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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PITT, Percy 29 Cochrane Street, St. John's 3511 21 Anna Pitt (p) Chartered accountant 1917 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917 Discrepancy in religion
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 No No
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SKEANS, William Boat House Lane, St. John's 1176 28 Edward Skeans (p) Chauffeur 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BAIRD, Herbert Edward St. John's 1123 20 Phoebe Baird (p) Chauffeur 1915 Methodist No No
BAIRD, John Cuddihy Street, St. John's 5029 20 Michael Baird (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BEMISTER, Job Knee 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-299 - 1116 22 Charlotte Bemister (p) Chauffeur 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COFIELD, William F. 170 Gower Street, St. John's 3126 26 Hariett Cofield (s) Chauffeur 1916 Presbyterian No No
SNOW, William St. John's 750 19 John Snow Chauffeur 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
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
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
BOONE, Edward 22 Belvedere Street, St. John's 4501 23 James Boone (p) Chauffeur 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OAKLEY, William J.F. 172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 3281 18 Arthur Oakley (p) Checker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ROBINSON, William Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4449 33 Mrs. T.A. Hall (o Civil enginee 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNEY, Josiah H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 665 24 S. Grace Penney (o) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I
HALL, Ewart Carbonear, Carbonear District 4502 21 Alberta Hall (o) Civil engineer 1918 Methodist No No
FREW, Mackintosh Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2246 18 William Frew (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.
JANES, Albert Evelyn Hants Harbour, Trinity District 702 24 J.W. Janes (p) Civil engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 14, 1918 PDF
FERGUSON, Stewart Small 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 95 23 Daniel Ferguson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARVEY, Guy W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-194 30 Mrs. John Harvey (p) Civil engineer 1917 No No Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.
PIKE, Ronald Taylor Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2876 20 Nathaniel Pike (p) Civil engineer 1916 Methodist No No
DUDER, Charles Robert Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 668 22 William Henry Duder (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian 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
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
PARSONS, John William Freshwater, Bay de Verde district 3920 25 John C. Parsons (p) Clergy 1917 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
LODER, Thomas E. No information 0-14 Clergyman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included
SPENCER, John Shearstown, Harbour Grace District 3884 29 Susanna Badcock (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
WAY, Joseph Harold G. Bonavista, Bonavista District 3851 24 Arthur Way (p) Clergyman 1917 Methodist No No
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
JACKMAN, Patrick J. 45 Springdale Street, St. John's 8241 24 Alice F. Jackman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Alfred Penney St. John's 897 19 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, George Graham Grand Bank, Burin District 2888 20 Mr. Bennett (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
CLARKE, Walter J. Springdale, Twillingate District 2574 21 George W. Clarke Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CURTIS, James F. Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3406 19 George Curtis (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No