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|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4648||26||James Dwyer (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Henry B.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5821||25||Thomas Roberts (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|PAYNE, George||Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4925||18||John A. Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.|
|PORTER, William Richard||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5792||21||Jane Porter (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Ananias||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||5012||21||Theophilus King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||236||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOLVERSON, Percy Oscar||Sallop, England, United Kingdom||1511||22||Rhoda Wolverson (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNICK, Edwin||31 Williams Street, St. John's||377||20||Amelia Cornick (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOBLE, William||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4830||23||Mrs. George Noble (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Raymond||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||3845||18||James Pelley (p)||Sailor||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LESLIE, Clarence Vivian||Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada||632||19||Mrs. James S. Leslie||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PURCHASE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||540||20||Jonas Purchase (o)||Driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1416||21||Kate Quan (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||If viewing microfilm, see after Service # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in scanned document|
|MILLER, Bernard||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5855||24||Alexander Miller (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLYER, Andrew||Winterton, Trinity District||8388||35||Nellie Hillyer (p)||Sawyer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hillier|
|SNOW, Gordon||Allandale Road, St. John's||4393||19||Isaac Snow (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Burin, Burin District||6180||22||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||8002||23||John L. White (p)||Blacksmith and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Frank||St. John's||1820||19||Frederick Coxworthy (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Thomas||93 Gower Street, St. John's||360||23||Thomas Hammond (p)||Dry goods clerk||1921||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4568||28||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Wallace||Jamestown, Bonavista District||3662||18||Henry Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARRIS, Gordon||178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2669||21||William E. Harris (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBO, George Philip||Grand Bank, Burin District||634||25||Hanna Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, George Hall||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||3349||27||James House (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3187||18||Mrs. Selina Bendell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|LOWE, Arthur||14 Fleming Street, St. John's||5082||22||George Lowe (p)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|KELLY, Ernest||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||2854||18||Isaac Kelly (p)||Printing||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Ronald E.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||3000||18||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLDRIDGE, Lillian Medley||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3396||19||William Woolridge (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge - Woolridge|
|RICE, Isaac||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3241||20||Theodore Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|ROMAINE, Benjamin||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4829||32||Mrs. George Romaine (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TURNER, Ernest||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||4737||19||James Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, John||McNeil Street, St. John's||5788||21||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|JESSO, Joseph||Brooms Bottom, St. George District||6258||20||James Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|