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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
YOUNG, Arthur James St. John's 823 18 James Young (p) Sail maker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LUKINS, George 5 Lyon Square, St. John's 544 21 Alice Lukins (s) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 1, 1917 some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
BRENSON, Sylvester North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 745 22 Hedley Brenson (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
GARDINER, John 35 Lime Street, St. John's 144 28 Katherine Gardiner (s) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, John Aloysius St. John's 693 19 Stan G. Walsh Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MADDICK, John Withycombe 20 Barters Hill, St. John's 628 21 Mrs. William Campbell Station agent 1914 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Maddock.
EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis 157 Casey Street, St. John's 40 23 Elizabeth Edgecombe (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, August 21, 1917
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
BURGE, Allen Bonavista, Bonavista District 624 19 Mary Jane Burge (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RENDELL, Arthur James 18 Kings Road, St. John's 204 19 James Rendell (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BATSON, Harold Herbert English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-251 - 744 20 William Batson (p) Accountant 1914 No No
MOORE, James William 31 Duckworth Street, St. John's 529 22 Edward Moore (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Leo Terrance Norris Arm, Twillingate District 224 19 John Kennedy (p) Lumberman - miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden 53 Parade Street, St. John's 129 19 C.M. Nichol (p) Marine engineer 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Nichol.
HOWLETT, C. No information 0-153 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
RYAN, Thomas Brown Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 260 19 Albert J. Ryan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, Herbert Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's 0-93 Dr. H. Rendell (p) 1914 Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918 PDF
WATTS, James Pittman 25 Walshs Square, St. John's 397 24 Nina Mary Watts (s) Sailor 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
WIGHTON, Charles Earls Court, London, United Kingdom 0-75 Margaret Wighton (o) 1914 Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915 Attestation papers not included
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COFIELD, Mark Francis Allandale Road, St. John's 692 22 William Cofield (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
WAKEFIELD, Arthur William No information 0-101 Doctor 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
JAMES, Thomas Lincoln Mount Angels, St. John's 370 20 Mr. James Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, John Martin 20 Carters Hill, St. John's 295 26 Mary A. Fitzgerald (p) Druggist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CLARIDGE, George 370 Water Street, St. John's 0-300 - 110 24 William Claridge (p) Grocer's assistant 1914 No No
OFLYNN, Michael Joseph Grand Falls, Twillingate District 727 22 Professor David A. O'Flynn (p) Papermill accountant 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MORRIS, Kenneth Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 412 25 Joseph Morris (p) School teacher 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LUFF, John Exploits, Twillingate District 350 26 William Luff (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
REARDIGAN, John Joseph 33 Bannerman Street, St. John's 72 21 John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
KEARNEY, William Wallace 9 Livingstone Street, St. John's 68 26 Richard Kearney (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel
TULK, Stanley Gordon St. George, St. George District 268 18 Benjamin Tulk (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick St. John's 800 19 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WILLIAMS, Rowland 20 Young Street, St. John's 10 22 Louisa Torraville (p) Stenographer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEVILLE, William John 39 Young Street, St. John's 376 20 Mr. Neville (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BARRETT, Leonard Josiah 30 Springdale Steet, St. John's 372 19 Maude Barrett (p) Jeweller 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
NOFTALL, Edward George Rocky Lane, St. John's 83 19 Henry Noftall (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
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
RICHARDSON, Frank 68 Bannerman Street, St. John's 66 19 Thomas Richardson (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
MAHON, James Thomas 30 Barnes Road St. John's 114 21 John Mahon (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Robert Hamilton 89 Bond Street, St. John's 623 23 Frederick Martin 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ANDREWS, Harold James St. John's 777 18 Mrs. Henry Andrews (p) Boiler maker 1914 No Yes POW Date: 1917