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|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ford G.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4097||18||Dinah Scott (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORWARD, Mark||Carbonear Island, Carbonear District||4750||18||Harry Forward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|CRICKARD, William||32 Plank Road, St. John's||8220||18||Thomas Crickard (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Chesley William||Pass Island, Fortune District||4080||18||William Carter (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENHAM, Allen||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4205||18||William Greenham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||2522||18||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALY, James||182 Gower Street, St. John's||3141||18||Lawrence Daly (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Daley|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1786||18||Samuel Elliott (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|COX, Lloyd||Goulds, St. John's West District||4195||18||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Albert||102 Barnes Road, St. John's||4410||18||Arthur Symonds (o)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEILD, Rex Otto||229 Southside Road, St. John's||1979||18||Miss Fraces Burridge (o)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Field.|
|YATES, Hardy||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||4655||18||Walter Yates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Michael Bernard||Marystown, Burin District||3039||18||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CRANE, John C.||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4074||18||John Crane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TILLEY, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3982||18||James Tilley (p)||Baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|GILLAM, Charles Llewellyn||Jeffreys, St. George District||3148||18||Charles Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BOURNE, Harry||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4670||18||John Bourne (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENING, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3254||18||Jackson Greening (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALEY, William James.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2984||18||John Healey (p)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|FITZPATRICK, James||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8438||18||John Fitzpatrick (p)||Bugler||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3132||18||Charles Richards (p)||Dry goods clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LARKIN, Michael||71 Queens Road, St. John's||2408||18||Jack Larkin (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BUTLER, John James||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2477||18||Mrs. James Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|HALL, John||Felix Cove, St. George District||4878||18||Daniel Hall (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|LYNCH, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4706||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alfred||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||6164||18||Robert Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Andrew||Old Shop, Trinity District||4386||18||James Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|