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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
CONNELL, Felix Bonavista, Bonavista District 3596 27 Jeremiah Connell (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.
TAYLOR, Leonard Carbonear, Carbonear District 3685 22 Lemuel Taylor (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Albert 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 3452 18 Jessie Richards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
THOMAS, Frederick Gordon St. John's 1784 18 Frederick Thomas (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton 113 King's Road, St. John's 126 20 James Carmichael (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
DAWE, Wilfred 131 Gower Street, St. John's 184 19 Charles Dawe (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
STOYLES, Patrick J. Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5219 21 Michael Stoyles (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KANE, George 43 Job Street, St. John's 208 20 Patrick Kane (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
NORRIS, Charles Rankin Newtown, Bonavista District 4953 25 Matilda Morris (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Walter Campbell Logy Bay Road, St. John's 690 21 Mrs. R.C. Smith (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, George Joseph 237 New Gower Street, St. John's 2806 18 Edward Kavanagh (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
WINTER, Oliver S. Burin, Burin District 4473 27 John Winter (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
TEMPLEMAN, Donald St. John's 1236 20 Catherine Templeman (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EDNEY, Samuel Robert St. John's 1714 18 Mrs. John Edney (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
COLERIDGE, Peter Trinity, Trinity District 5852 19 Deborah Coleridge (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VASEY, Harvey 34 Kings Road, St. John's 3574 21 Henry J. Vasey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No One document microfilmed as #2574
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Edward A. St. John's 1894 20 Isaac C. Morris (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
EDWARDS, Allan St. John's 831 22 James Edwards (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) 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
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
SCOTT, Maxwell Fogo, Fogo District 3379 24 Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p) Clerk 1916 Presbyterian Yes No Tuesday, July 31, 1917
NASH, Patrick 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 5019 20 Margaret Nash (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEARS, Ralph C. 9 King's Road, St. John's 2317 18 Alfred H. Shears (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2827 18 John Vatcher (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Cyril British Harbour, Trinity District 0-65 - 824 29 Arthur Gardner (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
WALSH, George 51 Lime Street, St. John's 4446 18 Lawrence Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OXFORD, Lewis George Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4094 23 John Oxford (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HALLETT, Jack 26 Balsom Street, St. John's 2515 18 John Hallett (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
UNDERHAY, William James. Hearts Content, Trinity District 2283 18 Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p) Clerk 1916 No No Also contains documents relating to service #3222
ADAMS, Frank Botwood, Twillingate District 5712 19 William Adams (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
IVANY, Alfred James St. John's 1310 19 Mrs. Ivany (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
SMALL, William Archibald Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District 614 21 Mr. Small (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Harold Clark 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 0-308 - 109 22 Miriam Janes (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, John Sullivan 9 Carters Hill, St. John's 131 22 Richard Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 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.
BURSEY, Walter John 101 Barnes Road, St. John's 2931 18 Mary Bursey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
BRADBURY, Edgar James 158 Gower Street, St. John's 2781 35 Rose Bradbury (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917