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|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||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.|
|BELBIN, Herbert||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2486||19||William Belbin Sr. (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, June 8, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|MOORES, James||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2028||22||Julia Ann Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONRAN, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2531||19||Mrs. James Conran (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred||Robinsons Head, St. George District||454||20||Charles Gillam (p)||Guide||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEVENS, William G.||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4946||21||William Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROSS, William J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8386||26||Martha E. Cross (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEANS, Stanley||Change Islands, Fogo District||8272||43||Julia Jeans (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, John Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||2937||23||George Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|SQUIRES, Walter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5081||19||Solomon Squires (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOUZAN, James||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8016||27||James R. Bouzan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Hermitage, Fortune District||5578||20||Morgan Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|MILLEY, Nicholas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4767||20||Andrew Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Eugene||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||3232||19||James H. Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLETT, Walter||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2540||23||Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|LEGGE, James||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5806||23||Edmund Legge (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4250 for misfiled document|
|HASKELL, Augustus||Lamaline, Burin District||3297||19||Ida Haskell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|PENDER, Harry||60 Charles Street, St. John's||4635||21||James Pender (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Michael||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||4121||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|AYERS, Samuel George||Fortune, Burin District||4007||18||Samuel Ayers (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAY, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||351||20||Charles May (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYLER, Matthew Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||548||28||William Myler (p)||Blockmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William J.||Rocky Lane, St. John's||8022||24||Henry Noftall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|CRAMM, Frank||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3390||21||Stephen Cramm (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSH, Joseph||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2695||21||Mrs. Elijah Froud (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MERCER, Edward||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3597||19||John Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ALSOP, Robert Carteret||63 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2978||30||Eva Alsop (o)||Bank clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.|