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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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone 17 Prescott Street, St. John's 2671 18 Ephriah James Horwood (p) Student 1916 No No
WEIR, William H. Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 8444 23 Thomas Weir (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAHILL, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 2081 21 Mary Sweeney (p) Electrician 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JOHNSON, Ralph Trouty, Trinity District 2114 22 James Johnson (p) Paper makers helper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURKE, Martin 27 Angel Place, St. John's 2838 34 Mrs. John Burke (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
RYALL, Thomas J. Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's 8020 45 Margaret Ryall (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MATTERFACE, Frederick Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5494 19 Joseph Matterface (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, George Raymond Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 3898 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTT, Samuel Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5094 19 Harry Butt (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Richard North Wales, United Kingdom 3268 18 Margaret Jones (p) Sailor 1916 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
ANDREWS, Bartholomew Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 3679 22 John Andrews (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TUCKER, Timothy Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 5052 18 John Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
FRENCH, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 4098 18 Henry French (o) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 3049 20 Bertha M. Tessier (p) Bank clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARD, Henry Griguet, St. Barbe District 5054 19 John Ward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Henry Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5664 18 George Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYALL, Albert 13 1/2 James Street, St. John's 3971 19 Mrs. John Fowlow (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X
PELLEY, Albert Southwest Arm, Twillingate District 8103 21 Jobes Pelley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KING, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 4063 21 William King (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No
GEANGE, Lewis Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 5394 20 Benjamin Geange (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BLUNDON, Charles Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2800 20 Stephen Blundon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JESSO, Henry Martin Ship Cove, St. George District 4949 27 Edward Jesso (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUXTER, Dorman Springdale, Twillingate District 5289 19 Nathaniel Huxter (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAYTOR, Herbert Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4454 18 Fred Chaytor (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Charles F. Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District 8208 18 Ellen Dennis (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No No No
GILLAM, George C. [Charles] Robinsons, St. George District 4941 21 James Gillam (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
BRAKE, Frank Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1269 22 John Brake (p) Brakesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
HULL, Harvey Seal Islands, Labrador 2911 30 Mrs. Harvey Hull (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Albert New Harbour, Trinity District 5322 20 Thomas Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAGGETT, Edward P. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2164 18 George Haggett (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 4472 26 Andrew Roberts (p) Travelling salesman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Francis A. 13 Howe Place, St. John's 1959 21 Mary Walsh (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic - Church of England No No Discrepancy in religion
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Albert 43 Duckworth Street, St. John's 5585 21 William King (p) Longshoreman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARRETT, R. [Ralph] No information 0-247 1918 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.
WISEMAN, Walter Delbys Cove, Trinity District 6197 24 Job Wiseman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No