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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
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROUD, James Power Street, St. John's 4559 26 Charles Roud (o) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, James 11 Stephen Street, St. John's 1179 23 Richard Squires (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CHISLETT, Herbert 94 George Street, St. John's 4634 20 Ellen Chislett (p) Cabman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Wilfred John Golf Avenue, St. John's 217 19 John Robert Rose (p) Candy maker 1914 Methodist No No
STRICKLAND, Eric 4 Brine Street, St. John's 5055 19 Kenneth Strickland (p) Candy maker 1918 Methodist No No
KEEPING, Thomas Marystown, Burin District 6182 21 Manuel King (p) Captain 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, John J. St. John's 983 19 Mrs. J. Eagan (p) Car cleaner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick] 119 Freshwater Road, St. John's 4749 21 Edward O'Neill (o) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X
MCDONALD, John George Street, St. John's 3461 19 Mary McDonald (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Frank Pleasant Street, St. John's 4238 26 Theresa Walsh (s) Carman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FILLIER, Maximillian William 5 Barron Street, St. John's 507 18 Emily Fillier (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.
MCDONALD, Augustus Freshwater Road, St. John's 5800 20 James McDonald (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Edward 18 Lyon Square, St. John's 502 21 Mr. Joy (p) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 PDF
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
POWER, John M. 42 Power Avenue, St. John's 4574 36 John J. Power (p) Carman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
Badcock, Herbert Ernest 396 Southside Road, St. John's 2855 19 Henry Badcock (p) Carman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis 38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's 3212 19 Peter Constantine (p) Carman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, Roy Archibald 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 379 20 William Smith (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No I
MARTIN, John R. Manuels, Harbour Main District 8232 50 Ella M. Martin (s) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
WIGHT, Arthur Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 944 25 Mrs. Samuel Wight (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
ROWSELL, George Pushthrough Head, Fortune District 3024 21 John Rowsell (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
EDDY, William North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5816 25 William Eddy (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
TRACEY, Michael St. John's 1780 18 William Tracey (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 6163 20 James Peddle (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
MCCARTHY, Thaddeus Newtown Road, St. John's 8027 19 Charles McCarthy (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BURDELL, Claude Battery Road, St. John's 330 28 Mrs. Burdell (s) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
CUMMINS, Frederick St. John's 1349 19 Laura Cummins (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
GALE, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 4869 20 Daniel Gale (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDLE, Richard Millertown, Twillingate District 2637 40 William Peddle (p) Carpenter 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, December 5, 1916
MERCER, Percy Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2374 20 John Mercer (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KELLY, Peter John St. John's 1244 22 Mary Ann Kelly (p) Carpenter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ELSON, Albert John Spotted Islands, Labrador 2818 19 Albert Elson (p) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
ROWE, Chesley Hearts Content, Trinity District 989 19 William Rowe (p) Carpenter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BURSELL, Sydney 109 Freshwater Road, St. John's 6195 36 Lucy Bursell (s) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
RYALL, Thomas J. Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's 8020 45 Margaret Ryall (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Walter 4 Bond Street, St. John's 8398 21 Alice Williams (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLARD, Douglas 14 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2423 24 Mary Gillard (s) Carpenter 1916 Methodist No No
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
BROWN, John W. Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 2564 24 Jane Brown (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Tuesday, December 11, 1917 POW Date: 1917
PARKINSON, William Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 8342 41 Gertrude Parkinson (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGDON, Charles Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 5555 30 Sarah Langdon (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
KENNELL, Ebenezer Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1548 26 Jessie Kennell (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
SIMMONDS, Kenneth 273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4615 24 Levi Simmonds (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
HOUSE, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2554 19 Joseph House (p) Carpenter 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, May 22, 1918