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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|