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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
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SCOTT, Maxwell Fogo, Fogo District 3379 24 Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, July 31, 1917
NASH, Patrick 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 5019 20 Margaret Nash (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Harold Clark 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 0-308 - 109 22 Miriam Janes (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, John Sullivan 9 Carters Hill, St. John's 131 22 Richard Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, Edgar James 158 Gower Street, St. John's 2781 35 Rose Bradbury (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
SOMERTON, Peter Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 2779 18 Richard Somerton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEDREW, George 3 Gear Street, St. John's 4413 30 Anthony LeDrew (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
OXFORD, Lewis George Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4094 23 John Oxford (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HALLETT, Jack 26 Balsom Street, St. John's 2515 18 John Hallett (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHANCEY, George Wilbur 64 Pennywell Road, St. John's 78 26 William Chancey (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist No No
WELLS, Raymond Chesley Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2889 24 Robert James Wells (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
BATTEN, Allan Sidwell St. John's 2045 21 Abraham Batten (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 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
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Leslie Rose Grand Bank, Burin District 1106 23 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FIANDER, Harry English Harbour West, Fortune District 5193 20 William Fiander (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAWFORD, Robert Reid 179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-253 - 2086 19 Harry Crawford (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian No No
WARREN, Frank St. John's 835 20 Elizabeth Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JEFFERS, Silas Freshwater, Bay de Verde District 292 22 Francis Jeffers (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I.
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RAWLINS, Joseph 29 Queens Road, St. John's 4761 28 Mary Rawlins (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RIGGS, Morgan Marystown, Burin District 5598 24 John Riggs (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MOULTON, John Burin, Burin District 3936 19 Thomas J. Moulton (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
BUTT, Dorman Exploits, Twillingate District 3692 26 Thomas Butt (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16