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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
ROBERTS, Walter Graham Lakeview Avenue, St. John's 368 19 John Roberts (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOOPER, Albert Norman Port au Port, St. George District 248 24 Walter Hooper (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MAHON, James Thomas 30 Barnes Road St. John's 114 21 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 629 20 Mrs. John Bartlett Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane
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
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
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
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
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
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
GOSSE, Ira Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's 716 20 Joseph Gosse Telegraph operator 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alexander Edward Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 585 20 Edward Parsons (p) Chauffeur 1914 Presbyterian No No Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919
DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander 5 Livingstone Street, St. John's 518 19 Mrs. James Boggan (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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
BLYDE, Michael John 47 Fleming Street, St. John's 280 19 John Blyde (p) Shoecutter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 26, 1915
HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril LeMarchant Road, St. John's 538 21 Mrs. Hutchings (p) Law student 1914 Methodist No No I.
TAYLOR, Victor G. 35 Southside Road, St. John's 111 20 George Taylor (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No Note: Name is George Victor Taylor according to other documentation
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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
THOMPSON, Walter 15 Larkins Square, St. John's 138 18 William Thompson (p) Longshoreman - boiler maker 1914 Methodist No No
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
MILES, Heber John Bonavista, Bonavista District 934 19 Dougald Miles School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 18, 1916
MOAKLER, John Joseph St. John's 782 25 Mary Moakler (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic 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
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
KEEL, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 490 24 Elizabeth Keel (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
BRODERICK, Michael St. John's 808 22 Patrick Broderick (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
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.
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
MCNIVEN, William Robert 24 Springdale Street, St. John's 279 19 Frederick McNiven (p) Shoecutter 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison Brigus, Port de Grave District 644 24 Mary Bartlett (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF