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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
WINTER, Edward Rozier Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's 675 19 Thomas Winter (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, Fred 48 Spencer Street, St. John's 159 21 John Mercer (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PITMAN, Richard Lamaline, Burin District 400 26 Elizabeth Walters (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Previously transcribed as Pittman
HICKEY, John Joseph St. John's 586 22 Patrick Hickey (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers
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
DAWE, Henry Charles Topsail, Harbour Main District 589 22 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRENSON, Sylvester North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 745 22 Hedley Brenson (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick 7 Cummings Street, St. John's 211 22 Patrick Morrissey (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BARRON, Thomas Frank Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 568 26 Robert Barron (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Roy Archibald 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 379 20 William Smith (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No I
CARTER, James Stephenville Crossing, St. George District 269 23 John Carter (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MUTFORD, Ward St. John's 822 19 George Mutford (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
STAMP, Patrick D. 21 James Street, St. John's 656 28 William Stamp (p) Stoker 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BENNETT, Peter Francis St. John's 770 21 Joseph Bennett (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BRADLEY, Wilfred 48 Feild Street, St. John's 398 21 Jacob Bradley (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 17, 1916
MOORE, Leo St. John's 825 27 Ignatius Moore (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
STRATHIE, Harry Groves Bonavista, Bonavista District 494 22 Ronald Strachie (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NICHOLS, Campbell Whittycombe Seamans Institute, St. John's - Deer Lake, St. George District 810 19 John Nichols (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Discrepancy in name: documents state Whittycombe; signature is Whycombe.
RENDELL, Arthur James 18 Kings Road, St. John's 204 19 James Rendell (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
MELVILLE, Charles Andrews 54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 0-272 - 759 25 David Melville (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
KELLY, John Joseph 29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 188 22 Henry Kelly (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HEATER, Herbert Stephen Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 180 19 John Heater (p) Policeman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DELANEY, William Albert St. George, St. George District 581 21 Joseph Delaney (p) Lumberman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ATKINS, Thomas Joseph St. John's 795 19 Mary A. Atkins (p) Barber 1914 No No
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUTER, Frederick Augustus Catalina, Trinity District 422 23 Garland Clouter (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
AITKEN, Ernest Peyton Botwood, Twillingate District 643 23 John W. Aitken (p) Lumberman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
POWER, William T. St. John's 780 19 Edward Power (p) Stove fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
STONE, Llewellyn 5 New Gower Street, St. John's 26 24 James A. Stone (p) Painter 1914 No No
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
SPARKS, George J. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 253 20 Annie Sparkes (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MYLER, Matthew Joseph 13 Adelaide Street, St. John's 548 28 William Myler (p) Blockmaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STACEY, Anthony James Water Street, St. John's 466 24 Fredrick Stacey (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMSON, James Elliot Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's 0-201 - 61 22 Charles R. Thomson (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917 Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson
OLSEN, Joseph 87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 313 20 Charles Olsen (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COOK, William Forest Road, St. John's 553 19 Tasker Cook (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 26, 1918
WHITE, Dougald 5 Central Street, St. John's 37 33 Annie White (s) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SUMMERS, Michael Francis 330 Water Street, St. John's 0-158 Michael J. Summers (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 16, 1916 Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.
LAMBERT, James St. John's 387 27 Luke Lambert (p) Accountant 1914 No No PDF
HERDER, Hubert Clinton 40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 0-79 - 3 23 William J. Herder (p) Agriculturist 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CLEARY, John 10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 288 20 John Cleary (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916