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|
|HARDY, Edward||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||677||19||George Hardy (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HEALEY, William James.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2984||18||John Healey (p)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||CWGC|
|PENNEY, Arthur Joseph||113 Longs Hill, St. John's||6||22||Arthur Penney (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|PITCHER, Charles||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2319||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|HOLDEN, Luke||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||329||21||Kate Veitch (o)||Train hand||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Michael||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||4121||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||863||22||John Collins (p)||Paper hanger||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|BULGIN, Augustus||Farmers Arm, Twillingate District||2427||18||John Bulgin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|MOORES, Samuel J.||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||943||21||Joseph J. Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COOK, James||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2600||20||George Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 4, 1917||George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|MARSH, Joseph||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2695||21||Mrs. Elijah Froud (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MONAHAN, Edward J.||McNeil Street, St. John's||3244||34||Elizabeth Monohan (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Monaghan. LAC microfilm label: Monohan|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|RUSSELL, John||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4358||18||John Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLAKE, John||Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3957||21||Miss T[?] Blake (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3577||20||James Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|BOONE, Joseph||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||3478||20||Mrs. George Hannam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|RICKS, Simon||Sops Arm, St. Barbe District||4070||20||George Ricks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus||Conche, St. Barbe District||1904||18||Bridget Fitzpatrick (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 29, 1916|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|WALSH, Michael Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||399||26||Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|COUGHLAN, Louis||St. John's||2256||21||James Coughlan (p)||Train dispatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur||St. John's||803||22||Alice Keane (o)||Motor mechanic||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOUDIE, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2242||18||Elias Goudie (p)||Timekeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|GOODYEAR, William Bertram||Fredericton, Fogo District||2753||20||Mary Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 10, 1917|