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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
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Lawrence 126 Water Street, St. John's 196 20 Mary White (p) Blacksmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
REID, Henry J. Freshwater Road, St. John's 513 22 John Reid (p) Moulder 1914 Methodist No No
CLEARY, Charles Allen 3 Monkstown Road, St. John's 679 20 P.J. Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ODEA, Leo Patrick 16 York Street, St. John's 186 19 John E. O'Dea (p) Upholsterer 1914 No No
LOVEYS, James Newton 44 Gilbert Street, St. John's 359 19 Mr. Loveys (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
FIELD, Charles William 38 Prescott Street, St. John's 115 21 Samuel Field (p) Motor engineer 1914 Methodist No No
PIGGOTT, Walter 9 Monroe Street, St. John's 296 25 Henry Piggott (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
LAHEY, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 259 22 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No See #254 for additional misfiled documents
CLARE, Robert St. John's 210 28 John and Sarah Clare (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SNOW, William St. John's 750 19 John Snow Chauffeur 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
FLEMING, Richard Francis 192 Water Street, St. John's 357 19 Mary Mason (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, William 28 / 23 Princes Street, St. John's 15 21 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
LAHEY, Robert Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 254 26 Richard Lahey (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HENDERSON, Robert 10 York Street, St. John's 471 24 Mr. Henderson (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MITCHELL, Harold St. John's 828 23 John B. Mitchell (p) Broker 1914 Presbyterian No No
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NOSEWORTHY, Chesley 184 Duckworth Street, St. John's 669 20 Samuel Noseworthy (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Frank Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-121 - 284 19 John Bennett (p) Student 1914 No No
LARNER, Cyril Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 426 23 Sarah Larner (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Joachim Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 696 19 Joseph Murphy (p) Line maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, November 7, 1915
GANE, Sidney 90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-103 Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
JANES, Harold Clark 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 0-308 - 109 22 Miriam Janes (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
MONTGOMERIE, Alexander St. John's 0-4 Mrs. Montgomerie (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
MADDICK, Henry Morton 350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's 140 William Maddick (o) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.
GOSSE, Ira Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's 716 20 Joseph Gosse Telegraph operator 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
MALLAM, Allan Wright Hearts Content, Trinity District 413 27 Mrs. Mallam (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOPER, James 29 Brine Street, St. John's 98 21 John Cooper (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
STICK, James Robin Jr. 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-18 - 46 26 James R. Stick (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.
ABBOTT, Stanley Battery Road, St. John's 283 20 Henry Abbott (p) Upholsterer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HAMMOND, Charles 48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 594 28 Mrs. Hammond (s) Storekeeper 1914 Salvation Army No No
KANE, George 43 Job Street, St. John's 208 20 Patrick Kane (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
BUTCHER, Ernest 5 Howe Place, St. John's 430 33 Julia Butcher (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
NOSEWORTHY, William 78 Kings Road, St. John's 206 21 Ambrose Noseworthy (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
SIMMS, John Henry Fogo, Fogo District 88 22 William Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917 PDF
RYAN, Thomas Brown Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 260 19 Albert J. Ryan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No