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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 Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
ROBERTS, George William Herring Neck, Twillingate District 3191 24 Mrs. Thomas Onford (o) Fisherman 1916 No No
TAYLOR, Hayward No information 2858 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JACKSON, A.G. N/A 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.
DAVIS, John Bell Island, St. John's East District 738 19 William Davis (o) Miner 1914 No No PDF
CHAFE, Robert George 147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 2074 22 Frederick Chafe (p) Clerk 1916 No No I
BARRETT, John A. Twillingate, Twillingate district 8028 43 William H. Barrett (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
LEMEE, John Maria 31 High Street, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-68 - 1295 22 Michael LeMee (p) 1915 No No Attached to Royal Flying Corps, December 1917 - 1919.
STEPHENSON, John Sydney Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom 0-112 - 32 25 James Edward Stephenson (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I - Photograph of Stephenson 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
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
RENDELL, Clifford Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-144 - 621 19 Dr. H. Rendell (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 22, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
MORRIS, Cyril Sharman 9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom 3058 17 Percy Morris (p) Student 1917 No No Attested for short service
PENDER, Patrick No information 2065 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
LANGDON, William J. Norris Arm, Twillingate District 2426 37 Eli Langdon (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
IVANY, William Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District 2353 21 Mrs. Charles Wattion (p) Fisherman 1916 No No
STANFORD, Reginald Fred Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-255 - 1308 19 Ida Stanford (p) 1915 No No PDF Partial attestation papers included.
TIBBS, William George Trinity, Trinity District 732 23 William Tibbs (p) Blacksmith 1914 No No
HOULAHAN, James Patrick Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 500 26 Patrick M. Houlihan (p) 1914 No No Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan
BELBIN, Charles Chesley 113 Cabot Street, St. John's 0-51 - 167 21 Jacob Belbin (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No I
ONEILL, Leo Southside, St. John's 4062 18 Patrick O'Neill (p) Teamster 1917 No No
FITZPATRICK, J. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
STONE, Harry Joseph Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District 2755 18 William Stone (p) Mechanic 1916 Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
MELLOR, Frederick Courtney Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District 0-77 - 91 26 Reverend J.C. Mellor (p) Cable operator 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada
DREW, T.M. 0-223 - 857 1915 No No Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes
LEDINGHAM, James Allan 35 Military Road, St. John's 0-19 Miss E.V. Ledingham (o) 1916 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.
FERGUSON, John Roy 67 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-205 - 882 26 Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s) 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PEARCE, Horace 16 Moore St., St. John's 8013 34 Annie Pearce (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
HOWLEY, Richard Alexander No information 0-1 1924 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See Regt. # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).
JANES, Alwin Ambrose Glovertown, Bonavista District 734 35 Lucy Jane Janes (s) Millwright 1914 No No
TIZZARD, Samuel 41 Cook Street, St. John's 8379 18 Julia Tizzard (p) 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
STEWART, Henry Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom 618 27 Alice Stewart (s) Tinsmith 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter St. John's 0-148 Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s) 1915 No No I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment
DOWNTON, H. n/a 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
JACKSON, Harold Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom 1543 24 Sarah Jackman (p) Draper 1915 No No
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
HOWELL, Charles A. Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3284 23 Charles Howell (p) Miner 1916 No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BARNES, William Edward 193 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-23 - 857 26 William Barnes (p) Draper 1915 No No Saturday, April 13, 1918 See also service #0-223, T.M. Drew which includes information on Barnes
PARDY, John R. [Richard] Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2788 John Pardy 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy
MERCHANT, Thomas 23 Hamilton Street, St. John's 8296 19 Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p) Shoemaker 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
MELVILLE, Charles Andrews 54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom 0-272 - 759 25 David Melville (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No
MURPHY, William John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 975 23 Johanna Murphy (o) Labourer 1915 Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
SMALL, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1626 18 Robert John Small (p) Lumbering 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
JORDAN, Thomas Joseph Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1752 19 Joseph Jordan (p) Fisherman 1915 No Yes POW Date: 1917