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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
CHAFE, Lawrence Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5370 20 Mary (Jeffrey) Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, David Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 310 26 Mrs. John Tremlett (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GOLDSTONE, Harris Bell Island, St. John's East District 5396 21 Israel Goldstone (p) Salesman 1918 Jewish No No
WOODLAND, Walter New Melbourne, Trinity District 5853 20 Stephen Woodland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
FRENCH, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 4189 21 John French (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Martin Holyrood, Harbour Main District 3655 22 Martha Murphy (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
MANNING, Michael Thomas 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2749 18 Mrs. Michael Manning (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
FRADSHAM, Harvey Pacquet, St. Barbe District 4910 25 Fred Fradsham (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ELSWORTH, James Carmanville, Fogo District 625 25 Emelia Elsworth (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.
COLE, Hubert Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4828 24 Mrs. Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Frank Gilbert Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 915 22 John Dawe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
GREEN, Wilson Deep Bight, Trinity District 5110 19 Charles Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MYLER, Alexander Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 650 22 William J. Myler (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
THOMSON, Charles Moncrief St. John's 1564 19 Mary Thompson (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MUNN, William Lionel Garth 26 Gower Street, St. John's 0-56 - 1924 17 William A. Munn (p) Clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No I
HOGAN, John R. Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8113 18 Nellie Howell (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GRANGER, Charles E. Trinity, Trinity District 3646 26 Edmund T. Granger (p) Tradesman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 5, 1917
WOODFORD, Michael 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8030 20 John Woodford (p) Boiler maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Walter Campbell Logy Bay Road, St. John's 690 21 Mrs. R.C. Smith (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ASH, John Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1811 22 John Ash (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
CRANE, John Archibald 26 Bannerman Street, St. John's 2667 24 Archibald Crane (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, Michael A. Upper Battery Road, St. John's 3359 37 Amelia Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
PILGRIM, Sidney St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 5618 18 Albert Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DONNELLY, William St. John's 2162 19 William Donnelly (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CLUETT, Henry Garnish, Fortune District 3900 22 Stephen Cluett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
CAHILL, Martin Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 258 22 Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p) Mechanic 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
VIVIAN, Gordon Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5152 20 William Vivian (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STICKLAND, Peter Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3778 20 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.
GALLOWAY, Bernard Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4596 20 Mary Galoway (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURT, Charles Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2647 23 Andrew Burt (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
EZEKIEL, Joseph George Gallows Cove, Harbour Main 2272 17 Thomas Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy Flat Islands, Bonavista District 2927 19 William Hiscock (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
BATTEN, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 6234 20 John Batten (p) Carpenter 1918 Salvation Army No No
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ADEY, Frank Clarenville, Trinity District 1668 19 John Adey (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Allan Feild Street, St. John's 5476 22 Susie Richards (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No