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|
|SYME, Archibald A.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-271 - 3819||18||Elizabeth M. Syme (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|TULK, Ralph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4207||18||Gabriel Tulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||See # 4007 for misfiled document|
|TILLEY, William Robert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3036||18||Robert Tilley (p)||Railroad||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|WOODMAN, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||2377||18||Frederick Woodman (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORTUNE, Stephen||Jeffreys, St. George District||3146||18||James Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEARIN, Doyle||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4299||18||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas Joseph||18 Carew Street, St. John's||3218||18||Patrick Lynch (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4425||18||Samuel Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPEARNS, Alfred||24 Colonial Street, St. John's||4598||18||Annie Spearns (p)||Packer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, John||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4358||18||John Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|PARSONS, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||6074||18||Edward Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYD, Joseph F.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1854||18||William Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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),|
|VIGUERS, Clifford||Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||8472||18||William Viguers (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||2670||18||George Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Frederick William||Flat Island, Burin District||2332||18||John Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1916||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KENT, James||20 Georges Street, St. John's||2087||18||Peter Kent (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|