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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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
SULLIVAN, John Thomas St. John's 769 22 Thomas Sullivan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HALLEY, Albert Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5448 24 Ellen Halley (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
REDDY, Thomas 120 Water Street, St. John's 4703 21 Michael Reddy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRACE, James Joseph St. John's 969 33 Mary Brace (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
BLACKLER, Wilfred 8 Clifford Street, St. John's 4428 18 Michael Blackler (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CORCORAN, Laurence St. John's 1635 32 Laurence Corcoran (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
SHUTE, Arthur Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2728 19 Moses Shute (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, James Joseph St. John's 1095 19 Margaret Hynes (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 18, 1915
CLARKE, Josiah Whitbourne, Trinity District 1934 23 James Clarke (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MURPHY, Michael St. John's 1277 19 Mary Murphy (p) Cooper 1915 No No Not in service ledger.
MURPHY, Benjamin 5 Patrick Street, St. John's 5295 22 Peter Murphy (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Charles Frederick Southside, St. John's 293 21 Leonard Taylor (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LYNCH, Thomas St. John's 1355 27 Thomas Lynch (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
PIKE, George Whitbourne, Trinity District 3558 20 Moses Pike (o) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents
LEARNING, Samuel John St. John's 1620 18 Absalom Joseph Learning (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
HILL, Harris 55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 8262 27 Thomas Hill (p) Cooper 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas St. John's 1365 30 Margaret Keough (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PENDER, Harry 60 Charles Street, St. John's 4635 21 James Pender (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Leo 13 Coronation Street, St. John's 4879 18 Patrick Green (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Greene.
NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas 6 Wickford Street, St. John's 527 22 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1914 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.
TAYLOR, William Bartlett St. John's 1240 20 Mrs. Taylor (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 17, 1917
KING, George Joseph St. John's 1153 19 Mary King (p) Cooper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 8, 1917
SULEY, Ambrose Whitbourne, Trinity District 3610 20 John Suley (p) Cooper 1917 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name: Sulley
SQUIRES, Peter St. Phillips, St. John's West District 4354 18 Caleb Squires (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.
NOSEWORTHY, Heber St. John's 1167 19 Hannah Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, George 81 Southside Road, St. John's 5268 24 Robert Taylor (p) Cooper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles St. John's 981 19 Harriet Noseworthy (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist No No
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
HICKEY, Richard 27 Central Street, St. John's 3211 18 James Hickey (p) Cooper 1916 Roman Catholic No No
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
HOLLAHAN, Joseph St. John's 1133 23 Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s) Cooper 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HORAN, Thomas Anthony 267 Southside Road, St. John's 212 20 Patrick Horan (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, George Battery Road, St. John's 1242 20 Henry Abbott (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WILLIAMS, Robert John 50 Cabot St., St. John's 1115 19 Emma Williams Cooper apprentice 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HANN, Albert Leslie Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2116 23 Isaac Hann (p) Core maker, paper mills 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEVIGNE, Frank 216 New Gower Street, St. John's 2075 26 Mildred Levigne (p) Cotton wheeler 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.
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 PDF
RENDELL, Claude 180 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4258 22 Alfred Rendell (p) Customs clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DUBOURDIEU, John F. Port au Port, St. George District 2563 20 Augustin Du Bordieu (p) Customs tidewaiter 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - DuBondieu, DuBordieu.
HARRIS, Frederick 9 Princes Street, St. John's 8355 22 Elizabeth Harris (p) Cutter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FLYNN, Thomas Joseph St. John's 1397 19 Elizabeth Flynn (p) Cutter (tailor) 1915 No No
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
JANES, Frederick Alexander 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 2149 20 G.P. Janes Dental student 1916 Methodist No No
GEAR, Walter Francis Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 0-246 Henry Gear (p) Dental surgeon 1918 Methodist No No Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.