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|
|NICHOLAS, John||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||4917||18||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FINNEY, William||Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District||4057||19||Christina Finney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LENCH, James R.||Bonavista. Bonavista District||3862||20||Rev. Charles Lench (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYALL, Albert||13 1/2 James Street, St. John's||3971||19||Mrs. John Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X|
|WHITE, Adolph.||Normans Cove, Trinity District||6191||24||Martha White (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Charles||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||2800||20||Stephen Blundon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Michael||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||2659||18||Richard Kean (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUXTER, Dorman||Springdale, Twillingate District||5289||19||Nathaniel Huxter (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLY, Frank||34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8114||29||Mrs. William Wheeler (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LAMBERT, Benjamin||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||1748||25||Elizabeth Lambert (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Patrick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4802||18||Thomas Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|HULL, Harvey||Seal Islands, Labrador||2911||30||Mrs. Harvey Hull (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Michael||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2619||24||Martin Lacey (p)||Motor driver||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X|
|ROBERTS, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4472||26||Andrew Roberts (p)||Travelling salesman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Edward.||129 Military Road, St. John's||3565||19||Patrick A. Walsh (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, James||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||5813||24||Bertha Porter (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|CASE, William||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district||4579||18||George Case (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|TANSLEY, Harry||Landaff, Wales, United Kingdom||2040||27||Philip Tansley (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, William||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||5022||21||James Boone (p)||Bottler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEL, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||490||24||Elizabeth Keel (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|TAPP, James D.||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4962||24||William Tapp (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMS, Jeremiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4626||24||John Thoms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ADAMS, George E||40 Queens Road, St. John's||0-279 - 1922||20||George J. Adams (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, William||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||8424||42||Annie Hibbs (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Joseph F.||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4747||24||Darius Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Flat Bay, St. George District||8441||21||John W. White (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Sydney||48 George Street, St. John's||2492||21||Mrs. Sydney Cox (s)||Longshoreman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|