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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
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.
ROGERS, Charles Dutton 88 George Street, St. John's 389 20 Robert Rogers Grocer 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist 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
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
HOCKLEY, John Herbert Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 216 30 William and Jane Hockley (p) Stone worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
OFLYNN, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 727 22 Professor David A. O'Flynn (p) Papermill accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
DRISCOLL, Michael Tors Cove, Ferryland District 717 30 John Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 No No Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
WILLIAMS, Rowland 20 Young Street, St. John's 10 22 Louisa Torraville (p) Stenographer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison Brigus, Port de Grave District 644 24 Mary Bartlett (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-49 - 52 19 Levi Chafe (p) Office clerk 1914 No No PDF
MCLEOD, Norman Alexander 149 Gower Street, St. John's 0-183 - 158 22 Neil McLeod (o) 1914 No No Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks
SMALL, Harvey Haynes Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-125 - 302 29 Harriett Small (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Charles St. John's 783 22 Eugene Parsons (p) Office clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EBSARY, Hubert Edgar 147 Southside Road, St. John's 339 24 Stephen Elias Ebsary (p) Cooper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, December 1, 1915
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
INNES, Robert Elrick St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom 820 25 Mrs. Elrick Innes (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
HARVEY, Wilfred Eric 228 Duckworth Street, St. John's 324 19 Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 No No
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No