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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 Datesort descending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HYNES, Lemuel Edward Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District 806 26 Richard Hynes (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
CORNICK, Edwin 31 Williams Street, St. John's 377 20 Amelia Cornick (p) Office clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
IRVINE, James Main. 78 Circular Road, St. John's 0-42 - 49 23 James Irvine (p) Butcher 1914 No No
MYLER, Alexander Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 650 22 William J. Myler (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
WILLIAMS, Rowland 20 Young Street, St. John's 10 22 Louisa Torraville (p) Stenographer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Francis Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 399 26 Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph St. John's 826 19 Richard Maddigan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JANES, Walter Harold 269 Southside Road, St. John's 56 23 J.W. Janes (p) Accountant 1914 Methodist No No
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.
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
NEWMAN, Albert Stanley 97 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-57 - 36 21 John F. Newman (p) Customs clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
SMALL, Harvey Haynes Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-125 - 302 29 Harriett Small (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCLEOD, Norman Alexander 149 Gower Street, St. John's 0-183 - 158 22 Neil McLeod (o) 1914 No No Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks
SLADE, Albert Ernest Loon Bay, Twillingate District 273 21 Frederick Slade (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
THOMPSON, John St. John's 139 21 William Thompson (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist 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
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
KENNEDY, Ralph 266 Water Street, St. John's 678 19 William Cook (o) Butcher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur St. John's 803 22 Alice Keane (o) Motor mechanic 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARKS, Stanley Thomas 70 George Street, St. John's 150 25 Mrs. Marks (p) Express wagon driver 1914 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
NOONAN, Henry Colton St. John's 839 25 Edward Noonan (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist Yes No Friday, August 26, 1921 Discrepancy in name - Coulton
GOUGH, Frank George 14 Clifford Street, St. John's 132 19 Frank R. Gough (p) Labourer 1914 No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril LeMarchant Road, St. John's 538 21 Mrs. Hutchings (p) Law student 1914 Methodist No No I.
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots
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
CLARE, Joseph William 34 Codners Lane, St. John's 0-111 - 536 24 John Clare (p) Labourer 1914 No No PDF
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
HALL, William 6 Murray Street, St. John's 352 Francis Hall (p) Draper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom 294 22 Walter George Hartley (p) Auditor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILES, Heber John Bonavista, Bonavista District 934 19 Dougald Miles School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 18, 1916