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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
MCGRATH, Joseph Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3760 19 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918 Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
JONES, Nathaniel Whitbourne, Trinity District 1932 19 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph St. John's 1026 36 James J. Norris (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARROLL, Bernard Conche, St. Barbe District 1903 22 Daniel Carroll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
ATWOOD, Kenneth Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 2340 22 Thomas Atwood (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
PICCO, John 53 Carters Hill, St. John's 8163 20 John Picco (p) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, Leslie Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 8348 20 Alfred Bartlett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Birkley Hopeall, Trinity District 421 23 Isaac Piercey (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, Stanley Carmanville, Fogo District 1460 22 Joseph West (p) Woodsman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOOTH, John Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 2405 25 James Booth (p) Cooper 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic 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
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
STACEY, William Point May, Lamaline, Burin District 4950 18 John Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SLADE, Solomon St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4321 20 John Slade (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1504 23 Annie Alexander (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
GREEN, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5348 24 Phoebe Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Henry New Perlican, Trinity District 5249 24 Elizabeth Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
BILLARD, John Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5942 22 Samuel Billard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMMING, John Spillars Cove, Trinity District 5899 19 James Flemming (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
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
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MERCER, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5369 25 Charles Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Michael Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1157 24 Katherine Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
KEOUGH, Michael St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5647 19 Thomas Keough (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
THOMAS, Gordon 8 Barnes Road, St. John's 3498 18 H.J. Thomas (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist - Congregationalist Yes No Wednesday, October 16, 1918 PDF Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.