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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
COLLINS, William Joseph 1 Flower Hill, St. John's 82 22 Jerry Collins Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 28, 1915
SIMMONDS, William Thomas 60 Hamilton Street, St. John's 349 25 Lily Simmonds (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MAGANNAM, Charles St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 713 19 Abad Magannam (p) Pedlar 1914 No No
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FLEMING, Richard Francis 192 Water Street, St. John's 357 19 Mary Mason (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
JOHNSON, John Joseph 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 135 21 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
HICKS, Henry George Carmanville, Fogo District 0-72 - 833 27 Philip Hicks (p) Teacher 1914 No No PDF
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
MCLELLAN, Neil 51 Military Road, St. John's 50 19 Hugh McLellan (p) Clerk 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
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.
MCCUE, Thomas Joseph Turks Gut, Port de Grave District 635 23 Mary McCue (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKAY, Andrew Joseph Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's 572 20 John MacKay (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, July 13, 1916
ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District 631 20 Jane Robinson (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) 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
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.
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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.
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
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
JANES, Harold Wesley 85 New Gower Street, St. John's 197 23 Henry Janes (p) Ladies tailor 1914 Methodist No No
MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph St. John's 826 19 Richard Maddigan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
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.
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
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
HEAD, Louis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 743 20 John Head (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
FRASER, Nutting Stewart 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-47 - 1183 18 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) 1914 No No Attested for short service.
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
WATTS, James Pittman 25 Walshs Square, St. John's 397 24 Nina Mary Watts (s) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
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
CORNICK, Edwin 31 Williams Street, St. John's 377 20 Amelia Cornick (p) Office clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLE, William Thomas St. John's 819 19 Samuel Earle Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
MYLER, Alexander Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 650 22 William J. Myler (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
JENSEN, Jens William Harbour Breton, Fortune District 569 32 Mrs. Jensen (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No