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|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GREEN, Bartlett||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5363||21||Caleb Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Peter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||4354||18||Caleb Squires (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2701||22||Caleb Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITE, Llewellyn||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5118||24||Caleb White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|JACKMAN, Bert||33 Angel Place, St. John's||697||25||Captain Frank Jackman||Storekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Walter||17 Tessier Place, St. John's||1211||18||Carolina Mugford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRACE, Patrick||10 Knight Street, St. John's||4322||27||Caroline Grace (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, William George||Fortune, Burin District||2159||22||Caroline Lake (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGER, John||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||2186||19||Caroline Langer (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||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.|
|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.|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, John||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||4917||18||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Edward T.||Badger, Twillingate District||8149||29||Carrie Moore (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, Martin||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3514||27||Catherine (Michael) Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Thomas||St. John's||1074||20||Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Morrisey|
|IVANY, Solomon||43 Cook Street, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Catherine Barnes (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Catherine Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, James||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||8461||20||Catherine Decker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Esau||Glenwood, Twillingate District||8490||36||Catherine Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|MARTIN, Charles Patrick||52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's||192||25||Catherine Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MORISSEY, James H.||44 Wickford Street, St. John's||8003||25||Catherine Morrissey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Lorenzo||New Chelsea, Trinity District||5365||23||Catherine Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|