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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WALTERS, John Bank Head, St. George District 8415 18 Mrs. Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MCDONALD, Patrick Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 1490 33 Richard McDonald (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GILLETT, Walter Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2540 23 Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARREN, Eli New Perlican, Trinity District 5879 18 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Garrett St. John's 1023 20 Hester Burke (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, John Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District 2224 19 Mrs. James King (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 16, 1918 King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.
PROCUNIER, W. E. No Information 0-235 1917 No No Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.
RODGERS, Edward 41B Cook Street, St. John's 8381 20 Samuel Rodgers (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
READER, Alexander Bonavista, Bonavista District 1135 20 William S. Reader (p) Letter carrier 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RENDELL, Ernest John New Harbour, Trinity District 1906 18 William Rendell (o) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Randell.
DYER, William John 10 York Street, St. John's 4605 22 Ellen Dyer (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, March 19, 1919
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DONNELLY, Thomas 87 Circular Road, St. John's 8147 18 John Donnelly (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, John 16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's 6110 20 Ignatius Tucker (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, Michael S. 32 Queens Road, St. John's 0-191 41 Kathleen E. Sullivan (s) Booker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEAD, Horatio Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5979 24 Joseph Head (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHERREN, Nelson L. Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2458 18 George Sherren (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, May 7, 1917 Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC
WALTERS, Norman Champneys, Trinity District 3599 18 Joseph Walters (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Patrick Joseph St. John's 1053 19 Hannah Brown (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
KING, Arthur Case 10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8387 24 Ade Lillian King (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander 5 Livingstone Street, St. John's 518 19 Mrs. James Boggan (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWFORD, Robert Reid 179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-253 - 2086 19 Harry Crawford (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
SAUNDERS, Eleazor Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3442 19 George Saunders (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.
MESSERVEY, Walter Sandy Point, St. George District 1707 21 Nixon Messervey (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James Joseph 8 Sebastian Street, St. John's 2352 18 James Martin (p) Teamster 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MOORE, Thomas S.F Carbonear, Carbonear District 4771 19 Thomas Moore (p) Operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Harvey Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District 8196 22 Mrs. John Brooks (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
KING, Thomas Martin Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2508 18 Jane French (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No
STEVENS, Benjamin Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6107 23 William H. Stevens (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
FAOUR, Edward St. John's 1075 19 Mrs. Faour (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4381 24 Thomas Murrin Sr. (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SLANEY, Donett Marystown, Burin District 6330 21 James Slaney (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Previously transcribed as Donald ; Recorded on Descriptive Return of Soldier...(form) as Donatious James Slaney.
PENNY, Stephen English Harbour, Trinity District 1089 19 Elizabeth Penney Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Robert Ellis Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom 0-54 - 2845 32 John Evans (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
JOHNSON, James 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8311 19 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROSE, Joshua Bay du Nord, Fortune District 5577 20 Alfred Rose (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLERIDGE, Peter Trinity, Trinity District 5852 19 Deborah Coleridge (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCALLISTER, Joseph 53 Brazils Square, St. John's 5144 21 David McAllister (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Allan 240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2205 18 Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p) Boiler maker 1916 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Francis Gander Bay, Fogo District 2687 18 Maurice Thistle (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 30, 1917
BROWN, James G. Rock Harbour, Burin District 1984 21 Henry Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, December 9, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
KIELLY, Leo 17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's 6219 William Kielly (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16