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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
GALLOP, Dyson Curling , George District 2072 19 Joshusa Gallop (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CURTIS, Gerald Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 5004 19 Miss Selena Curtis (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEATER, Herbert Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 180 19 John Heater (p) Policeman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGGE, Marcus Hearts Content, Trinity District 2691 19 Archibald Legge (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 24, 1919 Photograph of grave-site included
PURCHASE, William Deer Harbour, Trinity District 4851 19 George Purchase (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
YOUNG, William Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 4267 19 Agnes Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes document for # 4269 John Power
ADEY, Wilfred Adeytown, Trinity District 1615 19 Mr. Adey (p) Fishing and lumbering 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2249 19 William Down (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Walter B. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2533 19 Israel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COUGHLAN, Edward Morris 63 Prescott Street, St. John's 3261 19 James Coughlan (p) Cable operator 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
MELVIN, Michael La Manche, Ferryland District 5754 19 Thomas Melvin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
BUTT, Samuel Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5094 19 Harry Butt (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Thomas Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4187 19 Isaiah Tucker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LANNON, William Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 1519 19 Johanna Lannon (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, June 18, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
RYALL, Albert 13 1/2 James Street, St. John's 3971 19 Mrs. John Fowlow (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X
HUXTER, Dorman Springdale, Twillingate District 5289 19 Nathaniel Huxter (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Albert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2219 19 John Moores (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 28, 1917
WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn Englee, St. Barbe District 1045 19 Selina Barnes (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
CLARKE, William Springdale, Twillingate District 5305 19 Henry Clarke (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HOWLETT, James Joseph Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 3313 19 John Howlett (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICE, Arthur Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5279 19 Patrick Rice (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, Leopold 95 Kings Road, St. John's 3973 19 Levi Caines (p) Blacksmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16
LEWIS, John Thomas Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2746 19 Margaret Fewer (p) Pulp maker 1916 Roman Catholic - Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918 Discrepancy in religion
ROSE, Peter Twillingate, Twillingate District 2474 19 Peter Clarke (o) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PENNELL, George Michael Frances Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2176 19 Daniel Pennell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOULTON, Samuel Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4633 19 Henry Moulton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, Augustine Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 3435 19 Patrick Greene (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Albert St. John's 1094 19 Lavinia Thistle (p) Truckman 1915 Methodist No No
INKPEN, Raymond Great Burin, Burin District 5718 19 Joseph Inkpen (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
IVANY, Herbert Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3976 19 Benjamin Ivany (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, George Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2586 19 Job Mercer (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ORGAN, John Great Jervais, Fortune District 3046 19 Maggie Long (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
ROCHE, Allan Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 5186 19 John Roche (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STOODLEY, Lyman George Grand Bank, Burin District 2160 19 Thomas Stoodley (p) Bookkeeper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 18, 1917
DICKS, Malcolm Bell Island, St. John's East District 4571 19 Percy Dicks (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILSON, William Patrick 51 Carters Hill, St. John's 2731 19 Andrew Wilson (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No