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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 Date Religion Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
MEANEY, Ronald Joseph St. John's 1353 18 Dennis Meaney (p) Waiter 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARRS, Alfred 235 Water Street West, St. John's 105 27 Henry Marrs (p) Ships joiner 1914 Presbyterian No No Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
LIDSTONE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 2460 20 William Lidstone Sr. (p) Teamster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Elijah 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 597 20 Robert Bishop (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEED, Joseph Catalina, Trinity District 5896 20 Mary Ann Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CRIMP, Harry 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 5040 23 Bride Crimp (o) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HANEFFANT, Patrick Black Island, Twillingate District 6024 19 James Hannefant (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, Albert J. St. Jacques, Fortune District 5344 24 Catherine Burke (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
RIDOUT, Charles Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 8087 22 Roseanna Ridout (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Rideout.
WOODS, Lloyd W. 68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-184 - 660 24 Sydney Woods (p) 1914 No No
STICKLAND, Alfred Lamaline, Burin District 4805 22 George Stickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland
PICCO, Norman Port au Port, St. George District 2518 25 William Picco (p) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot
TUCKER, George Burnt Head, Port de Grave District 5287 22 Ambrose Tucker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STROUDE, Fred Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 1325 & 8083 21 Priscilla Stroude (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.
FREEMAN, Charles W. West Champneys, Trinity District 3545 21 James Freeman (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Leo Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 5970 20 John Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNS, Harold 30 Young Street, St. John's 4614 25 Mrs. E. Johns (p) Grocer 1918 Methodist No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon Carmanville, Fogo District 4213 18 Maud Wheaton (o) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander 14 Victoria Street, St. John's 0-96 - 768 22 H. Ross (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.
WHELAN, Samuel G. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2071 20 William Whelan (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
CARROLL, Richard A. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2668 18 Alice Rose (o) Office clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Michael Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 3868 21 Andrew Hynes (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
JESSEAU, Arthur Francis Bay of Islands, St. George District 249 19 Arthur Jesseau (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes PDF POW Date: 1917.
CUTLER, Henry Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6259 20 William Cutler (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, James 11 John Street, St. John's 3436 22 James Martin (p) Mattress maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MEANEY, Frank Brigus, Port de Grave district 8038 19 John Meaney (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONRAN, William Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 4795 19 Michael Conran (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JACKSON, Eleazer Cavendish, Trinity District 4888 22 Alexander Jackson (p) Alexander Jackson (p) 1918 Methodist No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FELIX, William Felix Cove, St. George District 4373 20 Hamiel Felix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCGRATH, James J. St. John's 1231 21 William McGrath (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HANRAHAN, John Marystown, Burin District 6177 21 Frances Kanes (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines
PENNY, Peter L. Avondale, Harbour Main District 4220 19 William Penny (p) Paper maker 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Eliken Salt Pond, Twillingate District 5397 19 Stephen Snow (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COLEMAN, Bartholomew Curling, St. George District 5395 22 Joseph Coleman (o) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FRASER, Hazen 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2404 17 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) Student 1916 Presbyterian No No
ROACH, Samuel Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4494 19 Samuel Roach (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.
BRAGG, Miles 95 Carters Hill, St. John's 8363 19 William Bragg (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MULLINS, James 227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 5104 23 John Mullins (p) Bricklayer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KERR, David Simpson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2893 28 Mrs. John Kerr (p) Tailor's cutter 1916 Presbyterian No No
POPE, Abel Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 6082 19 Robert Pope (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BARRETT, George H. Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3306 19 James Barrett (p) Electrician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIVER, Patrick McNeil Street, St. John's 8358 27 Mrs. C. Oliver (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, George Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 2802 19 Arthur Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
DAWE, Hector Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 4477 18 Isaac Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No