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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 ascending Notes
PICCO, Joseph St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6056 21 Dennis Picco (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDDY, Isaac Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4980 21 John Eddy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STARES, Frank William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 1449 19 Allan Stares (p) Sawyer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Hubert Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 8417 18 Charles Dawe (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
CLARKE, Levi St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6125 20 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HALADAY, Moses Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District 3624 20 John Haladay (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Robert Wallace 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-84 - 1182 20 Hector Ross (p) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, Stanley John St. John's - New York, USA 1102 18 Margaret Walsh (p) Presser 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall Newtown, Bonavista District 6143 20 Jacob Hefferton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X
BATSTONE, Alfred English Harbour, Trinity District 4734 21 Richard Batstone (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Batson
CHAULK, Lewis Brooklyn, Bonavista District 2567 23 Mrs. George Chaulk (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CURTIS, John Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 3426 19 Selina Picco (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HATCHER, Henry Thomas Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2705 27 George Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
MOORE, John St. John's - Dublin, Ireland n/a 1914 Yes No Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.
DEARIN, Doyle Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4299 18 Eliza Dearin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
RAWLINS, Joseph 29 Queens Road, St. John's 4761 28 Mary Rawlins (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GLOVER, James Deer Islands, Bonavista District 2771 19 John Glover (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 22, 1917
JONES, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4854 19 Azariah Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STEPHENSON, William Cavendish, Trinity District 3737 21 John Stephenson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, March 27, 1918 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.
MURRIN, Walter Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1412 19 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, James Botwood, Twillingate District 8058 19 Alfred Hutchings (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRAGG, Robert Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District 2863 32 Daniel Bragg (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITEWAY, Oughterson A. Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2431 22 Jesse Whiteway (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
IVANY, William Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2353 21 Mrs. Charles Wattion (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
SQUIRES, Kader Salvage, Bonavista District 2055 23 Isaac Squires Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, February 23, 1918 POW Date: 1917
HOLLETT, Samuel Grand Bank, Burin District 3877 22 Mrs. Henry Roberts (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
THOMSON, John Murray Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom 2139 39 Mrs. Thomson (p) Musician 1916 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
BALLAM, Samuel Robert Curling, St. George District 1440 19 Manoah Ballam (p) Telegraph operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Michael Holyrood, Harbour Main District 2552 23 Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s) Blacksmith 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HILLIER, Thomas Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 6167 18 George Hillier (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
OBRIEN, John Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8182 42 Anna O'Brien (p) Woodsman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Theophilus British Harbour, Trinity District 1580 20 Eugenie Gardner (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 11, 1916
RALPH, Josiah Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5470 21 Stephen Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 5133 Jonas Ralph for misfiled correspondence concerning allotments.
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CORCORAN, James Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District 6214 23 Simeon Corcoran (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BUTLER, Albert Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5372 19 Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DALTON, Alphaeus Little Catalina, Trinity District 5911 19 Albert Dalton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Reuben St. Phillips, St. John's West District 8004 20 Solomon Squires (p) Woodsman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUDER, Charles Robert Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 668 22 William Henry Duder (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
MALONE, Edward Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4600 30 Miss G. Malone (o) Master pilot 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STUCKEY, Roland South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district 3964 18 Helen Stuckey (p) 1917 No No File missing; Information from service ledger.
GUSHUE, William 20 Dicks Square, St. John's 8293 20 Francis Gushue (p) Millman 1917 Roman Catholic No No