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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 Date Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
PARSONS, Frederick Robert Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's 2819 28 A.A. Parsons (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
BAKER, John Hodges Cove, Trinity District 4715 21 Hannah Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHEATON, George Frederickton, Fogo District 6122 22 Charles Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PENNEY, Thomas William Seldom Come By, Fogo District 4247 22 Mark Penny (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
WOODFORD, William 7 Convent Square, St. John's 8211 21 John J. Woodford (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RUSSELL, John Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 4358 18 John Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
JANES, George Britannia Cove, Trinity District 3350 22 Henry Janes Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MADDICK, John Withycombe 20 Barters Hill, St. John's 628 21 Mrs. William Campbell Station agent 1914 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Maddock.
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
GOSSE, Daniel Torbay, St. John's East District 5762 23 Thomas Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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
CLUETT, Henry Garnish, Fortune District 3900 22 Stephen Cluett (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
PITTMAN, Roderick Lamaline, Burin District 6216 18 William Pittman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANDOW, John New Gower Street, St. John's 3246 20 David Candow (p) Lineman 1916 No No
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLAKE, John Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador 3957 21 Miss T[?] Blake (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
WEIR, Albert Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6208 20 Elezar Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, George Reuben Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3790 22 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X
TWYNE, Abraham J. Hauling Point, St. Barbe District 3259 23 James Twyne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, March 28, 1918
PECKFORD, Jessie Horwood, Fogo District 4196 27 Anna M. Peckford (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
OTOOLE, Frank Caplin Bay [district unknown]**** 4610 19 Mary O'Toole (p) Station agent 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
LYNCH, Joseph Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4896 18 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMART, Frank Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3578 18 Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, May 22, 1917
BOONE, Joseph Cottle Cove, Twillingate District 3478 20 Mrs. George Hannam (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, April 18, 1918
THORNE, William Brownsdale, Trinity District 5272 24 John Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TREMBLETT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 8106 22 Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICKS, Simon Sops Arm, St. Barbe District 4070 20 George Ricks (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTSON, Stanley 55 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-94 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HORAN, Lawrence 267 Southside, St. John's 1860 P. Horan (p) Marine engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2
MEADUS, Frank Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5258 26 William Meadus (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Claude Herring Neck, Twillingate District 6096 19 Philip White (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Fred Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5540 25 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNOX, Peter St. John's 1593 19 Helen Stevenson (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OROURKE, John G. Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1975 23 Thomas O'Rourke (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
STARKS, Walter Pools Island, Bonavista District 5704 18 Stephen Starks (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCDONALD, Michael Patrick St. John's 1746 20 James McDonald (p) Gardener 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918