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|
|PITT, Percy||29 Cochrane Street, St. John's||3511||21||Anna Pitt (p)||Chartered accountant||1917||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|GILBERT, Noel||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||617||24||Mr. Noel (p)||Chartered accountant||1914||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, John||Cuddihy Street, St. John's||5029||20||Michael Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Edward Clayton||49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||571||23||Uriah Rowsell (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COFIELD, William F.||170 Gower Street, St. John's||3126||26||Hariett Cofield (s)||Chauffeur||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PARSONS, Alexander Edward||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||585||20||Edward Parsons (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919|
|MANSTON, William||Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||327||25||Maud Manston (s)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BOONE, Edward||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||4501||23||James Boone (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Josiah H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||665||24||S. Grace Penney (o)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|JANES, Albert Evelyn||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||702||24||J.W. Janes (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|PIKE, Ronald Taylor||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2876||20||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DUDER, Charles Robert||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||668||22||William Henry Duder (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DAWE, William Gordon||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||97||19||William John Dawe (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|PARSONS, John William||Freshwater, Bay de Verde district||3920||25||John C. Parsons (p)||Clergy||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SPENCER, John||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||3884||29||Susanna Badcock (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WAY, Joseph Harold G.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3851||24||Arthur Way (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, John H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2016||17||Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Patrick J.||45 Springdale Street, St. John's||8241||24||Alice F. Jackman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||318 City Terrace, St. John's||4602||19||Thomas Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|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.|
|CLARKE, Walter J.||Springdale, Twillingate District||2574||21||George W. Clarke||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.|
|CUFF, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4814||24||Mrs. William Cuff (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.|
|THORBURN, Clinton||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4184||18||Robert Thorburn (p)||Clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FOSTER, Sidney||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5147||19||James Foster (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, James F.||Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3406||19||George Curtis (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POOLE, Jacob||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4340||29||Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|