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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 Death Commendationssort descending Notes
DUFFETT, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 6198 17 William Duffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Phineas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 2720 18 Frederick Boone (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Richard Baxter Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 1582 21 Dorcas Murcell (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
MOXLEY, John Charles Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3420 22 Edwin Moxley (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LILLY, Paul U. Exploits, Twillingate District 1323 25 Mary Lilly (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Ulysis as second name: information from family member
COX, Chesley Goulds, St. John's West District 4192 20 Ida Cox (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASSELL, Darius Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District 4069 19 Thomas Cassell (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
SWEETAPPLE, Stephen Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3588 20 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
JUDGE, John Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 3781 19 Peter Judge (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, Wilson Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5527 24 John Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PARSONS, Alwin Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate 3453 21 Emma Parsons (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin
HOWELL, Ambrose Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 3813 28 Naomi (Job) Howell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Robert 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8018 25 Muriel Andrews (s) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
SWEETSER, T.H. N/A Medical officer 1917 No No Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.
EVERETT, Edward 70 Brazils Hill, St. John's 4719 21 Mary Everett (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) 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
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
HOUSE, Ronald Herbert Catalina, Trinity District 1172 22 Anna House (p) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.
DAY, Cyril Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4397 20 James Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VICKERS, John. Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5749 20 Martin Vickers (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Walter G. St. John's 1678 21 Henry McDonald (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CHAPMAN, William Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District 5563 20 James Chapman (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.
BURSEY, Arch Gambo, Bonavista District 2290 22 John Bursey (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PROSPER, John Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 4907 20 William Prosper (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Fred British Harbour, Trinity District 2475 23 Eli Gardner (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, December 28, 1918 POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, John Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 1360 John Carter (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Robert St. John's 1309 21 Katherine Hickey (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 15, 1917
EVANS, Leonard St. John's 658 21 Jabez Evans (p) Steward 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
HUTCHCROFT, William Point Leamington, Twillingate District 8507 25 Arthur Hutchcroft (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
PIERCEY, William New Perlican, Trinity District 5692 20 Joseph Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AVERY, Henry Wilson Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5261 20 Jane Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LOCKE, Joseph Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5457 24 Lionel Locke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEARLE, Richard Goulds, St. John's West District 3986 18 May Ruby (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRORY, John 83 Patrick Street, St. John's 3154 18 David McGrory (p) Steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGory
KENNEDY, Edward Joseph 6 Joy Square, St. John's 2758 19 Edward Kennedy (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BRYANT, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3623 18 Herbert Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
PARDY, Manuel Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District 5817 23 Mary Loder (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
HUDSON, Alexander Marshall Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 961 21 Allan Hudson (p) Teacher 1915 Methodist No No
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNEE, Harold Badgers Quay, Bonavista District 5586 19 Andrew Knee (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, Alphonso J. Pennywell Road, St. John's 2287 19 Mrs. Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, May 5, 1918
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SIMMONS, Robert Botwood, Twillingate District 3380 19 William Simmons (p) Wharfinger 1917 Methodist No No
LEFRESNE, Norman Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2648 19 P.J. LeFresne (o) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne
HUTCHINS, Harold Greenspond, Bonavista District 602 17 Mr. Hutchins (p) Storekeeper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916