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 email@example.com 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|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EVANS, Nicholas Joseph||St. John's||1767||18||Helena Doheney (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEAZLEY, Thomas||Burin Bay, Burin District||4898||18||Joseph Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edward P.||159 Gower Street, St. John's||8484||18||William J. Martin (p)||Office clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||37 Wickford Street, St. John's||1278 - 3271||18||Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors||Labourer / Soldier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.|
|TAYLOR, James||Burin Bay, Burin District||4086||18||John Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Seward||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4122||18||John Squires (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WINTER, Marmaduke George||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2896||18||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|DAWE, Frank||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3011||18||John Butler (o)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes documents relating to # 3334 Frederick Dawe|
|THOMPSON, Walter||15 Larkins Square, St. John's||138||18||William Thompson (p)||Longshoreman - boiler maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|PIKE, Thomas||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3235||18||George Pike (p)||Assistant government official||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Harold||20 Buchannan Street, St. John's||4554||18||John Murphy (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Albert||249 Water Street West, St. John's||2345||18||Robert Andrews (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles||Golf Avenue, St. John's||4411||18||Silas Lewis (p)||Office clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo|
|STACEY, Charles W.||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6222||18||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|KEAN, Michael||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||2659||18||Richard Kean (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||4444||18||Garrett Byrne (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Isaac||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4067||18||Stephen Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1700X|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||Southside, St. John's||4062||18||Patrick O'Neill (p)||Teamster||1917||No||No|
|HEWITT, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8433||18||James Hewitt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LILLY, Simeon||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3255||18||Mrs. MacDonald (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, George H.||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4553||18||Henry Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VATERS, John H.||Victoria, Carbonear District||2047||18||Joseph Vaters (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No||See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|CARNELL, John||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4627||18||George Carnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Reginald||Goulds, St. John's West District||4422||18||Allan Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|