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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
ROWSELL, Arthur Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District 2491 26 Samuel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
VAIL, Michael St. John's 155 21 John Vail (p) Policeman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WAREHAM, Walter Bennett Lewisport, Twillingate District 2907 24 James Wareham (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
BUCKLEY, Leo 52 Bannister Street, St. John's 4790 22 Richard Buckley (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Robert Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8066 45 Emily Pike (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
RODGER, William 84 Barnes Road, St. John's 4311 32 Alexander Rodger (p) Merchant 1918 Presbyterian No No
KNIGHT, James Michael St. John's 1112 19 Ellen Knight (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Albert 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2348 18 John Carter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STONE, Thomas Monroe, Trinity District 5601 23 John Stone (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Frederick Bonavista, Bonavista District 3691 18 John Lawrence (p) Tinsmith 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2682 19 Naomi Martin (p) Shoe maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WILLIAMSON, Harry Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-216 - 1759 27 Annie (Fish) Williamson (s) Paper maker 1915 Methodist No No PDF
ONEIL, Augustine J. 273 Water Street, St. John's 3243 18 Agnes O'Neil (p) Mechanic 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
MURRIN, James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4382 26 William Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Frank Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 2231 19 Jabez Smith (p) Cook 1916 Methodist No No
PERRY, Thomas Avery Catalina, Trinity District 423 21 Benjamin Perry (p) Fisherman 1914 No No
CLARKE, Grant St. John's 1502 19 Mrs. William Clarke (p) Messenger 1915 Methodist No No
MORRISSEY, Michael William Bell Island, St. John's East District 427 31 Elizabeth Morrissey (s) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SQUIRES, William Charles Blackhead Road, St. John's 2804 28 Benjamin Squires (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
EVANS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2793 18 Captain William P. Evans (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5612 20 Joseph Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLS, Edgar Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1317 23 Archibald Mills (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, James Thornton St. John's 1169 20 Thomas Power (p) Cabman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
FRAMPTON, George Lewisporte, Twillingate District 2509 23 Stanley Frampton (p) Steward 1916 Methodist No No
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
HEALEY, Patrick 68 Water Street West, St. John's 4955 19 John Healey (p) Telegraph operator 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JONES, Bond Western Head, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 4273 19 Kenneth Jones (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PENNELL, William Anthony Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3347 18 Daniel J. Pennell (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, William Petites, Burgeo-LePoile District 6326 22 Mary Clifford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SPARKES, Reuben Whitbourne, Trinity District 6223 18 John Sparkes (p) Miller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUMBY, John 8 Pilots Hill, St. John's 2641 20 Mrs. Ford (o) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Edward Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 5772 20 Thomas Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Benjamin Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4541 20 Alfred Chafe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NORMAN, Jesse Catalina, Trinity District 3512 20 Theresa (William) Norman (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
PINK, Kenneth Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5576 22 John Pink (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BALL, Archibald James Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 2457 21 William Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Harold 6 Wickford Street, St. John's 8404 18 Thomas Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
OKE, Thomas Long Island, Twillingate District 6287 20 Joseph Oke (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
INGRAM, George Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4271 24 John Ingram (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Thomas Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5935 21 Charles Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANE, Noah Millertown, Twillingate District 2649 19 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
FORSEY, John Gambo, Bonavista District 4433 18 Thomas Forsey (p) 1918 No No
GOSSE, Douglas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1610 20 Jessie Gosse (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.