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|
|KNIGHT, Francis H.||34 Circular Road, St. John's||0-76 - 287||20||Herbert E. Knight (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|EDWARDS, William Dowden||98 Circular Road, St. John's||0-16 - 659||24||James Edwards (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||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.|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|DURBAN, George H.||No information||0-296||1925||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger|
|MAHER, Pierce||61 Lime Street, St. John's||591||26||Mrs. Maher (s)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|BUTT, John||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||3062||50||Mrs. John Butt (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|REID, Josiah||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8308||18||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Stephen Kevin||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-124 - 931||20||John Smith (p)||Trading captain||1914||No||No||I|
|WILCOX, Frederick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||707||25||John M. Wilcox||Paper maker||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|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.|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|HARDING, George||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3165||24||Phoebe Lang (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|ONEIL, Patrick||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2263||35||Mrs. Stephen Brophy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|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|
|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.|
|WHITE, Frederick||Flat Bay, St. George District||8441||21||John W. White (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|