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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
LEARNING, George St. John's 764 19 James Learning (p) Labourer 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
ANDERSON, William Stafford 5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's 418 21 Mr. Anderson (p) Civil engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-40 - 334 26 Josiah Goodyear (p) Logging contractor 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 PDF
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
OKEEFE, William Joseph 28 Fleming Street, St. John's 521 23 Peter O'Keefe (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WHITE, Edward Twillingate, Twillingate District 486 24 John White (p) Carpenter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
DRISCOLL, Michael Tors Cove, Ferryland District 717 30 John Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1914 No No Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.
OKE, Charles Cunningham 114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns 0-268 - 60 21 William Oke (p) Clerk 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.
HAYLEY, Robert Bonavista, Bonavista District 489 25 Mary Hayley (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly
WHITE, Willis Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 739 19 Sarah Rose (s) Lumberman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 See also service #733
OTOOLE, Frank 261 Water Street, St. John's 0-64 - 365 22 Minnie Miller (p) 1914 Yes No Friday, October 12, 1917 I
CUFF, George Little Bonavista, Bonavista District 630 21 Deborah Cuff (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
PAVER, George St. John's 534 38 Edith Paver (s) Butler 1914 No No
FIELD, Larry 4 Dalys Lane, St. John's 153 20 John F. Field (p) Labourer 1914 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
PATRICK, Neil Water Street, St. John's 51 20 William Patrick (p) Butcher 1914 Presbyterian No No
SPOONER, John 30 Monroe Street, St. John's 0-99 - 498 22 Thomas Spooner (p) Engineer 1914 Methodist 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.
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.
EVANS, Joseph Wellington 41 John Street, St. John's 181 26 Jethro Evans (p) Fireman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
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.
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
MCKINLAY, Joseph St. John's 748 23 Alexander McKinlay (p) Marine engineer 1914 Presbyterian No No
CHRISTOPHER, Thomas 26 Kings Road, St. John's 121 20 Garrett Christopher (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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
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
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
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic 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.
MURPHY, James Edward 2 Alexander Street, St. John's 401 20 Michael J. Murphy (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
BURKE, James Joseph St. John's 718 27 Michael Burke Labourer 1914 No No
GROUCHY, Philip John 14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 369 33 Maud Grouchy (s) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
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
ROPER, Henry 26 Dicks Square, St. John's 670 20 Joseph Roper (p) Watchmaker 1914 Methodist No No
DUNN, John 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 173 28 William Dunn (p) Cabman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, Harrison Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 218 20 Joseph Moores (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STICK, James Robin Jr. 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-18 - 46 26 James R. Stick (p) Commercial traveller 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF I - Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; several pages were filmed in negative format; Formal name is James Robins Stick; commonly referred to as Robin.
FOWLOW - CLARKE, William. 5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 81 22 Abram Fowlow (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.
KEARLEY, Walter Topsail, Harbour Main District 552 19 Solomon Kearley (p) Mechanic 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MELLOR, Frederick Courtney Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District 0-77 - 91 26 Reverend J.C. Mellor (p) Cable operator 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada
TAYLOR, William Bernard St. John's 711 20 John Taylor (p) Labourer 1914 No No
KNIGHT, Francis H. 34 Circular Road, St. John's 0-76 - 287 20 Herbert E. Knight (p) Clerk 1914 No No