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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 descending Commendations Notes
MEANEY, Brian Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1901 18 Sarah Meaney (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
READ, Cecil H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4099 18 John Read (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Leslie Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8348 20 Alfred Bartlett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DALLEY, Elijah Twillingate, Twillingate District 5974 21 John Dalley (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEARN, Matthew 10 Alexander Street, St. John's 2556 21 John J. Hearn (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X
MULLALY, James Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 8292 27 Bridget Mullaly (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MORRISSEY, John Joseph 45 Parade Street, St. John's 689 20 Peter Morrissey (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
CRANFORD, Moses New Harbour, Trinity District 1579 23 Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p) Constable 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Benjamin 9 Patrick Street, St. John's 8359 24 Rose A. Squires (s) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.
ADAMS, John F King's Point, Twillingate District 3894 22 Esau Adams (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
HAYDON, John Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 5390 20 John Haydon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Michael 23 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8181 18 Mary A. Kelly (p) Sail maker and labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, James Joseph 56 Barters Hill, St. John's 113 23 William Hickey (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, Elam Port Rexton, Trinity District 2501 20 Joseph Randell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OTOOLE, Allan Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3073 18 Mary O'Toole (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOPER, John Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 4142 19 William Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, John Edgar 2 Feild Street, St. John's 120 17 George and Agnes Morris (p) Truckman - telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X
BUGDEN, Baxter English Harbour, Trinity District 3459 18 Albert Bugden (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
LEGGE, James New Perlican, Trinity District 5362 22 Corbett Legge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YARD, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5744 22 Christopher Yard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALKINS, Michael James 8 Bannerman St., St. John's 8195 19 Ellen F. Walkins (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.
ROWE, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 5722 23 Edward Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Andrew 24 Cabot Street, St. John's 8216 19 James Abbott (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Walter Trinity, Trinity District 2555 18 Mark Earles (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SNOW, Ernest Albert Griquet, St. Barbe District 1912 18 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Everett.
KELLY, Edward Wickford Street, St. John's 4072 18 Michael Kelly (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Cecil Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3905 18 Edward Dicks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Hardy Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3144 18 Jabez Rideout (p) Factory man 1916 Methodist No No
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
STRONG, Saul Fortune, Burin District 3564 18 John Strong (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
SPURRELL, Charles Patrick 41 Wickford Street, St. John's 378 20 John Spurrell (p) Bookmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
KAVANAGH, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5777 20 James Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
RODGERS, Joseph Barnes Place, St. John's 5871 22 Bridget Rodgers (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARVEY, Guy W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-194 30 Mrs. John Harvey (p) Civil engineer 1917 No No Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.
NICOL, Rex Emmanuel St. John's 1740 15 Charles M. Nichol Tailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander 5 Livingstone Street, St. John's 518 19 Mrs. James Boggan (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARK, Edmund McIvers Cove, St. George District 3653 19 Reuben Park (p) Teamster 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Esau Deer Harbour, Trinity District 987 27 Samuel Penney (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No