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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
BUTLER, Ernest Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA 2150 21 Mary Butler (p) Ship steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.
BENSON, Eleazer 68 Monroe Street, St. John's 688 19 Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p) Mattress manufacturer 1914 No No
WHITE, Arthur J. Stephenville, St. George District 1029 Telegraph operator 1915 No No
KEATES, Robert J. Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 5257 23 John Keates (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Keats
REES, Maxwell Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 4332 19 Reuben Rees (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Stephen Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric 5119 19 George Roberts (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAGGS, Moses Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4971 23 Joseph Baggs (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, William Thomas Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 1900 22 Eli Stuckless (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.
KING, Albert Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6155 20 Wilson King (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWE, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 1991 18 John Rowe (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
TITFORD, Grant Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3699 18 Jessie (William) Titford (p) Operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SHEPPARD, Robert Point Leamington, Twillingate District 4990 20 John Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WILLIAMS, Walter 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8398 21 Alice Williams (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 2765 25 William Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also Regt. # 736 for additional misfiled documents
ROWSELL, George Pushthrough Head, Fortune District 3024 21 John Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, Joseph Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5819 20 Moses Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARROTT, Raymond Winterton, Trinity District 4149 21 William Parrott (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
JEWER, Walter Botwood, Twillingate District 2536 19 William George Jewer (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
LUDLOW, John Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3871 18 Benjamin Ludlow (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Albert 249 Water Street West, St. John's 2345 18 Robert Andrews (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
CRITCHELL, John Belleoram, Fortune District 5881 21 James Critchell (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Alexander F. Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5270 21 Stephen Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LISCOMBE, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8504 41 Mary Liscombe (s) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Luscombe.
TANSLEY, Harry Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom 2040 27 Philip Tansley (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CARNELL, John Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4627 18 George Carnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MATTHEWS, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2161 21 Jane Matthews (p) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BISHOP, Heber St. John's 1478 19 Elijah Bishop (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
ROSE, Vater Golf Avenue, St. John's 3926 18 John Rose (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BUTT, Joseph St. George, St. George District 4740 23 Samuel Butt (p) Sawmiller 1918 Methodist No No
TOBIN, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 8278 18 Alphonsus Tobin (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BARRY, Patrick Alphonsus Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3611 19 Maurice Joseph Barry (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Barrage
WALSH, James Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1562 26 Mary Walsh (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
VARDY, Reuben Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3527 19 John Vardy (p) Occupation: Storekeeper 1917 Methodist No No
SKEFFINGTON, John Glovertown, Bonavista District 5172 22 Adam Skeffington (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
MCINNIS, Alexander O'Regans, St. George District 6279 29 Hugh McInnis (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WAY, Garfield Newtown, Bonavista District 3153 24 Robert Way (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BUDDEN, Selby Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 5634 22 John Budden (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
ELLIS, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5229 20 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District 1817 24 Elizabeth McDonald (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer Burin, Burin District 2078 24 Henry Hollett (p) 1916 Methodist No No Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.
MEWS, Harry George Reginald 114 Military Road, St. John's 0-134 - 2834 18 Arthur Mews (p) Bank clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SEXTON, John Francis St. John's 2068 32 Hettie Sexton (s) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ODRISCOLL, Joseph P. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 2398 18 Patrick O'Driscoll (p) Scholar 1916 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Edward Battery Road, St. John's 2650 21 Mrs. Edward Earles (p) Labourer 1916 No No
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
KEEPING, Alwyn Minter St. John's 1020 20 Catherine Keeping (p) Poultry raiser 1915 Unknown No No