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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
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
CARBERRY, Maurice Turks Cove, Trinity District 382 22 Mrs. Thomas Power (o) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No I.
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
EDWARDS, William Dowden 98 Circular Road, St. John's 0-16 - 659 24 James Edwards (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No PDF
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
EVANS, Leonard St. John's 658 21 Jabez Evans (p) Steward 1914 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, October 11, 1916
WHITE, Dougald 5 Central Street, St. John's 37 33 Annie White (s) Dry goods clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph 235 New Gower Street, St. John's 106 19 Cornelius Kavanagh (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
RAINES, George Albert South Shields, England, United Kingdom 381 19 Albert Thomas Raines (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 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).
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
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
GILBERT, Noel Bedford, England, United Kingdom 617 24 Mr. Noel (p) Chartered accountant 1914 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
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
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
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
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).
TEMPLE, John Vincent Sandy Point, St. George District 232 21 Hannah Temple (p) Teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINS, Harold Greenspond, Bonavista District 602 17 Mr. Hutchins (p) Storekeeper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARRETT, Harold George 50 Freshwater Road, St. John's 0-69 - 798 22 Henry G. Barrett (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 PDF
POWER, David Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 310 26 Mrs. John Tremlett (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army No No
HUMPHREY, Thomas 6 Power Street, St. John's 375 22 Jessie Fredrickson (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, William 4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's 384 20 James Cleary (p) 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOLDEN, Luke Holyrood, Harbour Main District 329 21 Kate Veitch (o) Train hand 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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
PIPPY, Walter Elliott Torbay Road, St. John's 691 19 T.A. Pippy (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
MADDEN, Sylvester 216 Water Street, St. John's 149 19 Ann Madden (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EDGAR, Edwin Greenspond, Bonavista District 737 19 Edwin Edgar (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-40 - 334 26 Josiah Goodyear (p) Logging contractor 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 PDF
BYRNE, Alexander 8 Alexander Street, St. John's 667 21 Edward Byrne (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Richard Edward Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District 807 23 William Hynes (o) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 PDF Variant spelling of name - Hines.
CUMMINGS, Arthur St. John's 815 20 Charles Cummings (p) Tailor 1914 Methodist Yes Yes Saturday, April 14, 1917 POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom 0-139 - 415 22 Alfred Stenlake (p) Probationer (theological) 1914 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.
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.
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
BIXBY, Samson Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 241 19 John Bixby (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
MARTIN, William Ronald 159 Gower Street, St. John's 75 19 William Martin (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
JEANS, John Allan Catalina, Trinity District 424 28 William T. Jeans (p) Brakesman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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