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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
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222 - 128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
CONNORS, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 170 27 Mrs. Connors (p) Ships officer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant
WILLAR, Sidney George St. John's 813 19 Sidney George Willar (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney
MAGANNAM, Charles St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 713 19 Abad Magannam (p) Pedlar 1914 No No
FIANDER, Samuel Coombs Cove, Fortune District 467 20 Samuel Fiander (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEET, Chesley Morton 14 Brazils Square, St. John's 235 20 Samuel H. Peet (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
MAY, William Botwood, Twillingate District 351 20 Charles May (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist No No
NUNNS, Joseph No Information 0-10 Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURNS, William Gordon Henderson 3 Brazils Square, St. John's 0-267 - 160 25 Mary Burns (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
STONE, Llewellyn 5 New Gower Street, St. John's 26 24 James A. Stone (p) Painter 1914 No No
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
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.
OAKLEY, John Joseph. 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 392 23 Mr. Oakley (p) Iron moulder 1914 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.
SUMMERS, Augustus Leo 116 Military Road, St. John's 0-44 - 93 23 Elizabeth Summers (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TIZZARD, Gordon St. John's 753 20 Simeon Tizzard (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, April 10, 1918
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 236 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No PDF
LIND, Francis Thomas Little Bay, Twillingate District 541 34 Elizabeth Lind (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
PURCHASE, Arthur Fogo, Fogo District 540 20 Jonas Purchase (o) Driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AYRE, Wilfred Douglas Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-104 - 164 20 Charles P. Ayre (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LARNER, Cyril Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 426 23 Sarah Larner (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
HICKEY, John Joseph St. John's 586 22 Patrick Hickey (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No See Regt. # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers
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
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.
DRISCOLL, Michael Tors Cove, Ferryland District 717 30 John Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 No No Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.
MOTTY, Edgar Page 6 Charlton Street, St. John's 446 19 Mr. Motty (p) Express driver 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
GREENE, Gordon 7 Parade Street, St. John's 156 24 William Greene (p) Shoe salesman 1914 Methodist No No
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.
PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm St. John's 832 19 George Pearce (p) Long shoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCNEIL, Donald Fraser McNeil Street, St. John's 411 19 Fannie McNeil (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
HOLDEN, Patrick Riverhead, Southside, St. John's 555 19 Mary Alice Holden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, January 31, 1916
HAMMOND, Charles 48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 594 28 Mrs. Hammond (s) Storekeeper 1914 Salvation Army No No
BOLAND, James Francis St. John's 765 34 William Boland Gas fitter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EBSARY, Samuel Joseph 89 Southside Road, St. John's 0-110 - 501 32 Newman Ebsary (p) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W. Ferryland, Ferryland District 724 21 Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DAYMOND, Joseph 26 Victoria Street, St. John's 607 20 Mr. Daymond Automobile worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No