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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
WINSOR, Edgar Wesleyville, Bonavista District 472 20 John Winsor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
HOOPER, Albert Norman Port au Port, St. George District 248 24 Walter Hooper (o) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
ANTLE, John Aquilla St. John's 663 20 Mrs. William Antle (p) Clerk 1914 No No See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.
MCNEILL, Hector John 47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's 0-1 - 0-190 - 31 25 Fanny McNeill (p) Electrician 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - McNeil
JOY, Edward 18 Lyon Square, St. John's 502 21 Mr. Joy (p) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 PDF
OBRIEN, Augustus 28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's 0-172 Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p) 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 18, 1916 PDF Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included
BASTOW, Gordon Clarence St. John's 930 20 M.A. Bastow (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
LANGMEAD, George Jr. 294 Water Street, St. John's 0-22 - 14 20 George Langmead (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, December 8, 1917
TAYLOR, George Hayward 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 0-102 - 28 22 Eugene F. Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BROWN, Edward John Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 545 26 Annie Brown (p) Miner 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.
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
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents
THOMAS, Harvey 11 Barnes Place, St. John's n/a Clerk 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-78 - 395 23 Richard and Catherine Shortall (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.
DANIELS, Peter 402 Water Street, St. John's 318 23 Eva Fitzpatrick (p) Confectioner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CORNECT, Eugene Cape St. George, St. George District 429 21 John Cornect (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Cornact
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
MATTHEWS, Harold Walter 33 Parade Street, St. John's 358 19 Emily Matthews (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
SIMMS, Robert Ronald St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 576 19 Adam Simms (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
LEWIS, John St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom 189 26 Humphrey Lewis (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist No No
PIPPY, Wilfred J. Springdale Street, St. John's 0-48 Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included
DEWLING, Stewart 25 Fleming Street, St. John's 20 20 Christina Hicks (p) Plumber 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
TILLEY, Richard 10 Bond Street, St. John's 21 21 James Tilley (p) Tinsmith 1914 No No
COLE, Edward Louis Gilbert Street, St. John's 195 20 Mr. Cole (p) Iron worker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
PENNEY, Robert 36 Hutching Street, St. John's 559 23 Edward Penney (p) Blacksmith 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Variant spelling of name - Penny
TOBIN, James John 114 Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-187 - 69 20 Alice Tobin (p) Barber 1914 Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
REID, Charles 17 Cook Street, St. John's 671 29 George L. Reid (p) Grocer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Thomas Bowning 2 Parade Street, St. John's 642 20 James Evans (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.
MACDONNEL, John Patrick St. George's, St. George District 582 21 Richard MacDonnel (p) Time keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 29, 1915 Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell
BRODERICK, Michael St. John's 808 22 Patrick Broderick (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
WHITE, Dougald 5 Central Street, St. John's 37 33 Annie White (s) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RAINES, George Albert South Shields, England, United Kingdom 381 19 Albert Thomas Raines (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
EDGAR, Edwin Greenspond, Bonavista District 737 19 Edwin Edgar (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CARTY, George Thomas Cochrane Street, St. John's 0-6 Isabell Carty (o) 1914 No No PDF I - Attestation papers not included.
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
GRIMES, Rupert St. John's 773 20 Clerk 1914 Methodist 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
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.
CRANE, Joseph Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 736 22 Mary Anne Smith (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane