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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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
PURCELL, John Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4343 21 William Purcell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Samuel Sandy Point, St. George District 3147 18 Abram Tilley (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Martin Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District 1647 23 Lucy Williams (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
FORSEY, Joseph Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 8246 43 Eliza Forsey (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, William Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5753 22 John Costello (p) Section man (railroad) 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, October 30, 1918
MELLOR, Frederick Courtney Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District 0-77 - 91 26 Reverend J.C. Mellor (p) Cable operator 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DOBER, Peter Spanish Room, Burin District 6066 23 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.
NOSEWORTHY, Pierce Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5544 20 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HOOPER, Albert Norman Port au Port, St. George District 248 24 Walter Hooper (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SOMERTON, Charles Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3867 21 Mrs. Somerton (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, John Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6268 19 George Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOUGHLIN, Albert Flat Island, Burin District 5872 19 Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STREET, Abraham 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 4970 20 John Street (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
BURKE, Leo Michael St. John's 1170 19 Mrs. Charles Davis (o) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SAUNDERS, Henry Thomas Change Islands, Fogo District 5687 22 Frank Saunders (o) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALEXANDER, Conn Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 0-178 31 Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.
RODWAY, Wilson North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5929 19 Alfred Rodway (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
CLARKE, Stephen Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District 1933 22 Henry Clarke (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, Kenneth Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4821 22 Jane Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Henry Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5675 20 Theophilus Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENKINS, George Twillingate, Twillingate District 2467 23 Peter Jenkins (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Henry Martin Winterton, Trinity District 4239 23 Rachel Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GOSSE, Ronald Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5245 22 Mary Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
WHITE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6088 24 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCONNELL, Isaiah Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 396 27 Mary McConnell (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - McConnel.
SULLIVAN, Peter Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2786 18 John Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GALGAY, Francis Joseph St. John's 892 19 Minnie Galgay (o) Shoemaker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Robert Salvage Bay, Labrador 4673 33 Henry Brown (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARR, Reginald W. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2912 19 George Warr (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
MOSHER, George Henry Fortune, Burin District 4168 18 Saul Mosher (p) Seaman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
FLYNN, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1397 19 Elizabeth Flynn (p) Cutter (tailor) 1915 No No
CLARK, Howard Samuel Glenwood, Twillingate District 1455 22 Richard Scott Clarke (p) Trapper 1915 Methodist No No PDF Previously transcribed as Clarke
GROVES, John Bonavista, Bonavista District 5844 21 Thomas Groves (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Llewellyn James Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 198 20 Martha Carter (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
JANES, William J. Britannia, Trinity District 3767 19 Henry Janes (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon Twillingate, Twillingate District 3178 26 Jacob Moors (p) Storekeeper 1916 Methodist No No
ODRISCOLL, James William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 996 26 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLOUTER, Thomas E. Elliston, Trinity District 5014 23 Horatio Clouter (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Walter 6 Kings Road, St. John's 681 21 George Oliver (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YATES, Augustus A. New Bay, Twillingate District 5626 21 Water Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHAW, Daniel F. Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District 4975 22 Daniel Shaw (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Stewart 83 McFarlane Street, St. John's 2506 22 Robert Dawe (p) Train conductor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917
BRAKE, Edmund Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1653 23 John Brake (p) Fireman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger