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|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4472||26||Andrew Roberts (p)||Travelling salesman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Solomon||5 Flower Hill, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Mrs. R. Bayley (o)||Truckman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAGGS, Moses||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4971||23||Joseph Baggs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, William||14 Hunts Lane, St. John's||5447||27||William Power (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|EDDY, Samuel A.||North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District||2223||26||Elizabeth Eddy (o)||Motor engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2708||19||James Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WHITE, Richard||Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||2354||21||Nicholas White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|PERRY, Reuben Oliver||River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3118||19||John Henry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 24, 1917|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|BOONE, William||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||5022||21||James Boone (p)||Bottler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAFOSSE, John William||New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5565||20||John LaFosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEWITT, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8433||18||James Hewitt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Albert||249 Water Street West, St. John's||2345||18||Robert Andrews (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANDY, Philip Roy||Grand Bank, Burin District||2985||22||Dinah Grandy (p)||Sailmaker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, John||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6014||21||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, Simeon||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3255||18||Mrs. MacDonald (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, James M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4317||22||Michael Power (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|COX, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6230||21||John Cox (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier|
|DEARIN, William||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6340||21||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SYMONDS, Charles||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4495||18||George Symonds (p)||Watchmaker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEWER, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8480||55||Bridget Fewer||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WELSH, Gabriel||Pool's Cove, St. Barbe District||6077||24||Richard Welsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh Community previously transcribed as Pond Cove.|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|PENNELL, John J.||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4947||19||William Pennell (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||5347||22||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Percy||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5171||21||Edgar Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, George James||Grand Bank, Burin District||5875||23||Henry Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALLACE, William||220 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4592||18||Patrick Wallace (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GENGE, Abram||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||8412||28||Victoria M. Genge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|