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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
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
DEMPSTER, James St. John's 755 19 James Earnest Dempster (p) Paper maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus Leslie Street, St. John's 337 23 Mr. Vaughan (o) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, July 4, 1917
COLFORD, George 45 New Gower Street, St. John's 16 23 Richard Colford (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916
COOMBS, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 492 30 Sarah Mercer (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
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]
KENNEDY, Michael Francis 40 New Gower Street, St. John's 255 20 Nicholas Kennedy (p) Mechanical engineer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.
NUGENT, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-209 - 428 43 Mrs. Michael Nugent (s) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers.
RANDALL, Hubert Job Grand Falls, Twillingate District 94 21 Adam Randall (p) Mill hand 1914 Methodist No No Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.
SIMMONDS, William Thomas 60 Hamilton Street, St. John's 349 25 Lily Simmonds (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
BRIEN, Patrick 5 Alexander Street, St. John's 80 20 Nora Brien (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HURLEY, William Joseph 153 Duckworth Street, St. John's 11 28 Johanna Hurley (p) Sailor 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.
HIGGINS, Edmund James St. John's 756 28 Mrs. James Higgins (p) Accountant 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
MAGANNAM, Charles St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 713 19 Abad Magannam (p) Pedlar 1914 No No
FLEMING, Richard Francis 192 Water Street, St. John's 357 19 Mary Mason (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic 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
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No
JOHNSON, John Joseph 45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 135 21 Andrew Johnson (p) Labourer 1914 Yes No Sunday, July 2, 1916
JANES, Walter Harold 269 Southside Road, St. John's 56 23 J.W. Janes (p) Accountant 1914 Methodist No No
MACKAY, John Joseph Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's 278 19 John Joseph MacKay (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, Albert Stanley 97 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-57 - 36 21 John F. Newman (p) Customs clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
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.
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Walter Bell Island, St. John's East District 722 25 Isabel Thomas (p) Machinist 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 15, 1916
HENNEBURY, Alexander 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 461 19 George Hennebury (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BENNETT, Dominic Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District 245 20 Arson Bennett (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 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
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Harold Wesley 85 New Gower Street, St. John's 197 23 Henry Janes (p) Ladies tailor 1914 Methodist No No
WILLIAMS, Rowland 20 Young Street, St. John's 10 22 Louisa Torraville (p) Stenographer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 0-33 - 333 28 A.J. Harvey (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WHITE, William Loon Bay, Twillingate District 345 27 Levi White (p) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph 6 Feild Street, St. John's 535 22 Edward Lawlor (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
WELLS, Alfred 2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's 416 32 Mr. Wells (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Francis Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 399 26 Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916