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|
|ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||497||22||Mr. Robertson (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HOWARD, James John||52 Colonial Street, St. John's||560||22||Patrick and Johanna Howard (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORE, James William||31 Duckworth Street, St. John's||529||22||Edward Moore (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JANES, Harold Clark||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||0-308 - 109||22||Miriam Janes (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALL, William Archibald||Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District||614||21||Mr. Small (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOLDEN, Luke||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||329||21||Kate Veitch (o)||Train hand||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARTLETT, Lewis G||Brigus, Port de Grave District||644||24||Mary Bartlett (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|WINSOR, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||472||20||John Winsor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|COOK, Henry William||Outer Cove Road, St. John's||483||19||Mr. Cook (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HIBBS, James Francis||52 Livingstone Street, St. John's||299||19||William Hibbs (p)||Factory hand||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, George||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||457||21||Evelina Butler (s)||Tailor||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|MAY, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||351||20||Charles May (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PETRIE, Walter James||Princes Street, St. John's||566||19||Lillian Petrie (s)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|SKINNER, Arthur John||33 Duckworth Street, St. John's||202||22||John Skinner (p)||Marble worker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.|
|MORRISSEY, Michael William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||427||31||Elizabeth Morrissey (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|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|
|GLADNEY, William Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||417||20||William Gladney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYLEY, Robert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||489||25||Mary Hayley (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly|
|MAHER, Pierce||61 Lime Street, St. John's||591||26||Mrs. Maher (s)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||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.|
|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|
|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.|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HOWELL, Moses||51 Wickford Street, St. John's||462||20||John Howell (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|