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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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
COOK, Ernest George Trinity East, Trinity District 4384 18 John Cook (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOBBETT, Matthew McCallum Harbour, Fortune District 3541 18 John Bobbett (p) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.
SAUNDERS, John Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5648 18 Joseph Saunders (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sanders.
KEHOE, Lawrence St. John's 1779 18 Michael Kehoe (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RYALL, Robert S. St. John's 1891 18 Robert Ryall (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
QUINTON, Cecil. Charleston, Bonavista District 6166 18 Charles Quinton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HERDER, Wallace 12 Pleasant Street, St. John's 2274 18 George Herder (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
ANDREWS, Albert 249 Water Street West, St. John's 2345 18 Robert Andrews (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Vincent Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4585 18 Clotilda Williams (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GLADNEY, William J. Fort Townshend, St. John's 2597 18 John Gladney (p) Letter carrier 1916 No No
MAHER, Leo Joseph Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3661 18 John Maher (p) Papermaker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 3826 18 Patrick Hickey (p) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
POWELL, Baxter Happy Adventure, Bonavista District 8074 18 Emeline Powell (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, William Joseph Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2821 18 John Kent (p) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOODLAND, Augustus Winter Avenue, St. John's 4186 18 Clara Goodland (p) Printer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HICKS, Philip Seymore Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District 5426 18 William Hicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918 Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Edwin Garland Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2104 18 Sarah Bungay (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.
MARSH, Absalom Hillview, Trinity District 4785 18 Joseph Marsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Abraham
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
OSBOURNE, James S. Blaketown, Trinity District 3290 18 James Osbourne (p) Miner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BARTER, Alexander 265 Southside Road, St. John's 4001 18 James Barter (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MESSERVEY, William Sandy Point, St. George District 4152 18 Martha Messervey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
DEVEREAUX, Joseph Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4710 18 Sarah Devereaux (p) Electrician 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENGER, Rance Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4230 18 John Benger (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, May 20, 1921
READ, Charles Woody Point, St. Barbe District 8251 18 Charles Read (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3458 18 Lilly Russ (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, Henry Change Islands, North End, Fogo District 2672 18 Josiah Oake (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
GRANTER, Samuel Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3946 18 James Granter (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SHEPPARD, Henry Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District 5226 18 Henry Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 8, 1918
MCGRORY, John 83 Patrick Street, St. John's 3154 18 David McGrory (p) Steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGory
BRYANT, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3623 18 Herbert Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
POWER, Redmond J. Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2386 18 Patrick Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
RODGERS, Thomas St. John's 2632 18 Stephen Rodgers (p) Butcher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes Yes Tuesday, April 17, 1917 POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included
GREENING, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3254 18 Jackson Greening (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TEIXEIRA, Joseph Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal 3424 18 James Teixeira (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918 Attestation papers also misfiled with Regt. # 13. Teixeira was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of surname: Previously transcribed as Teixeisa; alternate spellings in file: Teisceira and others.
CHAFE, Ronald M 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-256 - 3601 18 Levi Chafe (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLOWAY, Nicholas Bloomfield, Bonavista District 2507 18 Thomas Holloway (p) Lumberman 1916 No No
FOWLOW, Chesley Trinity East, Trinity District 4346 18 Albert Fowlow (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No