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|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLUNDON, Allen||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5994||19||James Blunden (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.|
|JOHNSON, James||45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8311||19||Andrew Johnson (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Selby Allan||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2790||19||Eleanor Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLERIDGE, Peter||Trinity, Trinity District||5852||19||Deborah Coleridge (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POPE, Clarence||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6319||19||George Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Church of England (Anglican)|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5241||19||George Paul (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BARRY, Patrick Alphonsus||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||3611||19||Maurice Joseph Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Barrage|
|VEY, George Chesley||Plymouth Road, St. John's||6011||19||Alice Vey (p)||Mason||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Robert Ronald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||576||19||Adam Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLS [HAWSE], Joseph||Lewis [Lewin's] Cove, Burin District||5574||19||William Halls [Hawse] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers completed as Joseph Halls, Lewis Cove, Burin; family name is Hawse; community is Loons [later Lewin's] Cove. Variant spelling of name: Hawes|
|NELSON, Charles||St. John's||1592||19||Bride Nelson (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDEN, Paul||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4150||19||Philip Madden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Edward||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3597||19||John Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|DWYER, James||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||8477||19||William Dwyer (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARFORD, Charles||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3673||19||Abraham Warford (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Victor Sydney||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-52 - 2895||19||J.R. Bennett (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|PARDY, John||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||8473||19||Mary Pardy (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHALK, Lewis||Elliston, Trinity District||3999||19||James Chalk (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chaulk|
|PENNEY, Alexander||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2696||19||Mrs. William Penney (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MERCER, Maxwell James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1446||19||Isaac (of Sam) Mercer||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURTON, Andrew||Long Island, Twillingate district||3776||19||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SHEARS, Howard||Jeffreys, St. George District||8341||19||George N.Shears (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Simeon||La Scie, St. Barbe District||4179||19||John Warren (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|HUNT, Cecil Jameson||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||3384||19||Mrs. J.G. Hunt (p)||Clerk||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|DOMINIC, James||Little Reach, Fortune District||5306||19||Stephen Dominic (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLIGREW, Henry J.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5115||19||Fred Kelligrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|COOK, Eli||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2229||19||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PAYNE, Naaman||Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District||3429||19||Simon Payne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.|
|ROSE, Stephen H.||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4206||19||John Rose (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See # 4006 for misfiled document|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOULTON, John Albert||Burin, Burin District||2960||19||Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ARMSTRONG, Martin||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4758||19||Martin Armstrong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|