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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 ascending Notes
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BUTLER, Charles St. John's 905 34 Mrs. John Butler (o) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BUTCHER, Ernest 5 Howe Place, St. John's 430 33 Julia Butcher (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BULGIN, Augustus Farmers Arm, Twillingate District 2427 18 John Bulgin (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 PDF
BROWN, David Tilton, Harbour Grace District 1319 William Brown (p) Railroad foreman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.
BRAZIL, Matthew Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1368 21 Thomas Brazil (o) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I
BISHOP, John E. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3849 19 Henry Bishop (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BEST, Frank Gordon 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 42 20 Josiah Best (p) Clerk (hardware) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
BENNETT, Victor Sydney Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-52 - 2895 19 J.R. Bennett (p) Accountant 1916 No No PDF Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
BENNETT, Manuel Joseph Flat Bay, St. George District 1785 18 George Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 3187 18 Mrs. Selina Bendell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
BARRETT, Harold George 50 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-69 - 798 22 Henry G. Barrett (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 PDF
BALL, Andrew F. Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 8230 29 May Ball (s) Lumberman 1917 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
ASH, Archibald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 575 23 George Edward Ash (p) Electric engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 23, 1917 PDF
ANTHONY, William Seal Cove, Harbour Main District 2247 19 Isaac Anthony (p) Carter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ANSTEY, Alfred Back Harbour, Twillingate District 3182 22 James Anstey (p) Sail making 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
AITKEN, Ernest Peyton Botwood, Twillingate District 643 23 John W. Aitken (p) Lumberman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ADAMS, Alexander Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 1989 22 Emily Adams (p) Plumber 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SNOW, Walter Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2060 18 Henry C. Snow (p) Coachman 1916 Methodist No No PDF
CLARKE, Eleazer Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4692 20 Thomas Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 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
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROGERS, James 40 Breen Street, St. John's 4194 18 Edward Rogers (p) Shell maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ERLEY, Joseph Freshwater Road, St. John's 116 James Erley (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
YOUNG, William Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8286 20 Victor Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, Gordon St. John's 753 20 Simeon Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
MARTIN, Henley Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1417 19 Phoebe Martin (p) Undertaker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAKE, Harrison Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1409 20 Josephine Brake (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, John Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3250 18 Arthur Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCCORMACK, James Southside Road, St. John's n/a 16 Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
PAUL, Ralph Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District 3717 23 William Paul (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No