey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOX, William Grand Bank, Burin District 5797 19 William Fox (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HICKEY, Patrick Bell Island, St. John's East District 4645 36 Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, George Edward 10 York Street, St. John's 506 23 Mr. Walsh (p) Soap maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 444 23 E.B. Colbourne (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
MCEVOY, John Francis. Curling, St. George District 3656 20 Michael Joseph McEvoy (p) Banker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUMPHRIES, William Catalina, Trinity District 588 20 Edward Humphries (p) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, Thomas Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 4780 19 Albert Hallett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SNOW, Garland Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4058 19 Abraham Snow (p) Trapper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATKINS, Leander G. Botwood, Twillingate District 6304 24 Ephraim Watkins (p) Cook 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, George Grand Bank, Burin district 8145 25 Mrs. Amelia H. White (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEECHAM, Joseph Bareneed, Port de Grave District 4629 18 Nathaniel Beecham (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SYMONDS, Wilfred J. Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4011 18 George Symonds (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.
PIKE, Thomas St. Lawrence, Burin District 3235 18 George Pike (p) Assistant government official 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAW, Bernard Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2785 27 Mary Shaw (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
HOUNSELL, Albert Pound Cove, Bonavista District 5479 20 Charles Hounsell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SINYARD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 5046 19 Jonathan Sinyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVEYS, James Newton 44 Gilbert Street, St. John's 359 19 Mr. Loveys (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
DOYLE, Thomas Blackhead Road, St. John's 6217 19 Mrs. Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
WAY, Garfield Newtown, Bonavista District 3153 24 Robert Way (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Gordon 178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2669 21 William E. Harris (p) Boiler maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRETT, Angus Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 5976 18 John Barrett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Harold 20 Buchannan Street, St. John's 4554 18 John Murphy (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIGGOTT, Walter 9 Monroe Street, St. John's 296 25 Henry Piggott (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
SCOTT, John Samuel Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3949 21 Lamber Scott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TURNER, Donald Morison 321 Southside Road, St. John's 2848 18 G. E. Turner (p) Analyst 1916 Presbyterian No No
KELLY, Ernest Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 2854 18 Isaac Kelly (p) Printing 1916 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Frederick 20 Charlton Street, St. John's 8283 19 Levi Thistle (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
STACEY, Charles W. North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 6222 18 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUCKINGHAM, Edward 38 John Street, St. John's 5045 19 John Buckingham (p) Marine engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
ARKLIE, James Botwood, Twillingate District 4306 25 Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No