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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
ELSWORTH, James Carmanville, Fogo District 625 25 Emelia Elsworth (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.
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]
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
GANE, Sidney 90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-103 Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
COLLINS, William Joseph 1 Flower Hill, St. John's 82 22 Jerry Collins Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 28, 1915
GEAR, James Joseph 7 Flower Hill, St. John's 695 20 Agnes Fitzpatrick (p) Teacher 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
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
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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.
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
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.
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
EARLE, William Thomas St. John's 819 19 Samuel Earle Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
SELLARS, Fred Moore 62 Barters Hill, St. John's 0-232 - 814 20 Stephen Sellars (p) Minister 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
NEWMAN, Albert Stanley 97 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-57 - 36 21 John F. Newman (p) Customs clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WATTS, James Pittman 25 Walshs Square, St. John's 397 24 Nina Mary Watts (s) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ALDERDICE, Norman H Water Street West, St. John's 0-142 Dorothy Alderdice (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.
JANES, Albert Evelyn Hants Harbour, Trinity District 702 24 J.W. Janes (p) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918 PDF
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, John 23 Princes Street, St. John's 44 20 Mr. Dunphy (o) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, December 12, 1915
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick 149 Gower Street, St. John's 24 20 Neil Charles McLeod (o) Coachman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
IRVINE, James Main. 78 Circular Road, St. John's 0-42 - 49 23 James Irvine (p) Butcher 1914 No No
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie. 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646-8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, Frank Holyrood, Harbour Main district 161 20 William P. Walsh Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Rowland 20 Young Street, St. John's 10 22 Louisa Torraville (p) Stenographer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF