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|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Robert||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3630||24||Jonathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Harold||Golf Avenue, St. John's||5028||27||William Gillingham (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOX, William||Grand Bank, Burin District||5797||19||William Fox (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||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.|
|ARMSTRONG, Patrick||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5746||19||Thomas Armstrong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAVE, Henry John||Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District||4394||22||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODLAND, William||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||6144||20||Johanna Woodland (s)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILL, Harris||55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8262||27||Thomas Hill (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORSEY, Bernard||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-215 - 12||19||Mr. Forsey (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.|
|FRANCIS, Harry||Hermitage, Fortune District||6261||19||Matthew Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||0-33 - 333||28||A.J. Harvey (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, William||52 Kings Road, St. John's||3368||27||Mrs. William Butt (o)||Clothing cutter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEATON, George||Frederickton, Fogo District||6122||22||Charles Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|SKEFFINGTON, John||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5172||22||Adam Skeffington (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAY, Garfield||Newtown, Bonavista District||3153||24||Robert Way (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMART, Christopher||Lethbridge, Bonavista District||4788||19||Thomas Smart (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Gordon||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5152||20||William Vivian (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Peter||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3778||20||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|CAREW, Aiden||Bauline, St. John's East District||5764||22||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SERRICK, Claude||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4434||18||Alexander Serrick (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.|
|KEHOE, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5776||20||John Kehoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Reginald||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3446||21||Walter Goodyear (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Allan||Feild Street, St. John's||5476||22||Susie Richards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wallace.||129 Cabot Street, St. John's||1986||18||John Halfyard (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LAWLOR, Jack||67 Monkstown Road, St. John's||5078||23||Thomas Lawlor (p)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||8106||22||Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHRISTIANSON, Ralph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2595||20||Kristian Christianson (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATCHER, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||5194||20||William Vatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|