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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
SMYTH, Thomas Joseph 11 Bond Street, St. John's 523 19 George Smyth (p) Hardware clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURPHY, Edward Joseph Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 112 22 Matthew Murphy (p) Mail clerk 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RICHARDSON, Frank 68 Bannerman Street, St. John's 66 19 Thomas Richardson (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
BISHOP, Alexander Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 57 20 El. Bishop (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOK, William Forest Road, St. John's 553 19 Tasker Cook (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 26, 1918
EBSARY, Samuel Joseph 89 Southside Road, St. John's 0-110 - 501 32 Newman Ebsary (p) Storekeeper 1914 Yes No Sunday, October 15, 1916
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
DAYMOND, Joseph 26 Victoria Street, St. John's 607 20 Mr. Daymond Automobile worker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.
RAYNES, Henry Richard St. John's 801 23 Robert Raynes (p) Barber 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF Name listed as both Harry and Henry.
STEPHENSON, David Devon, England, United Kingdom 701 26 Edith Stephenson (p) Watchmaker 1914 No No PDF
PENNY, Arthur Nicholas Springdale, Twillingate District 229 25 Esther Penny (p) Millwright 1914 No No
TAYLOR, Walter Cameron Carbonear, Carbonear District 452 23 Lemuel Taylor (p) Draper 1914 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Hedley Carbonear, Carbonear District 244 24 1914 No No Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.
OAKLEY, John Joseph. 55 Patrick Street, St. John's 392 23 Mr. Oakley (p) Iron moulder 1914 Methodist No No Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.
MILES, Victor William 14 Pennywell Road, St. John's 214 28 Frank Miles (o) Tobacco manufacturing 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Roy Archibald 114 Pleasant Street, St. John's 379 20 William Smith (p) Carpenter 1914 Methodist No No I
ROBINSON, John Joseph 202 Water Street, St. John's 480 33 Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p) Restaurant proprietor 1914 Roman Catholic No No I
GORDON, Gilbert Thomas St. John's 64 37 Mrs. McNab (o) 1914 No No Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.
STICK, Leonard Tretheway 5 Devon Row, St. John's 0-71 - 1 22 James R. Stick (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard. 40 Carters Hill, St. John's 0-222-128 19 Ronald McGrath (o) Engineer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917
SAMSON, Peter Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 267 21 John Samson (p) Fisherman 1914 Roman Catholic No No PDF
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.
LEGROW, Frederick 56 Spencer Street, St. John's 9 19 John Legrow (p) Apprentice 1914 Presbyterian No No
NICOL, John Francis 11 Flavin Street, St. John's 336 19 Henry Nicol (p) Machinist 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Previously transcribed as Nichol.
FOX, John Edward Joseph St. John's 0-81 - 142 23 Lady Morris (p) 1914 No No
GORMAN, Joseph Julian St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District 794 19 James Gorman (p) Mineralogist 1914 Yes No Tuesday, March 30, 1915
HICKEY, Richard John St. John's 779 23 Richard John Hickey (p) Electrical engineer 1914 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.
HIBBS, James Francis 52 Livingstone Street, St. John's 299 19 William Hibbs (p) Factory hand 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MOORE, Donald Lancie 96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 646 - 8057 19 Frederick Moore (p) Manager, supply stores 1914 Methodist No No
YATES, Gordon Bemister 7 Balsam Street, St. John's 570 23 Annie Yates (p) Sailor 1914 No No
CORNICK, Edwin 31 Williams Street, St. John's 377 20 Amelia Cornick (p) Office clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAREW, John Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 651 20 David Carew (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
SMITH, Samuel Reginald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-162 - 932 22 John Smith (p) Book keeper 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
GUSHUE, George W. St. John's 785 18 James Gushue (p) Draftsman apprentice 1914 Methodist No No
MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph 314 Water Street, St. John's 183 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Shoe cutter 1914 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, Owen William 100 Water Street, St. John's 0-89 - 326 27 Samuel Owen Steele (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916 I - See also service #0-78 -395.
MANNING, Peter Joseph Sheehans Chute, St. John's 687 19 Fanny Manning (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison Brigus, Port de Grave District 644 24 Mary Bartlett (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist 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.
BURT, Harold Battery Road, St. John's 323 23 John Burt Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus 61 Springdale Street, St. John's 0-49 - 52 19 Levi Chafe (p) Office clerk 1914 No No PDF
CONSTANTINE, Peter Joseph 20 McFarlane Street, St. John's 563 20 Peter J. Constantine (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, April 8, 1920
WINDSOR, Stanley Charles Aquaforte, Ferryland District 301 21 Henry Windsor (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEIL, John Joseph 49 Angel Place, St. John's 704 29 Clara O'Neil (p) Cooper 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HARDING, Herbert Brazils Field, St. John's 353 30 Elizabeth Harding (s) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
HAYWARD, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 627 24 Mrs. John Hayward (p) Fisherman 1914 Salvation Army No No
DAWE, William Gordon 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 97 19 William John Dawe (p) Civil servant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No