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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 PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
CURREN, Charles 239 Theatre Hill, St. John's 3800 18 Thomas Curren (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No Variant spelling of name - Curran.
WALSH, William Francis 6 Fleming Street, St. John's 2980 18 John Walsh (p) Banker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Bert Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's 4459 23 Frank Martin (p) Accountant 1918 Congregationalist No No
POWER, Patrick Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2424 19 John Power (o) Paper maker 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
MALONEY, Michael Sweet Bay, Bonavista District 8071 20 John Maloney (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Chesley Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5228 21 Simon Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson included.
MCGRATH, James 7 Bambrick Street, St. John's 3215 20 Andrew McGrath (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SHORT, Thomas Bonavista, Bonavista District 5886 19 Louisa Short (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNY, Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 3693 22 John Penny (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: Penney
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Jack 39 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8309 18 William Ivany (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
BANNISTER, Philip Port Rexton, Trinity District 4512 21 Charles Bannister (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Joseph Tilton, Harbour Grace District 2313 23 William Henry Crane (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OAKE, Frederick Change Islands, Fogo District 4228 18 John Oake (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Peter Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 5008 19 Thomas Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAHER, Richard Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 2260 19 Alexander Maher (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KENNY, Rupert Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4151 19 Patrick Kenny (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Kenney.
POLLARD, Pleymon Botwood, Twillingate District 1667 18 Arthur Pollard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
AYRE, Charles R Circular Road, St. John's 0-150 31 F.W. Ayre (p) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included.
OBRIEN, William Aquaforte, Ferryland District 8344 19 Mary Kehoe (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RANDELL, Peter Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District 1276 21 Bessie Randell (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
ELLIOTT, John 38 Goodview Street, St. John's 22 20 John Elliott (p) Steward 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
YOUNG, Richard Le Marches Point, St. George District 5989 22 Thomas Young (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
PEDDLE, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6163 20 James Peddle (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
LEFRESNE, Norman Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2648 19 P.J. LeFresne (o) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne
LEMONT, Allan Cape St. George, St. George District 8443 18 Ephraim Lemont (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, John Burin North, Burin District 5105 29 Elizabeth White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Herbert Clarenville, Trinity District 1662 19 Ebenezer Strong (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
HANN, Chesley G. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8406 26 Martha Hann (s) Edgerman 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, Michael Norris Arm, Twillingate District 4307 20 John Ryan (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, Elias Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3249 22 Mary Susan Anderson (s) Sailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.
GOVER, Harry Bell Island, St. John's East District 3609 24 Annie King (o) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, William White Rock, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay 5121 19 Kenneth Frampton (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, James W. Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District 5903 21 George Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MEIKLEJOHN, J. R. No information 0-219 1917 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
NOSEWORTHY, Herman 160 Casey Street, St. John' s 354 19 John Noseworthy (p) Office Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARNETT, Walter Joseph Seldom Come By, Fogo District 458 33 Mary Harnett (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott
ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea) 29 Mullock Street, St. John's 455 31 May O'Dea (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Joseph Lewis Port au Port, St. George District 4875 22 Michael Rowe (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WALTERS, John Bank Head, St. George District 8415 18 Mrs. Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MCDONALD, Patrick Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 1490 33 Richard McDonald (o) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No