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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
ASHFORD, William J. Harbour Breton, Fortune District 8421 18 Thomas William Ashford (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 No No
OBRIEN, Augustus 28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's 0-172 Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p) 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
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.
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
FISHER, Ernest 69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 3516 18 Robert Fisher (p) Butcher 1917 Yes No Thursday, November 29, 1917
STREAT [STREET], John 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8315 24 Rose Streat [STREET] (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
KEAN, S.G. No information 0-240 No information No information 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 No No
WELLS, Archibald Tickle Point, Twillingate District 8172 20 Henry T. Wells (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PINSENT, Steward Dildo, Trinity District 1158 25 Emma Pinsent (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward
BUCKLEY, John Botwood, Twillingate District 8448 50 Theresa Buckley (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
EDENS, John Francis Joseph 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-83 - 883 19 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1915 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.
MAIDMENT, G. H.. No information 0-176 Chaplain 1917 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
GREENE, Walter Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-43 - 266 20 Catherine Greene (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
OTOOLE, Frank 261 Water Street, St. John's 0-64 - 365 22 Minnie Miller (p) 1914 Yes No Friday, October 12, 1917 I
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
MESSERVY, Albert Arthur Sandy Point, St. George District 2853 18 Neiron Messervy (p) Fisherman 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Messervey
POWER, Stephen John Avondale, Harbour Main District 1205 24 James Power (p) Miner 1915 No No
FROST, William Bertram Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8109 19 Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
PROWSE, William St. John's 925 22 Charles Prowse (p) Grocer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
CLUETT, Vincent Belleoram, Fortune District 0-97 Sarah Cluett (p) 1916 Yes No Monday, November 26, 1917 Attestation papers not included
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-40 - 334 26 Josiah Goodyear (p) Logging contractor 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 PDF
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
WALSH, Frank St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District 4720 20 James Walsh (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
BROWN, William Little Harbour, Twillingate District 2183 25 Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o) 1916 Yes No Wednesday, May 9, 1917 File missing. Information from service ledger.
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 No No
MCKAY, J. J. No information 0-145 1915 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie 0-220 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
FREEBAIRN, Charles A. Ferryland, Ferryland District 2811 19 Dr. Robert Freebairn (p) 1916 No No File missing.
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
YOUNG, Herbert Twillingate, Twillingate District 8365 19 Henry Young (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CHATMAN, Albert Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 2278 24 William Chatman (p) Fisherman 1918 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
RICHARDS, Robie Mundy Pond Road, St. John's n/a 17 Drummer (formerly druggist) 1918 No No Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917