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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
FELIX, Henry Felix Cove, St. George District 4371 22 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAIN, Thomas Sidney Boston, Massachussetts, USA 3052 31 W.J.T. Pain (p) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918
DAWSON, Augustus Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1340 20 Margaret Dawson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STOCKLEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 2107 20 Joseph Stockley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Sidney Exploits, Twillingate District 4301 21 John Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Enos Millertown, Twillingate District 8115 37 Annie Lane (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No PDF
WARREN, George Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5050 23 Mahalia Warren (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ADAMS, James St. John's 1332 25 Mr. and Mrs. Adams (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CAREW, Elias Bauline, St. John's East District 5757 23 Mary Colbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LOVELESS, John Seal Cove, Fortune District 2970 22 John Loveless (o) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No PDF
CORNICK, Frank 87 Springdale Street, St. John's 2147 21 Stu Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARDY, John R. Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4863 29 John Hardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
READER, Harold Bonavista, Bonavista District 4507 20 William S. Reader (p) Commercial traveller 1918 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DURDLE, Ernest Bonavista, Bonavista District 5882 20 Philip Durdle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TULK, Hubert Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1590 Mary Anne Tulk (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
WAREHAM, Gilbert Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4992 20 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
DOBBIN, Dennis Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District 5731 19 Bernard Dobbin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Fred 48 Spencer Street, St. John's 159 21 John Mercer (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PILLEY, Archibald Badger Brook, Twillingate District 4931 18 James Pilley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SHEPPARD, Richard John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-88 - 282 22 Constable J. Sheppard (p) Traveller 1914 No No
HOWELL, Malcolm Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District 4914 19 Julia (William) Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian Cape George, St. George District 2791 26 Jane Cheson (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson
KNEE, Henry Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 2052 19 George Knee Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BOND, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3530 20 William Bond (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Claude Carters Cove, Twillingate District 6192 17 William Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SAMSON, Ethelred Flat Island, Bonavista District 5113 19 James Samson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, Samuel Patrick St. John's 884 19 Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
CURRAN, Eugene Manuels, Harbour Main District 8488 18 John Curran 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
WILLIAMS, Richard 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 652 19 Richard Williams (p) Grocer 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
DOWNTON, H. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
BISHOP, John E. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 3849 19 Henry Bishop (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BOWRING, George St. John's 1132 31 Mary Bowring (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
PIKE, George Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District 5842 19 Julia Pike (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No