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|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Edward||Wickford Street, St. John's||4072||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Princeton, Bonavista District||2738||18||Jolliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||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|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis||St. John's||911||20||Francis Lemee (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5777||20||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|HEFFERTON, Samuel||Newtown, Bonavista District||4375||22||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Percy||Burlington, Twillingate District||4359||20||James Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|FOSS, Henry||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5664||18||George Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROWELL, Parker||Glenwood, Twillingate District||5524||19||William Crowell (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|WOOD, Ernest||58 Gower Street, St. John's||29||25||William Wood (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WICKS, William T.||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8429||44||Emma Wicks (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COVEYDUCK, William||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5400||21||James Coveyduck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PERKS, Ambrose||2 Central Street, St. John's||2553||21||Mary Perks (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|