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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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
COVEYDUCK, William Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 5400 21 James Coveyduck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
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
MARTIN, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2682 19 Naomi Martin (p) Shoe maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROWN, Charlie Gambo, Bonavista District 1491 22 Robert Brown Sr. (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
TURNER, Raymond 128 Bond Street, St. John's 4463 18 Captain Joseph Turner (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
RUSSELL, Samson Southern Bay, Bonavista District 3524 18 Samuel Russell (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, William 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 5022 21 James Boone (p) Bottler 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SAMMS, Reuben Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3979 37 Phoebe Samms (s) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Herbert Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4544 20 Ebenezer Bursey (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
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Michael James 22 Williams Street, St. John's 0-238 - 70 34 Catherine Murphy (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 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
STOCKLEY, Ephraim Brookfield, Bonavista District 5596 21 Peter Stockley (p) Fisherman 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
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SIMMS, Wallace Rencontre, Fortune District 3504 18 Richard Simms (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TIZZARD, John Lower Battery Road, St. John's 3007 19 Simeon Tizzard (p) Clerk 1916 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
HENNESSEY, James John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1257 18 Patience Hennessey (p) Blacksmith 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWNTON, Frederick T. 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 1916 19 Mrs. Downton (p) Pattern maker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOADER, Frederick Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 5620 24 Levi Loader (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Charles 32 McKay Street, St. John's 3820 18 Isaac Mercer (p) Blacksmith 1917 Salvation Army No No
TEMPLEMAN, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 5883 23 Selina Templeman (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BRINSON, John Change Islands, Fogo District 5308 27 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOY, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1376 22 William Joy (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COLLIER, Patrick St. Albans, Fortune District 6232 21 William Collier (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.
LAWRENCE, George Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1280 26 Susie Procton (o) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOSSE, Samuel Torbay, St. John's East District 1907 23 Peter Gosse (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STONE, Robert Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District 2100 19 William Stone (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARLAND, James W. Green Point, Fortune District 6044 23 Jeremiah Garland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HULL, Ephram Springdale, Twillingate District 8191 27 Bertha Hull (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.
HILYARD, Caleb Spread Eagle, Trinity District 5086 22 Richard Hilyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard
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.
ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie St. John's 0-179 - 2120 John Anderson (p) 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARKINSON, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8342 41 Gertrude Parkinson (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OWENS, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4059 19 Thomas Owens (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist 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
SAUNDERS, John Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5467 25 Robert Saunders (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRAY, Leander Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4786 18 Mrs. Martha Bray (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
BISHOP, George L. Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 4669 19 Benjamin Bishop (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FORD, Alex Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4832 26 Mrs. Thomas Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.
WINDSOR, Stanley Charles Aquaforte, Ferryland District 301 21 Henry Windsor (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODRISCOLL, Joseph P. 31 Queen's Road, St. John's 2398 18 Patrick O'Driscoll (p) Scholar 1916 Roman Catholic No No