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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 ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
GIBBONS, Harold Lumsden, Fogo District 5969 18 Kenneth Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRON, John M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2090 28 James Cron (p) Draper 1916 Presbyterian No No Previously transcribed as Crow.
ATKINS, John R. Port au Choix, St. Barbe District 8192 18 Annie Atkins (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BRACE, Hayward Greens Harbour, Trinity District 4617 27 James Brace (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
PINKSTEN, Edward Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 1358 18 Mrs. Pinksten (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
OKEEFE, Cyril St. John's 1099 19 Mary O'Keefe (p) Window cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
FAHEY, Andrew Kilbride, St. John's West District 4529 18 Constable Andrew Fahey (p) Power house gas operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
JEFFERS, Silas Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 292 22 Francis Jeffers (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I.
YOUNG, Andrew Wild Bight, Twillingate District 6237 23 Johnathan Young (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TIBBO, James Joseph St. John's 1017 20 Mary Ann Tibbo (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
HOUSE, Jacob Bellburns, St. Barbe District 3563 19 Joseph House (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEA, Michael Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1750 19 James Shea Sr. (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
CARAVAN, Nathaniel Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3795 21 James Caravan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VOISEY, Leo Michael St. John's 959 19 Mrs. Richard Voisey (p) Stove fitter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
DUBOURDIEU, John F. Port au Port, St. George District 2563 20 Augustin Du Bordieu (p) Customs tidewaiter 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.
BONNELL, Harold Lamaline, Burin District 6277 25 Robert Bennett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLAGG, Jonathan Nain, Labrador 5952 21 Leopold Flagg (o) Fisherman 1918 Moravian No No
GILLINGHAM, Isaac Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8170 22 Hannah Hynes (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PUDDISTER, Cecil 11 Gilbert Street, St. John's 4499 21 Mark Puddester (p) Electrician 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Puddester.
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRE, George Salvage, Bonavista District 3509 19 Mrs. Robert Squire (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: Squires.
EDWARDS, Samuel Catalina, Trinity District 2192 19 Mrs. J Stevens (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Levi Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3945 18 George Bishop (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist - Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in religion.
ANDREWS, Adam Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 8122 26 William Andrews (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PIKE, Launcelot Lamaline, Burin District 1161 21 Mary Ann Pike (p) Labourer (builder's contractor) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, William Vincent Avondale, Harbour Main District 1068 20 Mary O'Brien (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
COLLINS, George Wellington, Bonavista District 5233 20 Joseph Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BENSON, Frederick Chesley Salvage, Bonavista District 1049 21 James Brown (o) Fisherman 1915 No No
STAGG, Edmund Little Catalina, Trinity District 5339 24 Thomas Stagg (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Raymond Purchase Burin, Burin District 5588 18 Thomas Shave (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MCKENZIE, William Cartwright, Labrador 3227 22 Jane McKenzie (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUGDEN, John Stanley Epworth, Burin District 2815 18 Henry Bugden (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MARTIN, William H. A. Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 2573 23 Arthur Martin (p) Electrical engineer 1916 Methodist No No Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
PRASUYON, Wallace St. George, St. George District 8076 21 John Prasuyon (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Alfred Stanley St. John's 876 24 William James Cook (p) Accountant 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Cooke
CARTER, Charles Fred Belleoram, Fortune District 1403 19 Susan Carter (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
STOWE, Samuel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5092 19 Eli Stowe (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Harold Fogo, Fogo District 3911 26 Thomas Simms (p) Teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATERSON, John Queens Road, St. John's 0-211 - 3454 17 Dr. L. Paterson (p) Student 1917 Presbyterian No No
MANUEL, Harry Campbellton, Twillingate District 3921 23 Uriah Manuel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.