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|
|JANES, Harold Clark||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||0-308 - 109||22||Miriam Janes (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, John||47 Military Road, St. John's||0-115 - 5||24||Thomas Williams (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|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|
|MOORE, James William||31 Duckworth Street, St. John's||529||22||Edward Moore (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|BARTLETT, Lewis G||Brigus, Port de Grave District||644||24||Mary Bartlett (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|SMITH, Walter John||St. John's||478||30||John Smith (p)||Woodsman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|MAY, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||351||20||Charles May (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HIBBS, James Francis||52 Livingstone Street, St. John's||299||19||William Hibbs (p)||Factory hand||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.|
|WINSOR, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||472||20||John Winsor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|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|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||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|
|GLADNEY, William Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||417||20||William Gladney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, George||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||457||21||Evelina Butler (s)||Tailor||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||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|
|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|
|BISHOP, Alexander||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||57||20||El. Bishop (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PETRIE, Walter James||Princes Street, St. John's||566||19||Lillian Petrie (s)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|MORRISSEY, Michael William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||427||31||Elizabeth Morrissey (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|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|
|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|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|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.|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||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.|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|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.|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|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|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Vincent||Manuels, Harbour Main District||201||24||Thomas Noseworthy (o)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|