PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DUNPHY, John||23 Princes Street, St. John's||44||20||Mr. Dunphy (o)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, December 12, 1915|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HATFIELD, George Bernard||17 Coronation Street, St. John's||65||20||Stephen Hatfield (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|HUTCHINGS, William Frederick Cyril||LeMarchant Road, St. John's||538||21||Mrs. Hutchings (p)||Law student||1914||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|WILLIAMS, John||47 Military Road, St. John's||0-115 - 5||24||Thomas Williams (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|TILLEY, Richard||10 Bond Street, St. John's||21||21||James Tilley (p)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No|
|GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred||Robinsons Head, St. George District||454||20||Charles Gillam (p)||Guide||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLE, Edward Louis||Gilbert Street, St. John's||195||20||Mr. Cole (p)||Iron worker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|NEWMAN, Albert Stanley||97 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-57 - 36||21||John F. Newman (p)||Customs clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|ROWE, Harry Mott||17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's||611||19||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STAMP, Patrick D.||21 James Street, St. John's||656||28||William Stamp (p)||Stoker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SPARKS, George J.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||253||20||Annie Sparkes (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph||128 Bond Street, St. John's||479||20||Michael O'Keefe (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|DOOLEY, John Joseph||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||474||22||Frederick Dooley (p)||Presser||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|WALSH, Michael Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||399||26||Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|WHITE, Dougald||5 Central Street, St. John's||37||33||Annie White (s)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur||St. John's||803||22||Alice Keane (o)||Motor mechanic||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane|
|ANDREWS, Harold James||St. John's||777||18||Mrs. Henry Andrews (p)||Boiler maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPOONER, John||30 Monroe Street, St. John's||0-99 - 498||22||Thomas Spooner (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, William Joseph Thomas||St. John's||840||19||Edward Frank Moore (o)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEILL, Martin Patrick||8 Lime Street, St. John's||468||30||Margaret O'Neill (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Out of numerical order; follows # 475|
|HURLEY, William Joseph||153 Duckworth Street, St. John's||11||28||Johanna Hurley (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, Walter Leslie||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||215||20||David Thistle (p)||Stone cutter||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|MURPHY, Walter Leonard||20 Buchanan Street, St. John's||407||19||John Joseph Murphy (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 29, 1915|
|DULEY, Cyril Chancey||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-39 - 872||24||Thomas James Duley (p)||1914||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|ABBOTT, Jacob||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||168||22||Richard Abbott (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea)||29 Mullock Street, St. John's||455||31||May O'Dea (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, Maxwell Distin||St. John's||817||24||Gilbert D. Shears (p)||Broker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|