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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
HUSSEY, William Thomas 51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 356 28 Edward Hussey (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
ANDREWS, Ralph Martin 18 Hamilton Street, St. John's 55 20 Nathan Andrews (p) Clerk 1914 No No
LACEY, Roland Stephen St. John's 77 28 William Lacey (p) Fisherman-miner 1914 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Herman 160 Casey Street, St. John' s 354 19 John Noseworthy (p) Office Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GREENE, Gordon 7 Parade Street, St. John's 156 24 William Greene (p) Shoe salesman 1914 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, Charlie Fortune, Burin District 855 19 Samuel George Piercey Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
GRANT, William Hayes 31 Monkstown Road, St. John's 0-159 - 410 23 Mrs. James Grant (p) 1914 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.
RYALL, William Thomas 40 Hayward Ave, St. John's 0-87 - 53 26 Robert Ryall (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DOOLEY, John Joseph 23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's 474 22 Frederick Dooley (p) Presser 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MCNEIL, Donald Fraser McNeil Street, St. John's 411 19 Fannie McNeil (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
SEWARD, Horatius Clarenville, Trinity District 172 26 Adam Seward (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917 Variant spelling of name: Horatio
BOLAND, James Francis St. John's 765 34 William Boland Gas fitter 1914 Roman Catholic 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
TREBBLE, William 11 Knight Street, St. John's 18 26 James Trebble (p) Fireman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W. Ferryland, Ferryland District 724 21 Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, October 23, 1915
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GLADNEY, James Joseph St. John's 771 18 Annie Clarke (p) Fireman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur St. John's 803 22 Alice Keane (o) Motor mechanic 1914 Presbyterian Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane
ROGERS, Edward Joseph 11 Sheehan Street, St. John's 355 20 Mr. Rogers (p) Cooper apprentice 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SNOOK, William Edward Fortune, Burin District 640 21 Benjamin Snook (p) Storekeeper 1914 Methodist No No I
PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton St. John's 757 23 Dinah Piercey (p) Compass maker 1914 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Hamor British Harbour, Trinity District 645 21 Edward Gardner (p) Constable 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce Long Island, Twillingate District 740 19 William Caravan (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
KEATS, William 47 Goodview Street, St. John's 203 20 Mrs. Richards Keats (p) Carman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WYATT, Thomas Walter 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 386 20 Mrs. Wyatt (p) Mechanic - marine engineer 1914 Methodist No No
BENSON, Eleazer 68 Monroe Street, St. John's 688 19 Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p) Mattress manufacturer 1914 No No
FARRINGTON, William York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's 694 22 Arthur Farrington (p) Footman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORRIS, William Leonard 41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 101 28 James Norris (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Herbert Elroy St. John's 684 19 Frederick Martin (o) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Joseph William 34 Codners Lane, St. John's 0-111 - 536 24 John Clare (p) Labourer 1914 No No PDF
BETHUNE, John Grierson St. John's 0-163 - 845 26 Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p) Office clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick Merrymeeting Road, St. John's 191 19 C.H. Burridge (p) Stonemason 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOONAN, Henry Colton St. John's 839 25 Edward Noonan (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist Yes No Friday, August 26, 1921 Discrepancy in name - Coulton
TUFF, James Roy 51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 23 20 Edward Tuff (p) Plumber 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 28, 1917 I.
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916
EVANS, Nelson Botwood, Twillingate District 661 21 Selina Evans (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No I
CHAFE, Ernest Leslie St. John's 709 23 Jacob Chafe (p) Cooper 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.
MURPHY, Michael F. St. John's 754 20 Edward Power (o) Baker 1914 Roman Catholic 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
SMITH, Stephen Kevin Harbour Breton, Fortune District 0-124 - 931 20 John Smith (p) Trading captain 1914 No No I
SNOW, Gordon Bolton St. John's 838 19 George Snow (p) Machinist 1914 No No
BISHOP, Elijah 10 Sebastian Street, St. John's 597 20 Robert Bishop (p) Longshoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOAKLER, John Joseph St. John's 782 25 Mary Moakler (p) Office clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HOARE, Edward John 47 Power Street, St. John' s 453 24 George H.M. Bursell (o) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 14, 1916
FORAN, Sebastian Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-55 - 708 21 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker 1914 No No
AYRE, Wilfred Douglas Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 0-104 - 164 20 Charles P. Ayre (p) 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No