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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 ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
PELLEY, Edgar Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3520 21 Herbert Pelley (o) Methodist 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X
BESON, Patrick Fogo, Fogo District 2232 29 James Beson (p) Metal worker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDEN, John Joseph St. John's 1557 19 Anne Madden (p) Messenger 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANNAFORD, John Joseph St. John's 792 18 Edward Hannaford (p) Messenger 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, Grant St. John's 1502 19 Mrs. William Clarke (p) Messenger 1915 Methodist No No
FILLIER, Chesley Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 2943 18 John Fillier (p) Merchant 1916 Methodist No No
SMALL, Harvey Haynes Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-125 - 302 29 Harriett Small (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery Aquaforte, Ferryland District 672 23 H. C. Windsor (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAEEN, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) 712 24 Angela Shaeen (s) Merchant 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.
WHATLEY, Simeon Belleoram, Fortune District 6075 20 Uriah Whatley (p) Merchant 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRIEVE, Robert Cecil 24 Monkstown Road, St. John's 13 32 Beatrice Grieve (s) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains attestation papers of service #3424, #3422 and #2807.
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
FAIRWEATHER, S.D. n/a Medical officer No No Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.
BURDEN, Frederick William Duckworth Street, St. John's M-9-15-25 Mrs. F.W. Burden (s) Medical officer 1915 No No No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
CLEMENT, T.W. n/a Medical officer 1918 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
SWEETSER, T.H. N/A Medical officer 1917 No No Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KENNEDY, Michael Francis 40 New Gower Street, St. John's 255 20 Nicholas Kennedy (p) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.
MAHONEY, Frank 336 Water Street West, St. John's 4310 20 Thomas Mahoney (p) Mechanical dentist(?) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WYATT, Thomas Walter 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 386 20 Mrs. Wyatt (p) Mechanic - marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 5112 19 Arklen Noseworthy (p) Mechanic 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
DELANEY, Bernard Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4408 18 Mark Delaney (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUCKETT, William Bell Island, St. John's East District 4573 39 Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
STRONG, Ross Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 3786 18 Charles Strong (o) Mechanic 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, April 16, 1918 Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.
ROBERTS, William H. Brigus, Port de Grave District 4781 18 Sarah Roberts (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
TWINER, Herbert Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 2030 18 Herbert Twiner (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes Yes Monday, January 7, 1918 POW Date: 1917
LUNDRIGAN, William James Blaketown, Trinity District 4696 18 Archibald Lundrigan (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
BARNES, Lester Bell Island, St. John's East District 4560 19 Thomas Edward Barnes (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, Benjamin 9 Patrick Street, St. John's 8359 24 Rose A. Squires (s) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.
DWYER, John Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 4648 26 James Dwyer (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Stephen Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1113 20 Harriet Janes (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
SAMUELSON, Chesley 131 Power Street, St. John's 8316 19 Elizabeth Samuelson (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAMILTON, William Henry Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 3318 22 Robert Hamilton (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
EVERETT, Edward 70 Brazils Hill, St. John's 4719 21 Mary Everett (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SKANES, Charles Cow Head, St. Barbe District 3701 22 Francis Skanes (p) Mechanic 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
SULLIVAN, Patrick Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4649 18 Patrick Sullivan (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BYRNE, Leo 46 Alexander Street, St. John's 3963 18 Peter Byrne (p) Mechanic 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Willis Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5828 18 Albert Rideout (p) Mechanic 1918 Salvation Army No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAHILL, Martin Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 258 22 Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p) Mechanic 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KING, Arthur Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 2764 29 Silas King (p) Mechanic 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RATFORD, Fred T. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3307 18 Mrs. John Snow (o) Mechanic 1916 Salvation Army No No
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BENNETT, Joseph Fortune, Burin District 6134 27 Thomas Bennett (p) Mechanic 1918 Methodist No No