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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
WATSON, Charles White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom 0-45 - 774 26 George Watson (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
SHAEEN, Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) 712 24 Angela Shaeen (s) Merchant 1914 No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 No No
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway No information 0-28 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.
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
COOPER, Lewis Rowsell Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-100 - 2913 33 Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s) Estate agent 1916 No No
FORBES-ROBERTSON, James No information 0-2 No No PDF Attached as 2nd in Command July 1916 - Aug. 1917
EDWARDS, William Dowden 98 Circular Road, St. John's 0-16 - 659 24 James Edwards (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No PDF
POWER, Nicholas J. St. John's 319 24 Street car conductor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
CLIFT, John 100 Military Road, St. John's 0-177 - 503 21 J.A. Clift (p) Bank clerk 1914 No No PDF
PATEY, William Noddy Bay, Strait of Belle Isle, St. Barbe District 8456 22 Stephen Patey (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1850X.
RICHARDS, John Edwin Bareneed, Port de Grave District 715 19 William Richards (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
BUDGELL, Enos New Bay, Twillingate District 8152 Joseph Budgel (p) Fisherman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
BUGDEN, N. N/A 1917 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).
MARSHALL, Albert St. John's n/a 18 Student 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram] 0-236 Doctor 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No
BROWN N/A No No Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 No No
BURTON, R. de H. [Reginald de Hardwicke] 0-198 1914 No No Attached from 13th Middlesex Regiment as commanding officer. Name from Hart's Annual Army List 1882.
OAKE, Bertram William Fogo, Fogo District 539 23 Ham Oake (p) Clerk 1914 No No
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.
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
HYNES, Aloysius Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1715 23 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
MOORE, Daniel Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 741 19 Daniel Moore (p) Farmer 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917
WARREN, William Valence 231 Southside Road, St. John's 0-204 - 680 25 Cyrus Warren (p) 1914 No No Includes only partial attestation papers
BATSON, Harold Herbert English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-251 - 744 20 William Batson (p) Accountant 1914 No No
CLOUSTON, Alan Roy 95 Forest Road, St. John's 0-282 - 2320 18 John Clouston (p) 1916 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.
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
WARFORD, Arthur Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3472 24 William Warford (p) Fisherman 1917 No No
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
BUDGELL, George New Bay, Twillingate District 8423 42 John A. Budgell (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger
JONES, Arthur Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District 1806 32 Susannah (p) Farmer 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
GOUGH, Frank George 14 Clifford Street, St. John's 132 19 Frank R. Gough (p) Labourer 1914 No No
STREAT [STREET], John 27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8315 24 Rose Streat [STREET] (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
FORSEY, Bernard 235 Water Street, St. John's 0-215 - 12 19 Mr. Forsey (p) Engineer 1914 No No Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.
OKE, Harris Randell 82 Forest Road, St. John's 565 23 John C. Oke (p) Law student 1914 No No Granted commission to Royal Scots
WHEATON, Edwin Millertown, Twillingate District 8148 30 Sarah Wheaton (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PARSONS, William H. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-228 37 Harold Parsons (o) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.
KING, Jabez William Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2718 24 Matthew King (p) Lumberman 1916 Yes No Wednesday, August 9, 1916
WILLIAMS, George Moulton Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 735 22 Nathaniel Williams (p) Fisherman 1914 No No