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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
BATSTONE, Oswald Knight Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District 227 21 Charles Batstone (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
MAHER, Pierce 61 Lime Street, St. John's 591 26 Mrs. Maher (s) Labourer 1914 No No
REID, Alfred St. John's 761 19 George Reid (p) Blacksmith 1914 Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916
MANSFIELD, Edward St. John's 749 30 James Mansfield (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GARLAND, Charles Frederick 44 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-185 - 182 21 Annie Garland (p) 1914 No No
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.
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist No No
LONG, William John 71 Longs Hill, St. John's 0-140 - 48 23 William J. Long (p) Accountant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
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
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CONNORS, Daniel Francis 49 Lime Street, St. John's 649 21 David Connors (p) Tinsmith 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SMITH, Robert Templeton St. John's 366 18 Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p) 1914 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
OLIVER, Walter 6 Kings Road, St. John's 681 21 George Oliver (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 No No
ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas St. John's 263 28 Mrs. Clarke (o) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KEEGAN, Kevin J. St. John's 0-13 - 766 20 Dr. L.E. Keegan (p) No Information 1914 Unknown No No PDF
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 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
HOWELL, Moses 51 Wickford Street, St. John's 462 20 John Howell (p) Miner 1914 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
PATRICK, Neil Water Street, St. John's 51 20 William Patrick (p) Butcher 1914 Presbyterian 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
DRISCOLL, Michael Tors Cove, Ferryland District 717 30 John Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 No No Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.
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
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.
NEVILLE, William John 39 Young Street, St. John's 376 20 Mr. Neville (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
VOISEY, Richard Herbert 3 York Street, St. John's 152 21 Thomas R. Voisey (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
EDGAR, Edwin Greenspond, Bonavista District 737 19 Edwin Edgar (p) Apprentice engineer 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
NEWMAN, Archibald Mark Twillingate, Twillingate District 487 24 Henry Newman (p) Sailmaker 1914 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916
SNOW, Hardy Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 322 20 William Snow (p) Student 1914 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
GEORGE, William Bell Island, St.John's East District 720 20 Alfred George (p) Engine Driver 1914 No No
BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred Brigus, Port de Grave District 0-17 - 166 23 William Bartlett (p) Student 1914 Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917 PDF
NOSEWORTHY, William 78 Kings Road, St. John's 206 21 Ambrose Noseworthy (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
MADDICK, Henry Morton 350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's 140 William Maddick (o) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
EBSARY, Samuel Joseph 89 Southside Road, St. John's 0-110 - 501 32 Newman Ebsary (p) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
ROPER, Henry 26 Dicks Square, St. John's 670 20 Joseph Roper (p) Watchmaker 1914 Methodist No No