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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
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
PYNN, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4701 18 Willis Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
SHORT, John Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District 3201 21 T.W. Short (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, George Wilfred 22 Mullock Street, St. John's 388 19 Mary Jane Rees (p) Printer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCHENRY, William Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada 0-214 - 2285 26 Frank McHenry (o) Machinist 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke
POWER, David Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 310 26 Mrs. John Tremlett (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
DOYLE, Edward St. John's 1299 18 Mrs. Doyle (p) Barber 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BAILEY, Thomas Champneys North, Trinity District 4976 18 Mary Bailey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GOOBY-GOOBIE, William Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3393 18 John Gooby (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley] Native of Brigus 0-249 Doctor 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..
BURSEY, Herbert Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4544 20 Ebenezer Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MACKAY, Murdoch James Scotland, United Kingdom 0-138 - 1861 1915 No No PDF No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, Kenneth Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4582 21 John Dawe (p) Mining 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Ernest St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 5621 18 Mary Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOWE, Arthur 14 Fleming Street, St. John's 5082 22 George Lowe (p) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
BOWERS, George Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?] 5665 22 Fannie Bowers (p) Millman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Bower
ETHRIDGE, Gordon Greens Harbour, Trinity District 6247 18 Charles Ethridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.
GREEN, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5348 24 Phoebe Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Ralph Martin 18 Hamilton Street, St. John's 55 20 Nathan Andrews (p) Clerk 1914 No No
HOUSE, John British Harbour, Trinity District 4733 19 Ronald House (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARKE, Alfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5973 21 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.