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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 Enlistmentsort ascending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ST. JOHN, John Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom 673 25 Elizabeth St. John (p) Electrical engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRENCH, John Joseph 2 Patrick Street, St. John's 63 25 Benjamin French (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, John St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6254 25 James Ryan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BOOTH, John Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom 2405 25 James Booth (p) Cooper 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WALSH, Patrick Joseph. 18 Burke Square, St. John's 286 25 Norah Waddleton (p) Longshoreman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.
HOLLOWAY, Arthur Newport, Bonavista District 6142 25 Thomas Holloway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BENNETT, Edward Main River, St. George District 1470 25 Elizabeth Bennett (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
NORRIS, Charles Rankin Newtown, Bonavista District 4953 25 Matilda Morris (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Robert Anthony St. John's 812 25 John H. Noonan (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
JESSO, Arthur Daisley Bay of Islands, St. George District 1459 25 Rose Madore Jesso (s)) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MUGFORD, John W. Codroy, St. George District 2102 25 Annie Mugford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYANT, William Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3315 25 Mrs. Archibald Budden (o) Coaster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Patrick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 4137 25 Anna Molloy (p) Blacksmith 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KEHOE, Isaac Burin, Burin District 4169 25 Frank Penny (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Selby 10 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8460 25 Maud Taylor (s) 1917 Yes No Saturday, March 9, 1918 File missing. Information from service ledger.
AVERY, Hezekiah Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District 5140 25 William Avery (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Saturday, June 15, 1918
WILSON, Alfred M. Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's 3755 25 Rev. James Wilson (p) Draper 1917 Methodist 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
MOSS, James Keels, Bonavista District 1465 25 Eliza Moss (p) 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RONAYNE, Paul F. Tors Cove, Ferryland District 3344 25 Edward Ronayne (p) Station agent 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Charles Patrick 52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's 192 25 Catherine Martin (p) Blacksmith 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
MICHELIN, Robert Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador 1730 25 Joseph Michelin (p) Trapper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WIGHT, Arthur Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 944 25 Mrs. Samuel Wight (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
PENTON, Ignatius Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 2589 25 Edward Penton (o) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KING, Stephen 59 Cook Street, St. John's 4223 25 Mary King (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
JENNINGS, Stewart Bridgeport, Twillingate District 6027 25 Robert Jennings (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SYMONDS, Joseph St. John's 1108 25 Susie Symonds (p) Cabman 1915 Methodist No No
PIERPOINT, Alfred H. 3 Devon Row, St. John's 3757 25 Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p) Dry goods clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Robert Henry Newtown, Bonavista District 2721 25 Henry Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist - Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.
ENGLAND, John W. Brigus, Port de Grave District 5638 25 Thomas England (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PITCHER, Corbett New Harbour, Trinity District 1961 25 Joseph Pitcher (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, December 1, 1917
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
NOSEWORTHY, Fred Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5540 25 Nathaniel Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Frederick Moretons Harbour, Western Head, Twillingate District 3145 25 Maggie Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
BROWN, William Little Harbour, Twillingate District 2183 25 Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o) 1916 Yes No Wednesday, May 9, 1917 File missing. Information from service ledger.
GIDGE, George Fridays Bay, Twillingate District 6300 25 Thomas Gidge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5778 25 Patrick Martin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PIGGOTT, Walter 9 Monroe Street, St. John's 296 25 Henry Piggott (p) Storekeeper 1914 No No
EDDY, William North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5816 25 William Eddy (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge] Blackwells Islands, New York, USA 8093 - 3060 25 Jane A. Potts (p) 1917 No No See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
EDWARDS, Leo N/A 25 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
PARRELL, Patrick Thorburn Line, St. John's 8393 25 Patrick Parrell (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
FINN, James Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4672 25 Mary Finn (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OLDFORD, Hubert Squid Tickle, Bonavista District 3183 25 Andrew Oldford (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GOOBIE, Herbert 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8437 25 Elsie Goobie 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CASHIN, Peter John Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 0-160 - 1387 25 Gertrude Cashin (p) 1915 No No I