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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
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
STONE, Llewellyn 5 New Gower Street, St. John's 26 24 James A. Stone (p) Painter 1914 No No
GOODYEAR, Reginald Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 3446 21 Walter Goodyear (o) Fisherman 1917 No No
RENDELL, Frederick George A. 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-32 Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J. King's Bridge Road, St. John's 8125 53 John Sullivan (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOGAN, Gerald Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district 8111 21 Mrs. Nellie Howell (o) 1917 Yes No Friday, August 16, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick 91 Carters Hill, St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
MORRY, Howard Ferryland, Ferryland District 726 29 Thomas Morry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
BARNES, Alfred Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district 8213 20 William Barnes 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
BARNES, William Edward 193 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-23 - 857 26 William Barnes (p) Draper 1915 No No Saturday, April 13, 1918 See also service #0-223, T.M. Drew which includes information on Barnes
FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W. Ferryland, Ferryland District 724 21 Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
COLE, Samuel 30 Codner Street, St. John's 0-63 - 465 26 Mrs. Cole (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
RALEY, Arthur St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom 0-149 Mrs. Raley (p) 1916 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ONEIL, Patrick Joseph 1917 0-67 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.
WHITE, Frederick Durrells Arm, Twillingate District 1481 22 Edward (of David) White Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCGILLVARY, Thomas 124 Barnes Road, St. John's n/a Bertha McGillvary (s) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).
BARRETT, John A. Twillingate, Twillingate district 8028 43 William H. Barrett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
REID, Howard V. [Vincent] St. John's 0-241 19 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915
REID, Alfred St. John's 761 19 George Reid (p) Blacksmith 1914 Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
IRVINE, James Main. 78 Circular Road, St. John's 0-42 - 49 23 James Irvine (p) Butcher 1914 No No
RIOUX, A. Ferdinand No information 0-168 35 Executive assistant 1916 No No Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.
KING, Frederick S. Bauline, St. John's East District 3457 16 Isaac King (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey St. John's 0-29 Agnes Holloway (s) Photographer 1915 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Attestation papers not included.
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
CAREW, William St. John's 1339 20 Elizabeth Carew (p) 1915 No No See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
GALE, Neil West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 8295 18 Elinor Gale (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MURPHY, James A. 3006 No No File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.
HOPKINS, Thomas Roland Hearts Content, Trinity District 887 23 Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p) Draper 1915 No No
NEWHOOK, Leander 3129 No No Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.
TOBIN, James John 114 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-187 - 69 20 Alice Tobin (p) Barber 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
DULEY, Cyril Chancey 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-39 - 872 24 Thomas James Duley (p) 1914 No No PDF See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document
TAYLOR, Hayward 100 Casey Street, St. John's 8250 19 Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p) Labourer 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.] Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District 0-221 - 619 19 Lydia C. Rowsell (p) Theology student 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
GOUDIE, James W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 714 23 Mrs. John Goudie (p) Painter 1914 No No
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No