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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 Date Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
BENNETT, William Stephenville, St. George District 1071 22 Josephine Bennett (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF Variant spelling of name - Benoit
ROWE, Simeon James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5349 26 Elizabeth Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See service #5379 for additional misfiled documents
SEYMOUR, Frank 71 Duckworth Street, St. John's 3374 32 Gertrude Seymour (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LODER, Thomas E. No information 0-14 Clergyman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included
FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred St. John's 1602 19 Minnie Fitzgerald (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick 149 Gower Street, St. John's 24 20 Neil Charles McLeod (o) Coachman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POPE, John 66 Livingstone Street, St. John's 8068 30 Bridget Pope (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
RYDER, Donald Bonavista, Bonavista District 3689 21 Frederick Ryder (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVELLEY, John Trinity East, Trinity District 4520 19 Elizabeth Evelley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEARNING, Francis A. Sandwich Bay, Labrador 6257 24 William Learning (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STOYLES, Patrick J. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5219 21 Michael Stoyles (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Robert Berkley Manuels, Harbour Main District 499 21 Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included
BROWN, Allan W. Exploits, Twillingate District 2722 23 Ephraim Brown (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOBIN, Larry 17 Casey Street, St. John's 4558 18 John Tobin (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PHELAN, William A. Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 2001 18 James Phelan (p) Checker 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
WILLS, Thomas Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District 4820 26 Mrs. George Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents
EDDY, George Roland South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District 1225 20 Emily Eddy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Richard H. 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 1973 21 C.F. Taylor (p) Accountant 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
HARDING, George Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3165 24 Phoebe Lang (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KAVANAGH, James 33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8416 45 Ellen Kavanagh (s) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, John James Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2477 18 Mrs. James Butler (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARKINSON, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8342 41 Gertrude Parkinson (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, William Richard St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5079 22 Caleb Squires (p) Conductor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, Ronald Patrick Holyrood, Harbour Main District 4712 29 Margaret Walsh (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BLANDFORD, George Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3237 23 Emma Blandford (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 16, 1917
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
BATSON, Harold Herbert English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-251 - 744 20 William Batson (p) Accountant 1914 No No
LITTLEJOHN, George Traytown, Bonavista District 8133 44 Florence Littlejohn (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MOLLOY, William St. Lawrence, Burin District 3028 20 Michael Molloy (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917
COLLINS, Patrick Bay of Islands, St. George District 3714 18 Francis Collins (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DEAN, William Victoria Village, Carbonear District 4586 20 John Dean (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
GLEESON, Richard Topsail, Harbour Main District 1250 19 John Gleeson (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
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.
MANNING, Thomas Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 4437 18 William Manning (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SMYTH, Michael Frank 26 Colonial Street, St. John's 512 35 Margaret Smyth (s) Longshoreman 1914 No No
PENNEY, Simeon Toop Deer Harbour, Trinity District 2767 24 Samuel Penney (o) Lumberman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, March 16, 1917
SPARKS, Selby Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5137 21 Ebenezer Sparks (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.
SQUIRES, James Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5269 20 Joseph Squires (o) Section man 1918 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
KEEPING, Joseph Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3112 30 Howard Keeping (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Nicholas Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5260 25 Susie Harris (p) Blacksmith 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PAYNE, Arthur Gander Bay, Fogo District 2686 20 John Payne (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALLAM, Charles Curling, St. George District 3741 18 Manoah Ballam (p) Electrician 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No