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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 Communitysort descending Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TURNER, Donald Morison 321 Southside Road, St. John's 2848 18 G. E. Turner (p) Analyst 1916 Presbyterian No No
BAIRD, John Joseph 321 Water Street, St. John's 648 23 Samuel Baird (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PYNN, John 329 Water Street, St. John's 4036 18 Daniel Pynn (p) Baker 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 31, 1918
JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph 33 Angel Place, St. John's 533 22 Frank Jackman (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
JACKMAN, Bert 33 Angel Place, St. John's 697 25 Captain Frank Jackman Storekeeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
SKINNER, Arthur John 33 Duckworth Street, St. John's 202 22 John Skinner (p) Marble worker 1914 Presbyterian No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.
KAVANAGH, James 33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8416 45 Ellen Kavanagh (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
RING, Thomas J. 33 Mullock Street, St. John's 2364 19 Martin Ring (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic 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
ANTLE, Stephen 33 Water Street West, St. John's 6236 20 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1918 Methodist No No
ANTLE, William E. 33 Water Street, St. John's 1947 18 Sarah Antle (p) Boiler maker 1915 Methodist No No
LUSH, George 33 Water Street, St. John's 4090 22 Martha Lush (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist 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.
CLARE, Lawrence Edward 332 Water Street, St. John's 343 21 John Clare (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MAHONEY, Frank 336 Water Street West, St. John's 4310 20 Thomas Mahoney (p) Mechanical dentist(?) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITTY, Gerald Joseph 336 Water Street West, St. John's 0-188 - 894 20 Mr. and Mrs. John Whitty (p) Agent 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
KNIGHT, Harold Stephen 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-60 - 2962 19 Herbert Knight (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Joseph William 34 Codners Lane, St. John's 0-111 - 536 24 John Clare (p) Labourer 1914 No No PDF
MCDONALD, Michael J. 34 Gower Street, St. John's 2922 18 Margaret MacDonald (p) Clothes presser 1916 Roman Catholic No No
THISTLE, William J. 34 Henry Street, St. John's 2370 26 William Thistle (p) Boilermaker 1916 Methodist No No
VASEY, Harvey 34 Kings Road, St. John's 3574 21 Henry J. Vasey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No One document microfilmed as #2574
MILLY, Frank 34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8114 29 Mrs. William Wheeler (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LEONARD, Michael 34 Livingstone Street, St. John's 3164 21 Michael Leonard (o) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
KENT, William 34 Spencer Street, St. John's 8413 32 Elizabeth Kent (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPRATT, John 340 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3739 18 Bartholomew Spratt (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HEALEY, Edward 345 Water Street, St. John's 4028 18 Philip Healey (p) Munition worker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KENT, Thomas 348 Water Street West, St. John's 4144 23 Matthew Kent (p) Grocer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SCANLON, David 35 Barters Hill, St. John's 2088 18 Daniel Scanlon (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
VINNICOMBE, John Joseph 35 Cook Street, St. John's 8010 32 Mary Ellen Fowler (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, John 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8233 28 Kate Boone (s) Teamster 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, John Henry Stanley 35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-118 - 108 24 Robert Green (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 7, 1917 Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LEDINGHAM, James Allan 35 Military Road, St. John's 0-19 Miss E.V. Ledingham (o) 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.
EDGAR, John 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2640 20 Mrs. John Edgar (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic 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
MANNING, George 35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom 3305 24 Mrs. George Manning (s) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Dewey 35 Southside Road, St. John's 8307 18 George A. Taylor (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Victor G. 35 Southside Road, St. John's 111 20 George Taylor (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, Edward 35 York Street, St. John's 2548 20 John Kavanagh (p) Barber 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
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.
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916