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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
NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas 6 Wickford Street, St. John's 527 22 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.
CURRAN, Frederick 235 Theatre Hill, St. John's 122 19 Thomas Curran (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No PDF
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
SHEARS, Maxwell Distin St. John's 817 24 Gilbert D. Shears (p) Broker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BUTCHER, Ernest 5 Howe Place, St. John's 430 33 Julia Butcher (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
FILLIER, Maximillian William 5 Barron Street, St. John's 507 18 Emily Fillier (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.
GOSSE, Ira Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's 716 20 Joseph Gosse Telegraph operator 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
CHANNING, John Cuthbert 233 Theatre Hill, St. John's 347 20 Frances Channing (p) Druggist 1914 No No
DEWLING, Stewart 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 20 20 Christina Hicks (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of 0-166 - 573 30 Josiah Goodyear (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist No No Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
CLEARY, John Sullivan 9 Carters Hill, St. John's 131 22 Richard Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce Grand Falls, Twillingate District 228 20 William Rideout (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 27, 1918
GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred Robinsons Head, St. George District 454 20 Charles Gillam (p) Guide 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MIFFLEN, Henry Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 742 19 George B. Mifflen (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Elijah 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 597 20 Robert Bishop (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, John Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 651 20 David Carew (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Ralph St. John's 781 21 Fred R. Gough (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
CARTER, James Henry 185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 222 28 Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o) Insurance clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
SHIRRAN, George Bonavista, Bonavista District 493 21 Mr. Shirran (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ELSWORTH, James Carmanville, Fogo District 625 25 Emelia Elsworth (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, November 4, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.
MAGANNAM, Charles St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 713 19 Abad Magannam (p) Pedlar 1914 No No
FLEMING, Richard Francis 192 Water Street, St. John's 357 19 Mary Mason (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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.
JOHNSON, John Joseph 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 135 21 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
GEAR, James Joseph 7 Flower Hill, St. John's 695 20 Agnes Fitzpatrick (p) Teacher 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
OFLYNN, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 727 22 Professor David A. O'Flynn (p) Papermill accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
GRANDY, Roy Stanley Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 0-233 - 662 20 Sarah Ann Grandy (p) Fireman 1914 No No Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
RODGERS, Thomas Edward 42 Barter's Hill, St. John's 394 25 Rose Rodgers (s) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROOST, William J. 26 James Street, St. John's 76 21 Bridget Knox (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
COLLINS, William Joseph 1 Flower Hill, St. John's 82 22 Jerry Collins Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 28, 1915
MCLELLAN, Neil 51 Military Road, St. John's 50 19 Hugh McLellan (p) Clerk 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
LAWLOR, Richard Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 929 22 Thomas Lawlor (o) Coachman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCCUE, Thomas Joseph Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 635 23 Mary McCue (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No