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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 PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THORNE, Walter Thomas New Harbour, Trinity District 1629 21 Robert Thorne (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NICHOLAS, Arthur Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5640 20 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, John Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 4142 19 William Cooper (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POPE, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5259 22 Frederick Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BILLARD, Albert Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4293 19 Samuel R. Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard
NOFTALL, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 5635 24 Michael Noftall (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Henry Greenspond, Bonavista District 3008 21 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
COLLINS, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 710 19 James W. Collins (p) Paper maker 1914 No No PDF
TURNER, John Conducting officer n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEBB, Leonard Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2675 20 John Webb (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
JANES, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6276 20 Stephen Janes (p) Steward 1918 Salvation Army No No
BURKE, William Conne River, Fortune District 6323 20 Matthew Burke (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 2341 22 Walter Walsh (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
JANES, Charles Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3983 18 Mrs. James Granter (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
BURKE, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 5366 22 Thomas Burke (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, George Springdale, Twillingate District 2541 19 George W. Clarke (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
BOURGOIS, Isaac Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District 5948 19 William Bourgois (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.
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.
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
NURSE, John 12 Longs Hill, St. John's 4678 20 Nora Nurse (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
BEARNS, George Grand Bank, Burin District 4636 23 Jacob Bearns (o) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Leo Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 4587 18 Thomas Murphy (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
RIDEOUT, Herbert Horse Islands, St. Barbe District 4924 20 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 2974 20 Charles Morris (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DILLON, Stephen 448 Southside Road, St. John's 4165 18 Jane Dillon (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
BROWN, William Ernest Port au Bras, Burin District 4355 18 Jesse Brown (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAVE, Joseph Change Islands, Fogo District 2944 22 Elias Cave (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
STROUD, John Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2644 24 Mrs. John Stroud (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
GROKE, Caleb St. Chads, Bonavista District 5135 24 George Croke (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Robert Normans Cove, Trinity District 5067 24 Patience Piercey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
COLLIER, Patrick St. Albans, Fortune District 6232 21 William Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NOAH, John Melin 93 New Gower Street, St. John's 3296 20 Melvin Noah (p) Shopkeeper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STICKLAND, Ephraim Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3886 22 William Stickland (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Strickland.