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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
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
HOLLAND, Michael J. St. John's 1634 18 Richard Holland (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MILLER, Llewllyn 58 Mullock Street, St. John's 8305 25 Nath. Miller (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COEN, Arthur Winter Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 4546 19 George Coen (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
CURRAN, Frederick 235 Theatre Hill, St. John's 122 19 Thomas Curran (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No PDF
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
EDWARDS, James 50 Gower Street, St. John's 3756 27 Richard Edwards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 8 19 Abram Richards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SCOTT, Maxwell Fogo, Fogo District 3379 24 Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, July 31, 1917
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
GRANT, Douglas George 173 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4643 31 James Grant (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
HALFYARD, Stanley 77 Kings Road, St. John's 2544 18 John Halfyard (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
MARTIN, John Joseph 55 Plymouth Road, St. John's 3607 23 John Martin (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, Frederick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3322 22 John Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 497 22 Mr. Robertson (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
POWER, James Francis Freshwater Road, St. John's 2281 18 Mrs. Joseph Power (p) Clerk 1916 No No
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GEAR, George St. John's 901 24 Harry Gear (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
BRETT, Percy Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 3605 19 Ralph Brett (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MARTIN, John W. 38 New Gower Street, St. John's 5021 19 James Martin (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Harvey 11 Barnes Place, St. John's n/a Clerk 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).
CHAULK, George Burnt Island [district unknown] 5337 21 James Chalk (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as John Chalk.
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
HISCOCK, Edward Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4452 18 Eli Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16
KANE, George 43 Job Street, St. John's 208 20 Patrick Kane (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
WILSON, William Patrick 51 Carters Hill, St. John's 2731 19 Andrew Wilson (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
PARSONS, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 852 25 William George Parsons (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
OBRIEN, Edward 32 Lime Street, St. John's 3603 18 Frederick O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918 PDF
POOLE, Jacob Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4340 29 Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARF, Fred 27 Power Street, St. John's 125 20 Charles Garf (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Walter E. V. Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3414 26 John A. Squires (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See # 3191 for misfiled document
HANCOCK, Henry J. Kings Cove, Bonavista District 4004 18 Henry Hancock (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, William 55 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-195 [& 0-295] 37 Nina O'Rourke (s) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No 14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster
HALLERAN, Hubert 13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's 3604 18 James Halleran (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEDREW, George 3 Gear Street, St. John's 4413 30 Anthony LeDrew (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BANNISTER, Whitfield Port Rexton, Trinity District 889 19 Alexander Bannister (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
STOYLES, Patrick J. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5219 21 Michael Stoyles (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HUNT, Nicholas Prout 88 Barnes Road, St. John's 0-252 - 762 21 Mrs. James Hunt (p) Clerk 1914 No No I.
HICKS, Norman Catalina, Trinity District 2091 20 Boyd Hicks (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph St. George, St. George District 1442 19 Mary C. Butler (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HODDER, Walter Ralph Twillingate, Twillingate District 4791 19 George Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No