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|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Herbert||94 George Street, St. John's||4634||20||Ellen Chislett (p)||Cabman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|BISHOP, William||18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's||1831||19||Richard Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, John||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1811||22||John Ash (p)||Fisherman||1915||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|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Chesley||Hearts Content, Trinity District||989||19||William Rowe (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORS, Edward C.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3688||20||Jacob Moors (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores|
|WALSH, John Aloysius||St. John's||693||19||Stan G. Walsh||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Martin F.||110 Barnes Road, St. John's||2578||35||Ellen Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOGAN, John Joseph||St. John's||1050||25||Minnie Bogan (p)||Broker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|REID, Levi||Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, St. Barbe District||1873||32||George Reid(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Elijah||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3638||33||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Timothy||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||5825||19||Margaret Rose (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALL, John||27 Military Road, St. John's||4303||27||Thomas Wall (p)||Woodworker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter Campbell||Logy Bay Road, St. John's||690||21||Mrs. R.C. Smith (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|UPSHALL, Charles C.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5938||19||Nelson Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDICK, John Withycombe||20 Barters Hill, St. John's||628||21||Mrs. William Campbell||Station agent||1914||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maddock.|
|FITZPATRICK, James||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8438||18||John Fitzpatrick (p)||Bugler||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, George||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3619||21||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4923||26||Rebecca Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Hickman||Dawsons Cove, Fortune District||5689||19||Robert Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Albert Leslie||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2116||23||Isaac Hann (p)||Core maker, paper mills||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MAYO, John Hubert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5569||19||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5522||23||Philip Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|