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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
LANGMEAD, George Jr. 294 Water Street, St. John's 0-22 - 14 20 George Langmead (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, December 8, 1917
FERGUSON, Stewart Small 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 95 23 Daniel Ferguson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURNHAM, Ralph 17 Military Road, St. John's 0-85 - 758 26 Mrs. F. Burnham (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
HUMPHRIES, William Catalina, Trinity District 588 20 Edward Humphries (p) Bartender 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WINSLOW, George Joseph 35 Bannerman Street, St. John's 317 21 George Winslow (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
SEYMOUR, Frederick Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 0-135 - 797 24 Fernandrew Seymour (p) Draper 1914 No No John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135
VAIL, Michael St. John's 155 21 John Vail (p) Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 852 25 William George Parsons (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist 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
COMOR, Maurice Blackpool, England, United Kingdom 725 21 Henry Comor (p) Salesman 1914 Jewish Yes No Wednesday, December 5, 1917
CANHAM, Arthur Robert 292 Beaumont Street, St. John's 221 42 Selina Canham (s) Valet 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
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.
EDWARDS, John Charles Pennywell Road, St. John's 450 20 Joseph Edwards (p) Painter 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, July 21, 1916
OUTERBRIDGE, Herbert Arthur St. John's - The 6th Paragon, Bath, England 0-141 Alice Margaret Outerbridge (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included
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
SPENCER, Thomas Leslie Fortune, Burin District 858 19 William Spencer (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
ASH, Archibald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 575 23 George Edward Ash (p) Electric engineer 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, February 23, 1917 PDF
ROWE, Arthur Boyne 54 Barters Hill, St. John's 682 22 Frederick Rowe (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No
BUTLER, Henry Albert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 0-199 - 325 23 Reuben Butler (p) Student 1914 No No
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
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
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
DICKS, Christopher Bertram 20 Flower Hill, St. John's 0-38 - 33 31 Jacob Dicks (p) Clerk, Government Engineer's Office 1914 No No
VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 481 31 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Tanner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, May 22, 1921
LODGE, Samuel Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 165 23 Grace Lodge (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 1, 1915
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, John Joseph 10 York Street, St. John's 557 19 Hannah Brown (o) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
WILCOX, Frederick Brigus, Port de Grave District 707 25 John M. Wilcox Paper maker 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DUNPHY, William 28 / 23 Princes Street, St. John's 15 21 Martin Dunphy (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARDING, Herbert Brazils Field, St. John's 353 30 Elizabeth Harding (s) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
JACKMAN, Michael Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 733 19 D.J. Jackman Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.
JANES, Thomas Patrick 60 McFarlane Street, St. John's 136 20 John Janes (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
MURRAY, Alfred Seymour Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 39 19 John Spence (o) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, William Patrick 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 469 21 David Carew (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, John Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 654 19 Richard O'Brien (p) Farmer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MILES, Victor William 14 Pennywell Road, St. John's 214 28 Frank Miles (o) Tobacco manufacturing 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SWEENEY, Patrick 39 Gower Street, St. John's 703 22 Anthony Sweeney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, February 27, 1917
BEMISTER, John G. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-36 - 1181 23 F.P. Bemister (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
TILLEY, Richard 10 Bond Street, St. John's 21 21 James Tilley (p) Tinsmith 1914 No No
THISTLE, Walter Leslie 50 Longs Hill, St. John's 215 20 David Thistle (p) Stone cutter 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1918
BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson Wesleyville, Bonavista District 526 18 Dr. George F. Bowden (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 PDF I