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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
LEWIS, Fred James St. John's 1640 18 William James Lewis (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.
BUTLER, Harvey Ronald St. John's 1883 18 Annie Butler (p) Office clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
LEE, Ernest Fortune, Burin District 4171 18 Lizzie Faucher (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
POWER, Martin Frances Witless Bay, Ferryland District 3331 18 John Joseph Power (o) Carpenters apprentice 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBY-GOOBIE, William Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3393 18 John Gooby (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HARVEY, Ralph Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8270 18 Alexander Harvey (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
ADAMS, William Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2306 18 Mrs. James William [Adams] (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
CARTER, Chesley William Pass Island, Fortune District 4080 18 William Carter (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, Erastus Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District 3940 18 Benjamin Elliott (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EASTMAN, Willis Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3155 18 Joseph Eastman (p) Mill man 1916 Salvation Army No No
STEAD, Benjamin Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3337 18 John Stead (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PEYTON, Stephen Barr'd Island, Fogo District 2514 18 Delia Peyton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 24, 1917
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
MARSH, William Luther Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2083 18 Israel March (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
CHIPPETT, Harry T. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8238 18 Nathaniel Chippett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
OAKE, William Dowell Change Islands, Fogo District 1919 18 Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917.
JANES, Darcie Hubert Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2836 18 George Nathan Janes (p) Blacksmith 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
TILLEY, Andrew Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3985 18 Frank Tilley (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOMER, Joshua Carbonear, Carbonear District 3961 18 Joseph Homer (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Homan.
BEASAU, Matthew Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District 4938 18 Edward Beasau (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce St. John's 2170 18 Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway
MACKLIN, Rupert Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 3732 18 Amelia (William) Macklin (p) Marine engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert
MARTIN, Malcolm Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2656 18 Thomas Martin (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, Frederick Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4503 18 Bertha French (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville Crabbes, St. George District 2789 18 Joseph Chaffey (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNHILL, Charles C. Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District 4958 18 Benjamin J. Thornhill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Clement St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4286 18 Thomas Penney (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.
GAVON, Thomas Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5625 18 George Gavon 1918 No No File missing, Information from service ledger.
MOORE, Gordon Martin 76 Circular Road, St. John's 2998 18 Laura Noore (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOYCE, William Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District 1952 18 Christopher Joyce (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, September 8, 1916
MAYBEE, Samuel Trinity, Trinity District 3030 18 Thomas Maybee (p) Steward 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.
MORRIS, Samuel Goose Cove, Trinity District 3341 18 William Morris (p) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, Leo Catalina, Trinity District 4637 18 Eli Collins (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Herbert 3 George Street, St. John's 3441 18 Joseph LeGrow (p) Marble cutter 1917 Methodist No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
GOSSE, John Torbay, St. John's East District 2473 18 Peter Gosse (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF