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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
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
TUCKER, Philip Boncloddy Street, St. John's 4940 23 Ignatius Tucker (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEVIS, Robert Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5671 21 William J. Levis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.
GROUCHY, Horatio William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 2025 31 Jesse Grouchy (p) Railroad man 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
DUNPHY, Patrick 25 Burkes Square, St. John's 4447 18 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
OQUINN, Peter J. South Branch, St. George District 5672 21 Peter O'Quinn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAUL, John Joseph 11 Central Street, St. John's 374 24 Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Robert Gambo, Bonavista District 5720 23 John Brown (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, John J. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3214 21 Mary O'Brien (p) Coachman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, John Valentine Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 1210 26 Ethel Peddle Ross (s) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFIN, James Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5868 19 John Whiffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen
ABBOTT, Fred Doting Cove, Fogo District 5206 19 Charles J. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, Henry Skinner 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 361 29 Hannah Stone (s) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Henry Catalina, Trinity District 5915 20 James Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Joseph English Harbour, Trinity District 3432 20 Stephen Ford (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, John Joseph 55 Plymouth Road, St. John's 3607 23 John Martin (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRY, Hezekiah Charleston, Bonavista District 4959 26 John Fry (p) Labourer 1918 Salvation Army No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, George Stanley 52 Mullock Street, St. John's 200 20 Eli Garland (p) Post office clerk 1914 Methodist No No
ONEILL, Martin Patrick 8 Lime Street, St. John's 468 30 Margaret O'Neill (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No Out of numerical order; follows # 475
SNOW, Francis Joseph St. John's 1381 Box maker 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOLLETT, Nicholas Small Point, Bay de Verde District 6283 20 Samuel Hollett (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
COLES, Humphrey Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 3779 21 Levi Coles (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
GREENING, Garland Musgravetown. Bonavista District 1506 19 Alexandra Greening (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
DAVIS, Frederick Valleyfield, Bonavista District 2409 21 Joseph Davis (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, John Trinity, Trinity District 4522 21 George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, James C. Sandy Point, St. George District 8414 22 Annie Abbott (s) Scaler 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
KILLIN, Joseph Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-294 - 2112 26 Thomas Killin (p) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
POPE, William James Stones Cove, Fortune District 6307 23 Albert Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Baxter Greenspond, Bonavista District 4227 18 George Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
HEALE, Arthur St. John's 875 19 William G. Heale (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TEMPLE, Esau Normans Cove, Trinity District 5026 24 Peter Temple (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAMPION, Joseph Botwood, Twillingate District 8422 36 Sarah Champion (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PELLEY, Douglas Rattling Brook, Twillingate District 3456 20 Jabez Pelley (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
LEWIS, John Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 8403 18 Edward Lewis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
REES, Fred S. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2626 24 William Rees (p) Machinist 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.
JANES, Thomas Patrick 60 McFarlane Street, St. John's 136 20 John Janes (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BAKER, John Hodges Cove, Trinity District 4715 21 Hannah Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KEAN, Baxter W Brookfield, Bonavista District 0-270 - 3838 21 Job Kean (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
HEAD, Dorman Gander Bay, Fogo District 8493 26 Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HISCOCK, Simeon Winterton, Trinity District 5313 25 Jacob Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAIN, Thomas Sidney Boston, Massachussetts, USA 3052 31 W.J.T. Pain (p) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No