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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
KNIGHT, Fred W. 355 Southside Road, St. John's 8502 45 Emilie Knight (s) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUDER, John 357 Water Street, St. John's 4029 18 Edward Duder (p) Seaman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged
ELLIS, John Joseph 359 Southside Road, St. John's 443 21 John Joseph Ellis (p) Stonemason 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CURNEW, James John 36 Adelaide Street, St. John's 3009 18 Susannah Curnew (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FISHER, William 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 8377 24 Elizabeth Fisher (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EARLES, James Joseph 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 2747 18 William Earles (p) Gasfitter 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
CLEARY, Patrick Michael 36 Casey Street, St. John's 1230 21 Jane Cleary (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
CHAFE, George 36 Convent Square, St. John's 3236 31 Jane Chafe (s) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
DRISCOLL, Simeon 36 Feild Street, St. John's 8356 20 George Driscoll (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
EDGAR, Charles Legallais 36 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-203 - 199 24 Joseph H. Edgar (p) 1914 Yes No Monday, February 26, 1917 Photograph of gravesite included.
WHALEN, Arthur 36 George Street, St. John's 2095 19 Mary Ann Whalen (p) 1916 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
MILLER, John 36 Mullock Street, St. John's 2841 30 Charles Miller (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917
IVANY, John Alfred 37 Charlton Street, St. John's 3119 21 Martin Ivany (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
DOWNTON, Herbert 37 Fleming Street, St. John's 6245 18 Frederick Downton (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CUNNINGHAM, Edward 37 Flower Hill, St. John's 3645 29 Mary Rendell (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, Michael Francis 37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 148 24 Mrs. Kelly (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BOWDEN, Herbert George 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 1980 18 William H. Bowden (p) Bank clerk 1915 Methodist No No
ANDREWS, Robert 37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8018 25 Muriel Andrews (s) Draper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attestation papers not included.
PAYNE, Thomas Victor 37 Monkstown Road, St. John's 1962 18 Janet Payne (o) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, David 37 Southside Road, St. John's 96 22 Robert Lewis (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONNORS, John 37 Wickford Street, St. John's 1278 - 3271 18 Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors Labourer / Soldier 1915 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry) 379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's 1215 25 Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s) Truckman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.
HICKEY, Richard A. 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 3225 18 Michael Hickey (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, William Francis 38 Flower Hill, St. John's 119 22 Michael Hickey (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GODDEN, Malcolm 38 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-182 - 615 29 Fredrica Godden (p) Accountant 1914 No No
ELLIOTT, John 38 Goodview Street, St. John's 22 20 John Elliott (p) Steward 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KELLY, James 38 Henry Street, St. John's 4632 19 Matthew Kelly (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUCKINGHAM, Edward 38 John Street, St. John's 5045 19 John Buckingham (p) Marine engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis 38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's 3212 19 Peter Constantine (p) Carman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John W. 38 New Gower Street, St. John's 5021 19 James Martin (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRAMPTON, William J. 38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's 2280 18 Mrs. William Frampton (p) Carpenter 1916 No Yes POW Date: 1917
FIELD, Charles William 38 Prescott Street, St. John's 115 21 Samuel Field (p) Motor engineer 1914 Methodist No No
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
NEWELL, George H. 38 Spencer Street, St. John's 8492 19 Caroline Newell (p) Labourer 1918 No No Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.
HICKEY, Leo Francis 39 Angel Place, St. John's 0-117 - 1469 20 Michael Hickey (p) 1915 No No
WILLS, Robert G. 39 Carters Hill, St. John's 6339 20 James Wills (p) Accountant 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Mills
SPRY, Martin 39 Casey Street, St. John's 4392 18 Edward Spry (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DUNPHY, John Joseph 39 Flower Hill, St. John's 1480 19 Michael Dunphy (p) Steward 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
IVANY, Jack 39 Freshwater Road, St. John's 8309 18 William Ivany (p) Teamster 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Ivaney.
NEIL, Edward 39 George Street, St. John's 3161 19 Patrick Neil (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SWEENEY, Patrick 39 Gower Street, St. John's 703 22 Anthony Sweeney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EDENS, Francis Augustine 39 Queen's Road, St. John's 0-137 - 2894 18 T.J. Edens (p) Bank clerk 1916 No No
EDENS, Leonard A. 39 Queens Road, St. John's 0-53 - 2547 24 T.J. Edens (p) Student 1916 Yes No Monday, March 18, 1918 Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.
GREEN, William Joseph 39 Water Street, St. John's 320 21 Angela Green (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No