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|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWFORD, Robert Reid||179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-253 - 2086||19||Harry Crawford (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, Walter||Sandy Point, St. George District||1707||21||Nixon Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Thomas S.F||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4771||19||Thomas Moore (p)||Operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENS, Benjamin||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6107||23||William H. Stevens (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Herbert||Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District||8345||18||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNY, Stephen||English Harbour, Trinity District||1089||19||Elizabeth Penney||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||4807||19||Mrs. Annie Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|QUINTON, Joseph Ingram||Princeton, Bonavista District||3019||22||Joliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THORBURN, Clinton||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4184||18||Robert Thorburn (p)||Clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Allan||240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2205||18||Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Champneys North, Trinity District||4978||19||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|MURPHY, William||122 Water Street West, St. John's||2407||18||Lewis Murphy (p)||Scholar||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, William||St. John's||1025||34||Mary Ellen Fowlow (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||5721||24||John Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COBB, William George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2772||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8065||40||Minnie Handcock (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.|
|BROWN, Elijah||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4646||18||Elijah Brown Sr. (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOULDING, Abraham||Gambo, Bonavista District||1778||25||Ellen Goulding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WYATT, Thomas Walter||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||386||20||Mrs. Wyatt (p)||Mechanic - marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARRS, Alfred||235 Water Street West, St. John's||105||27||Henry Marrs (p)||Ships joiner||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|SWEETAPPLE, Gideon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3589||19||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||2460||20||William Lidstone Sr. (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VEY, Wilson||Random, Trinity District||5320||19||William Vey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLGER, David Francis||West St. Modeste, Labrador||3418||28||John Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Charles||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8087||22||Roseanna Ridout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|