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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
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.
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PECKHAM, Orlando Trinity East, Trinity District 4524 19 William Peckham (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLEARY, John Sullivan 9 Carters Hill, St. John's 131 22 Richard Cleary (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
SOMERTON, Peter Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 2779 18 Richard Somerton (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
RENDELL, Clifford Duckworth Street, St. John's 0-144 - 621 19 Dr. H. Rendell (p) Clerk 1914 Yes No Saturday, July 22, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included.
TAYLOR, James Arthur St. John's 821 22 George Hedley Taylor (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No See also service #717
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
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HALFYARD, Wesley E. Cabot Street, St. John's 3462 18 John T. Halfyard (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
BURTON, Walter 153 New Gower Street, St. John's 5264 23 Henry Burton (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEARN, Patrick Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 3300 20 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STRATTON, William J. Valleyfield, Bonavista District 3372 21 Mrs. James Burry (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, March 13, 1918
BURT, Gladstone Rendell 279 Southside Road, St. John's 0-263 - 54 20 Joshua Burt (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
PARSONS, Herbert Rendell St. John's 1130 19 Elizabeth Parsons Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
OSMOND, Douglas McNeil Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 306 24 Joseph Baine Osmond (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 8, 1916
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
ALCOCK, William D. 206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 3369 18 Arthur A. Alcock (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle Fogo, Fogo District 1699 19 Constable William H. Shave (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
KEAN, Thomas Joseph 91 Monkstown Road, St. John's 2869 20 John Kean (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, March 14, 1918
HICKS, Norman Catalina, Trinity District 2091 20 Boyd Hicks (o) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
OAKE, Henry Change Islands, North End, Fogo District 2672 18 Josiah Oake (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, August 17, 1917
MILES, Augustus Bonavista, Bonavista District 4856 29 Susan Miles (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
CURRAN, Frederick 235 Theatre Hill, St. John's 122 19 Thomas Curran (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No PDF
RAWLINS, Joseph 29 Queens Road, St. John's 4761 28 Mary Rawlins (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Rupert 114 Gower Street, St. John's 5256 19 John Power (p) Clerk 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
HANHAM, James Ed Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2308 24 Jacob Hanham (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, Donald Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 3748 18 Albert Elliott (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MOORS, Edward C. Twillingate, Twillingate District 3688 20 Jacob Moors (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores
HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair Topsail Road, St. John's 2833 18 Richard K. Holden (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DARBY, Cyril Roy Ships Cove, Burin District 3150 23 Stephen A. Darby (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Leonard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1420 23 Eliza Jane Sheppard (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Lewis George Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4094 23 John Oxford (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
FENNESSEY, John Freshwater Road, St. John's 4787 18 Patrick Fennessey (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BALL, John A. Codroy, St. George District 3785 22 George Ball (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No