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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BUTLER, James Llewellyn Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 1289 25 Flossie Butler (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARDY, John St. John's 760 20 James Hardy (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 14, 1915 Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
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.
JANES, Archibald A. Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8268 24 Helen Janes (s) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
BUTT, Samuel H. St. George, St. George District 3033 34 Susan Butt (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
BAIN, Lawrie Graham Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom 0-80 - 592 21 James Bain (p) Engineer 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.
MCKAY, William 269 Water Street West, St. John's 4704 22 Elizabeth McKay (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Eugene Fred 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 2525 20 Mr. E. F. Taylor (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
COLLINS, Thomas 64 Cabot Street, St. John's 3288 23 Mrs. Thomas Collins (s) Engineer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
HALIDAY, Abel Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District 1885 22 Rachael Haliday (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - Halliday
DAVEY, Charles Freshwater Road, St. John's 2371 20 Mrs. E. Davey (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
ODEA, Frederick St. John's 2172 18 John E. O'Dea (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5212 23 Mrs. Francis Davis (p) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
JAMES, Thomas Lincoln Mount Angels, St. John's 370 20 Mr. James Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CROTTY, Stanley F. Battery Road, St. John's 459 19 Mr. Crotty (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PALFREY, Patrick 10 Gilmore Street, St. John's 2582 18 Margaret Palfrey (p) Engineer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MCCONNELL, Isaiah Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 396 27 Mary McConnell (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - McConnel.
COLE, Samuel Bell Island, St. John's East District 4250 19 John Cole (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249
HARTTREE, Sidney Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States 1827 22 Ivor Harttree (o) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 3, 1916
CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair Forest Road, St. John's 0-108 - 281 26 William Churchill (p) Engineer 1914 No No
GREENING, Chesley Bell Island, St. John's East District 3970 18 Alex Greening (p) Engineer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HATFIELD, George Bernard 17 Coronation Street, St. John's 65 20 Stephen Hatfield (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LARNER, George Thomas Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1010 25 Mrs. George Larner (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis St. John's 911 20 Francis Lemee (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, Donald 237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2397 19 William Norris (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, William F. Bell Island, St. John's East District 3968 18 Albert Parsons (p) Engineer 1917 Methodist No No
MCGRATH, James 55 Casey Street, St. John's 104 19 John McGrath (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel 44 Angel Place, St. John's 0-128 - 62 20 Alex LeMessurier (p) Engineer 1914 No No
DAY, Charles Franklin Avenue, St. John's 2999 19 Phoebe Day (p) Engineer 1916 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Eric Shannon 274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 616 22 Alfred Martin (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor Carbonear, Carbonear District 1805 21 Henry Westcott (p) Engineer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KNOX, William 11 Feild Street, St. John's 4611 18 William Knox (p) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGILLVARY, William St. John's 976 18 Mrs. McGillvary (p) Engineer 1915 Presbyterian No No
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
FITZGERALD, Thomas Open Hall, Bonavista District 6111 23 Alice Fitzgerald (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Leo 45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 8289 21 George Keough (p) Engineer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TURNER, Frank C. New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's 2653 19 G.E. Turner (p) Engineering 1916 Methodist No No
STICK, Moyle [Edward Moyle J.] 5 Devon Row, St. John's 2145 20 James R. Stick (p) Engineering student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917 Referred to exclusively as Moyle