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|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|SAMSON, Edgar||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5177||24||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Burlington, Twillingate District||4042||18||Jane Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, August 30, 1918|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, Brian Wildridge||Millertown, Twillingate District||3060 - 8093||21||Jane A. Potts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Frank||7 Convent Square, St. John's||364||23||Mr. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|HEALEY, John Joseph||48 Cookstown Road, St. John's||2748||18||Michael Healey (p)||Express driver||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KEARNEY, William Wallace||9 Livingstone Street, St. John's||68||26||Richard Kearney (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MURPHY, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2282||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CORNICK, Fenwick George||30 William Street, St. John's||0-258 - 1436||22||Amelia Cornick (p)||Barber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.|
|WILLS, Robert G.||39 Carters Hill, St. John's||6339||20||James Wills (p)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Mills|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 4250 for misfiled document|
|DIAMOND, Samuel H.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4282||21||Esau Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLIGHT, Adam||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||5329||19||Richard Flight (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENDER, Harry||60 Charles Street, St. John's||4635||21||James Pender (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde||5266||23||William Tilley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Lilley.|
|WHITE, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6092||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, Henry||Traytown, Bonavista District||4789||18||Florence Littlejohn (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYLER, Matthew Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||548||28||William Myler (p)||Blockmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDREW, George C.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4865||18||Henry LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Gerald||Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district||8111||21||Mrs. Nellie Howell (o)||1917||Yes||No||Friday, August 16, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RUSSELL, Edward||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2857 & 2862||47||Mary Russell (s)||Painter||1916||No||No||#2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862|
|GRANDY, Wilfred||Garnish, Fortune District||5636||19||James H. Grandy (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Allan||Goulds, St.John's West District||8372||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAMM, Frank||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3390||21||Stephen Cramm (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Edward||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3597||19||John Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, William Albert||St. George, St. George District||581||21||Joseph Delaney (p)||Lumberman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Jeremiah||St. John's||2776||24||John Joy (p)||Seaman||1916||N/A||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Arthur||Trinity, Trinity District||3730||18||Martin Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Isaac||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4699||24||Mrs. Job B. Howell (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUTER, Frederick Augustus||Catalina, Trinity District||422||23||Garland Clouter (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLLARD, George Edward||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2334||24||John Bollard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WARREN, Herbert G.||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4765||22||Thomas Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Walter John||101 Barnes Road, St. John's||2931||18||Mary Bursey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||45678||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, James||Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District||564||23||Elizabeth Hunt (p)||Paper hanger||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|