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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
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
EAGAN, Patrick 32 Water Street, St. John's 4757 22 John Eagan (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Agneigh Joseph St. John's 1241 20 Richard Joseph White (p) Baker 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Michael Thomas 49 Kings Road, St. John's 2749 18 Mrs. Michael Manning (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, John 329 Water Street, St. John's 4036 18 Daniel Pynn (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 31, 1918
MURRELL, Arthur Thomas St. John's 1002 35 Marion Murrell (s) Baker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, William Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3982 18 James Tilley (p) Baker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Joseph Battery Road, St. John's 2241 19 Emily Abbott (p) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
SMITH, Robert 46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4438 26 Michael Smith (p) Baker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LYNCH, Thomas Joseph 18 Carew Street, St. John's 3218 18 Patrick Lynch (p) Baker 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ARNS, Rudolph Signal Hill Road, St. John's 4442 18 Rachael Arns (p) Baker 1918 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, Clarence Fogo, Fogo District 3583 18 Lambert Saunders (o) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).
ARNS, William Frederick 7 Signal Hill, St. John's 2270 19 Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s) Baker 1916 Methodist No No
ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham St. John's 1537 25 Lucy Robertson (p) Baker 1915 Presbyterian No No
JACOB, Esau Curling, St. George District 3758 27 Sadie Eude (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
ANGEL, John St. John's 8383 35 Anastatia Angel (s) Baker and cook 1917 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers not included.
SAWERS, David 14 Belvedere Street, St. John's 8392 20 Harry Sawers (p) Baker and labourer 1917 Presbyterian No No
LAWRENCE, Arthur H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2002 19 John W. Lawrence (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PETERS, Frederick Earnest Allandale Road, St. John's 4417 18 Joseph Peters (p) Bank clerk 1918 Methodist No No
NORMAN, William H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2046 21 Henry Norman (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 See # 1190 for misfiled document.
SYME, Archibald A. Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-271 - 3819 18 Elizabeth M. Syme (p) Bank clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
OREILLY, Patrick R. 124 Water Street East, St. John's 3832 19 Patrick J. O'Reilly (p) Bank clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
FROST, Charles Sydney 51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 0-123 - 58 21 Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.
WORNELL, Frederick John 81 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-217 - 1839 19 John Wornell (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
LILLY, Raymond R. W. Bedford, England, United Kingdom 1828 20 Ida Isabelle Lilly (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
HUTCHINGS, William Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3830 21 William Hutchings (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIELD, Leonard St. Albin Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 0-62 - 2375 19 Reverend G.H. Field (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
HOLMES, Arthur Chesley Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 0-132 - 2275 18 Reverend A.A. Holmes (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYWARD, Lancelot C. St. John's 0-286 - 3770 18 George J. Hayward Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 0-114 - 1803 25 James Charles Baird (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel
ROPER, Frederick Charles Bonavista, Bonavista District 1189 18 Annie Roper (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, November 27, 1915
CHANNING, Maxmilian 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 5296 20 Frances Channing (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear 70 Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-90 26 Andrew Lumsden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Presbyterian No No Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
GREEN, Cecil Trinity, Trinity District 984 19 John Green (p) Bank clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.
DULEY, Lionel Thomas 51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-200 - 2945 18 Thomas J. Duley (p) Bank clerk 1916 Yes No Monday, September 30, 1918
STICK, Leonard Tretheway 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-71 - 1 22 James R. Stick (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, Marmaduke George Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 2896 18 Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
DUNCAN, George Templeton Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-306 - 877 21 John G. Duncan (p) Bank clerk 1915 No No
PATTON, John Grand Bank, Burin District 3831 21 Julia (George) Patton (p) Bank clerk 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Patten
CRANE, Wallace Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5084 21 John Crane (p) Bank clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOARE, Edward John 47 Power Street, St. John' s 453 24 George H.M. Bursell (o) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 14, 1916
SNOW, Frederick William 125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3810 21 Nathaniel Snow (p) Bank clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.
MILLER, Robert Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5949 18 William Miller (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CLIFT, John 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-177 - 503 21 J.A. Clift (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF
KEEGAN, Patrick St. John's 5597 18 Lawrence Keegan (p) Bank clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TUCKER, Walter St. John's 880 20 Stephen J. Tucker Bank clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 25, 1915