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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
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
YOUNG, John Bertram St. John's 816 20 Robert Young (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, February 25, 1917
MAHON, James Thomas 30 Barnes Road St. John's 114 21 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GREENE, Walter Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-43 - 266 20 Catherine Greene (p) 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF
HARDY, William Frank 60 Monroe Street, St. John's 179 21 George Hardy (p) Truckman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, September 23, 1915
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
BURN [BYRNE], Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 257 20 James Byrne (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JACKMAN, George Arthur Allandale Road, St. John's 118 19 Alice Jackman (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
AYRE, Wilfred Douglas Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-104 - 164 20 Charles P. Ayre (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMYTH, Michael Frank 26 Colonial Street, St. John's 512 35 Margaret Smyth (s) Longshoreman 1914 No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Edward Mortimer 235 Southside Road, St. John's 666 24 James L. Noonan (p) Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEST, William Emeel 35 Angel Place, St. John's 25 21 Andrew J. West (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No
ROBERTS, Frank 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 383 22 Samuel Roberts (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
WATTS, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 641 23 John Watts (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
MYRICK, John 12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's 99 19 Patrick Myrick (p) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, December 10, 1915
PIKE, Ernest Belleoram, Fortune District 609 19 Robert G. Pike (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
MORGAN, Robert Stanley South River, Port de Grave District 719 20 Benjamin Morgan (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Discrepancy in occupation
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
JAMES, Charles Robert 15 Adelaide Street, St. John's 436 29 Mrs. James (s) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CALDWELL, Edward Charles Brigus, Port de Grave District 636 19 Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
SNOW, William Joshua 54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 686 26 Charles Snow (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BYRNE, Gerald Guy 59 Flavin Street, St. John's 0-31 - 340 24 James Byrne (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
COOPER, Herbert George La Scie, St. Barbe District 439 25 Clara Cooper (s) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.
COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 444 23 E.B. Colbourne (p) Blacksmith 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JUPP, Leonard John 57 Cochrane Street, St. John's 162 22 William Jupp (p) Clerk 1914 No No Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157
CLIFT, Cecil Bayly 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-174 - 505 23 J.A. Clift (p) Student 1914 Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
NORMAN, Llewellyn Catalina, Trinity District 425 19 Edward John Norman Packer 1914 Methodist No No
TILLEY, Henry 66 Pennywell Road, St. John's 307 24 William James Tilley (p) Cabinet maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FERGUSON, Stewart Small 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 95 23 Daniel Ferguson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EDWARDS, John Charles Pennywell Road, St. John's 450 20 Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, July 21, 1916
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
CLARE, Lawrence Edward 332 Water Street, St. John's 343 21 John Clare (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
ASH, Archibald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 575 23 George Edward Ash (p) Electric engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 23, 1917 PDF
HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley 59 Colonial Street, St. John's 19 23 George D. Hennebury Printer 1914 No No Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan
HARDY, John St. John's 760 20 James Hardy (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 14, 1915 Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.
ELLIOTT, John 38 Goodview Street, St. John's 22 20 John Elliott (p) Steward 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EATON, William John 52 Longs Hill, St. John's 137 James J. Hodder (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Christopher Bertram 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-38 - 33 31 Jacob Dicks (p) Clerk, Government Engineer's Office 1914 No No
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No