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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
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.
EVANS, Leonard St. John's 658 21 Jabez Evans (p) Steward 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
SWEENEY, Patrick 39 Gower Street, St. John's 703 22 Anthony Sweeney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
JAMES, Thomas Lincoln Mount Angels, St. John's 370 20 Mr. James Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Walter Frederic 73 Military Road, St. John's 0-5 26 Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p) 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
MIFFLEN, Henry Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 742 19 George B. Mifflen (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, Willis Loon Bay, Twillingate District 272 27 Jane Manuel (p) Millwright 1914 Methodist No No
BARTLETT, William Washer Brigus, Port de Grave District 270 19 Joseph Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 19, 1917 See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.
CALDWELL, John 2 Finns Street, St. John's 151 34 Alina Caldwell (s) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLDEN, Luke Holyrood, Harbour Main District 329 21 Kate Veitch (o) Train hand 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WALSH, Frank Holyrood, Harbour Main district 161 20 William P. Walsh Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, William Bernard St. John's 711 20 John Taylor (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ONEILL, Frederick Michael 49 Angel Place, St. John's 402 19 John O'Neill (o) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
PAUL, Reginald J. Burin North, Burin District 731 20 Amelia Paul (s) Storekeeper 1914 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
CONNORS, James Patrick Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 209 21 Patrick Connors (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
REID, Carl St. John's 790 19 Caleb Reid (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 12, 1916
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
KNIGHT, William 44 Bannerman Street, St. John's 373 22 Ann Knight (s) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CANHAM, Arthur Robert 292 Beaumont Street, St. John's 221 42 Selina Canham (s) Valet 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MARTIN, Robert Berkley Manuels, Harbour Main District 499 21 Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included
THOMAS, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 722 25 Isabel Thomas (p) Machinist 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 15, 1916
TETFORD, Robert Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 277 20 Robert Tetford (p) 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
SMYTH, Michael Frank 26 Colonial Street, St. John's 512 35 Margaret Smyth (s) Longshoreman 1914 No No
WALSH, George Edward 10 York Street, St. John's 506 23 Mr. Walsh (p) Soap maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
BREEN, John 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 67 20 18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.]. n/a 1914 No No File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.
TULK, Ralph Wellon St. George, St. George District 234 20 Benjamin Tulk (p) Fox rancher 1914 Methodist No No
SLADE, Albert Ernest Loon Bay, Twillingate District 273 21 Frederick Slade (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
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
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.
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
HUMPHRIES, William Catalina, Trinity District 588 20 Edward Humphries (p) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
CASHIN, John Simon St. George, St. George District 233 24 Catherine Bennet (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
MOORE, Donald Lancie. 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646-8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 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
WALSH, William Topsail Road, St. John's 683 19 Patrick Walsh (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILSON, Henry Kelso 22 Cochrane Street, St. John's 305 21 Mrs. Wilson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
MICHELIN, Joseph Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador 637 19 Joseph Michelin (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916