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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
BUTT, Edward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 3190 25 William Butt (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Herbert Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3682 19 Reuben Churchill (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NOFTALL, Isaiah Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 8048 18 John C. Noftall (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BEST, Henry Charles Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2135 46 Martha Best (s) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COURAGE, Harrison Catalina, Trinity District 1249 21 Eliza Courage (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Death certificate in French
MERCER, Arthur 60 Barters Hill, St. John's n/a 14 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
MOULAND, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 488 23 Mrs. Mouland (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
FARRELL, Eugene S. North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 8098 23 Thomas Farrell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WELLS, Elias J. Horwood, Fogo District 8451 23 Nellie Wells (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
DRAY, Patrick Mary Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District 1159 19 James Dray (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
CRITCH, Frank Springdale, Twillingate District 4939 19 John Critch (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, John 22 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5410 21 Mary Power (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALDERDICE, Norman H Water Street West, St. John's 0-142 Dorothy Alderdice (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.
CASE, George Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6129 22 Victor Case (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
SAMSON, Martin R. Seal Cove, Twillingate District 8085 29 Robert Samson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DICKS, George Belleoram, Fortune District 1402 18 Martha Dicks (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, Ephraim Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5688 20 Henry Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEARLE, Richard Goulds, St. John's West District 3986 18 May Ruby (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICKLAND, William LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6071 24 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Strickland
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 No No
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TUCKER, William 161 Casey Street, St. John's 4686 21 Nellie Tucker (s) Truckman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
IVANY, Bertram Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 4129 19 Reuben Ivany (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
PINKEN, Arthur Wild Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4521 18 James Pinken (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Pinksen
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, Lewis Springdale, Twillingate District 3576 19 Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Edmund Laurenceton, Twillingate District 8131 49 Lucy Pelley (o) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
DEVOE, Vincent Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 5858 19 Marcellian Devoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAWLEY, Albert W. Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4009 23 Elizabeth Crawley (p) Sulphate worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HIBBS, James Francis 52 Livingstone Street, St. John's 299 19 William Hibbs (p) Factory hand 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOUSE, Herbert A. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3488 20 William House (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
OAKE, James Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 5507 23 Joseph Oake (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STEVENS, James Seal Islands, Labrador 5790 19 George Stevens (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
ROMAINE, Benjamin Bonavista, Bonavista District 4829 32 Mrs. George Romaine (p) Miner 1918 Salvation Army No No
SLATTERY, John L. 94 Freshwater Road, St. John's 2594 19 Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, George English Harbour, Trinity District 4738 22 John Barnes (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CLARK, Frank Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District 5049 22 Heman Clark (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOVE, Edgar Twillingate, Twillingate District 5416 21 Israel Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, William 5 Mullock Street, St. John's 4639 18 James Squires (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Lewis Harbour Breton, Fortune District 5567 19 White Jensen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
ROBERTS, Henry B. Brigus, Port de Grave District 5821 25 Thomas Roberts (p) Farmer 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, John (Jack) 70 Cabot Street, St. John's 5087 20 Thomas Pike (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PAYNE, George Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4925 18 John A. Payne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.