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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
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COOMBS, Thomas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 747 23 Henry Coombs (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.
SPRY, Herbert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 275 21 William Parsons (o) Shoemaker 1914 No No
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
CONNORS, Daniel Francis 49 Lime Street, St. John's 649 21 David Connors (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
RYAN, John Joseph 23 Adelaide Street, St. John's 38 20 J.J. Ryan (p) Clerk-telegrapher 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson St. John's 827 19 John Thomas Loveys (p) Grocery clerk 1914 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917.
KEARNEY, William Wallace 9 Livingstone Street, St. John's 68 26 Richard Kearney (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel
MANNING, Augustine Joseph 31 Gower Street, St. John's 177 21 James Manning (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, June 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
BUTLER, Harold Scott Burin, Burin District 796 Martha Butler (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
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.
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Richard 13 Spencer Street, St. John's 652 19 Richard Williams (p) Grocer 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Aloysius St. John's 693 19 Stan G. Walsh Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Walter Campbell Logy Bay Road, St. John's 690 21 Mrs. R.C. Smith (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
MADDICK, John Withycombe 20 Barters Hill, St. John's 628 21 Mrs. William Campbell Station agent 1914 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Maddock.
GOODRIDGE, Herbert St. John's 0-154 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
MCLEOD, Norman Alexander 149 Gower Street, St. John's 0-183 - 158 22 Neil McLeod (o) 1914 No No Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 1914 No No
SOMERTON, William James Bell Island, St. John's East District 265 20 Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p) Surveyor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHANCEY, George Wilbur 64 Pennywell Road, St. John's 78 26 William Chancey (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist No No
OKE, Charles Cunningham 114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns 0-268 - 60 21 William Oke (p) Clerk 1914 No No
MILLER, William Patrick 25 Hutchings Street, St. John's 107 35 Frances Miller (p) Checker 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Thursday, October 7, 1915
SNOW, James 162 Pleasant Street, St. John's 433 20 Abraham Snow (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANG, James Patrick 3 James Street, St. John's 0-266 - 870 19 Charles Lang (p) Stenographer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DUDER, Charles Robert Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 668 22 William Henry Duder (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, James Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District 567 19 John R. Collins (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest] St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom 0-157 Mae Ernest Bernard (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
SLADE, Albert Ernest Loon Bay, Twillingate District 273 21 Frederick Slade (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WATERFIELD, Joseph R. St. John's 789 19 Annie Waterfield (s) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 PDF
LESEMAN, Roy Bennett 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 220 21 Flora Leseman (o) Marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom 802 23 Daniel Thompson (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion.
SHEEHAN, John Joseph 5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's 35 23 Edward Sheehan (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, December 27, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
MERCER, Albert Bell Island, St. John's East District 264 20 Edith Mercer (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Vincent Manuels, Harbour Main District 201 24 Thomas Noseworthy (o) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No