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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
ST. JOHN, John Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom 673 25 Elizabeth St. John (p) Electrical engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Robert St. John's 210 28 John and Sarah Clare (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SNOW, William St. John's 750 19 John Snow Chauffeur 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
DAWE, Joseph Twillingate, Twillingate District 328 20 George Dawe (o) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
CROKE, Thomas Joseph St. John's 653 20 Edward Croke (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KEEL, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 490 24 Elizabeth Keel (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MILLER, Benjamin 27 Young Street, St. John's 300 19 Deborah Nash (p) Moulder 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
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.
HOULAHAN, James Patrick Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 500 26 Patrick M. Houlihan (p) 1914 No No Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
CALDWELL, John 2 Finns Street, St. John's 151 34 Alina Caldwell (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 629 20 Mrs. John Bartlett Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See #254 for additional misfiled documents
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Fred 48 Spencer Street, St. John's 159 21 John Mercer (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
CANHAM, Arthur Robert 292 Beaumont Street, St. John's 221 42 Selina Canham (s) Valet 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick 149 Gower Street, St. John's 24 20 Neil Charles McLeod (o) Coachman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FROST, Charles Sydney 51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 0-123 - 58 21 Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.
KENNEDY, Leo Terrance Norris Arm, Twillingate District 224 19 John Kennedy (p) Lumberman - miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
JANES, Albert Evelyn Hants Harbour, Trinity District 702 24 J.W. Janes (p) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918 PDF
ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 497 22 Mr. Robertson (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
ROWE, Harry Mott 17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's 611 19 Elizabeth Rowe (p) Office clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
HEATER, Herbert Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 180 19 John Heater (p) Policeman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKLEY, John Joseph. 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 392 23 Mr. Oakley (p) Iron moulder 1914 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.
BRADLEY, Wilfred 48 Feild Street, St. John's 398 21 Jacob Bradley (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 17, 1916
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
NOONAN, Robert Anthony St. John's 812 25 John H. Noonan (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist 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
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No