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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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HYNES, John Francis St. Brendans, Bonavista District 238 24 James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.
MAYER, Constantine 228 Water Street, St. John's 175 27 Alex Mayer (o) Photographer 1914 Methodist No No
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BISHOP, Elijah 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 597 20 Robert Bishop (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, Charles Allen 3 Monkstown Road, St. John's 679 20 P.J. Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CAREW, John Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 651 20 David Carew (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CARTER, James Henry 185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 222 28 Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o) Insurance clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 8 19 Abram Richards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
SHIRRAN, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 493 21 Mr. Shirran (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
CLARKE, Selby Whitbourne, Trinity District 239 22 James Clarke (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SINNOTT, Brendan St. John's 830 18 E. Sinnott (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, George Samuel 74 William Street, St. John's 309 21 Charles and Phoebe Knight (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 2, 1915
CHURCHILL, William Maxwell Forest Road, St. John's 0-37 - 4 20 William Churchill (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SEWARD, Horatius Clarenville, Trinity District 172 26 Adam Seward (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Horatio
TIPPLE, Austin Gerald St. George, St. George District 583 20 Edward Tipple (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce Grand Falls, Twillingate District 228 20 William Rideout (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 27, 1918
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas 6 Wickford Street, St. John's 527 22 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.
CURRAN, Frederick 235 Theatre Hill, St. John's 122 19 Thomas Curran (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No PDF
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce Long Island, Twillingate District 740 19 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Richard Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 929 22 Thomas Lawlor (o) Coachman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KENNEDY, Michael Francis 40 New Gower Street, St. John's 255 20 Nicholas Kennedy (p) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No