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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
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 No No
LESHANA, William Edward St. John's 799 22 Jeanette LeShana (s) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HIBBS, James Francis 52 Livingstone Street, St. John's 299 19 William Hibbs (p) Factory hand 1914 Roman Catholic 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
RYAN, Thomas Brown Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 260 19 Albert J. Ryan (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
BUTLER, George 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 457 21 Evelina Butler (s) Tailor 1914 Salvation Army 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
KEATS, Hubert John 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 613 23 Richard Keats (p) Upholsterer 1914 Unknown No No
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) 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.
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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.
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
GREENE, Gordon 7 Parade Street, St. John's 156 24 William Greene (p) Shoe salesman 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
GLADNEY, William Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 417 20 William Gladney (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
MORRISSEY, Michael William Bell Island, St. John's East District 427 31 Elizabeth Morrissey (s) Miner 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
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
CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-49 - 52 19 Levi Chafe (p) Office clerk 1914 No No PDF
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
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
MCDONALD, Patrick 23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District 230 21 Kate McDonald (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
JOY, Edward 18 Lyon Square, St. John's 502 21 Mr. Joy (p) Carman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918 PDF
DAWE, Wilfred 131 Gower Street, St. John's 184 19 Charles Dawe (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 497 22 Mr. Robertson (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
JANES, Harold Clark 21 Pennywell Road, St. John's 0-308 - 109 22 Miriam Janes (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No PDF
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
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.
OLIVER, Walter 6 Kings Road, St. John's 681 21 George Oliver (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) 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
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
EDWARDS, William Dowden 98 Circular Road, St. John's 0-16 - 659 24 James Edwards (p) Hardware clerk 1914 No No PDF
BATSTONE, Oswald Knight Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 227 21 Charles Batstone (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist 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
BROWN, Charles William Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 728 22 Rachael Emberley Brown (p) Labourer 1914 No No
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
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 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.