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|
|NIPPARD, Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||8199||32||John T. Walshman (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELSON, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||4927||20||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWEETAPPLE, Gideon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3589||19||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANHAM, Arthur Robert||292 Beaumont Street, St. John's||221||42||Selina Canham (s)||Valet||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Allan||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3592||20||Henry Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, William||Southside, St. John's||4125||19||John Baker (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NASH, Patrick||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||5019||20||Margaret Nash (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VEY, Wilson||Random, Trinity District||5320||19||William Vey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, Azariah||South West Arm, Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8077||22||William R. Warford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|MORGAN, Abraham||North River, Port de Grave District||5907||21||James Morgan (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|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Cecil||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6020||28||James Anstey (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Michael||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1607||21||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIGNE, Frank||216 New Gower Street, St. John's||2075||26||Mildred Levigne (p)||Cotton wheeler||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - attested as Levigne; in CWGC as Lavigne. I.|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Selby||Whitbourne, Trinity District||239||22||James Clarke (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KITCHEN, Ernest||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4647||22||Edward Kitchen (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Pierce||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1281||22||Katherine Power (o)||Woodman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|MARTIN, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5778||25||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|FUDGE, Aubrey||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5684||19||Peter Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|GILLAM, Manuel||Crabbes, St. George District||3012||19||Susanna Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Eli||Horwood, Fogo District||2977||20||Abel Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Elihu M.||Exploits, Twillingate District||8082||22||Herbert H. Jones (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5480||20||Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Alex Willis||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3777||22||William Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 3777 for misfiled document|