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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
GUY, Herbert Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 5238 20 John Guy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James 38 Henry Street, St. John's 4632 19 Matthew Kelly (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
GILLINGHAM, Thomas Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 8509 21 Fanny Brenton (o) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Nathaniel Hodges Cove, Trinity District 5100 18 Albert Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Samuel Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1887 20 Emma Bishop Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Isaac Port Rexton, Trinity District 3747 20 Willis Butler (p) Teaching 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASHIN, Peter John Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 0-160 - 1387 25 Gertrude Cashin (p) 1915 No No I
THORNHILL, Earl Little Bay East, Fortune District 5200 20 Ambrose Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, Jabez Newtown, Bonavista District 6130 23 William Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BANNISTER, Philip Port Rexton, Trinity District 4512 21 Charles Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHAW, Bernard Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 2785 27 Mary Shaw (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MCLEAN, Duncan James Torridon, Rosshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 2892 26 Mrs. Duncan McLean (o) Tailor 1916 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917
PINSENT, Willis G. Brighton, Twillingate District 5525 20 Samuel Pincent (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Pincent
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
PRETTY, Edward Chapel Arm, Trinity District 8116 18 Edmund Pretty (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURTON, Brendan J. St. John's 2033 18 Patrick Burton (p) Printer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, George Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1516 19 Laura Small (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie Southside, Fogo, Fogo District 2908 18 William Torraville (p) Coal trimmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
SCOTT, John Samuel Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3949 21 Lamber Scott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORGAN, Walter Indian Pond, Harbour Main District 6150 22 Archibald Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDERSON, Elias Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3249 22 Mary Susan Anderson (s) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.
LEMESSURIER, Ralph 113 Gower Street, St. John's 2416 18 E.M. LeMessurier (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican)\ No No
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
HAYWARD, Patrick St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District 5877 23 Thomas Hayward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Edward Thoroughfare, Trinity District 3804 22 James Brown (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MCCULLOCK, George Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom 2148 26 Thomas McCullock (p) Groom 1916 No No
NORTHCOTT, Lewis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1451 20 George Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
ROWE, Arthur J. Cape St. George, St. George District 4745 18 Henry Rowe (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHATMAN, William Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2212 21 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NEVILLE, James Joseph 39 Young Street, St. John's 3003 24 Michael Neville (p) Railroading 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNELLY, Nicholas Brigus, Port de Grave District 4369 18 Jane Connelly (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORTALL, Stanley J. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4540 29 Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p) Outside salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel Manchester, England, United Kingdom 3067 50 Mary Rodgers (s) Musician 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
MANSFIELD, James J. 119 New Gower Street, St. John's 3041 32 May Mansfield (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X
SNELGROVE, Overton Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3683 18 Peter Snelgrove (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITEHORN, Abner New Bay, Twillingate District 5614 21 Emily Whitehorn (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.
QUINTON, Cecil. Charleston, Bonavista District 6166 18 Charles Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No