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|
|CLEARY, Leo||St. John's||1536||21||Ellen Cleary (p)||Railway brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, John Charles||St. John's||895||23||Samuel Snelgrove (p)||Sheet metal worker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Cyril||St. John's||1099||19||Mary O'Keefe (p)||Window cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|RICHARDSON, Patrick||St. John's||1234||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Book assistant||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|RIDEOUT, Michael||St. John's||1756||20||Mrs. Morris Griffin (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus||St. John's||848||24||Charles F. Brocklehurst (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur||St. John's||803||22||Alice Keane (o)||Motor mechanic||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane|
|NELSON, Charles||St. John's||1592||19||Bride Nelson (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Heber||St. John's||1167||19||Hannah Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BARNES, John Thomas||St. John's||1184||31||Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, James||St. John's||387||27||Luke Lambert (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, John Joseph||St. John's||966||32||Edward Croke (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 5, 1916||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MONTGOMERIE, Alexander||St. John's||0-4||Mrs. Montgomerie (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|CONSTABLE, Thomas||St. John's||8435||19||Elizabeth Constable (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|WHITE, Agneigh Joseph||St. John's||1241||20||Richard Joseph White (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANIFORD, Harold||St. John's||2056||22||Mary Craniford (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|