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|
|HARRIS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2972||18||George Harris (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|EDWARDS, Allan||St. John's||831||22||James Edwards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ARKLIE, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4306||25||Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas||89 Military Road, St. John's||3029||18||Thomas Maunder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Albert Edgar||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2890||30||Thomas Moulton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|LOCKE, William||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4110||21||Frank Locke (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Reuben||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2105||18||Robert Hatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Leonard||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3685||22||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHARMAN, Victor Lionel||Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom||8321||22||Edward Sharman (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|HALL, Chesley||261 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4157||18||George Hall (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Dorman||Exploits, Twillingate District||3692||26||Thomas Butt (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Herbert A.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3488||20||William House (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Francis H.||34 Circular Road, St. John's||0-76 - 287||20||Herbert E. Knight (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|LEMOINE, Joseph E.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4296||23||Philip LeMoine (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter Campbell||Logy Bay Road, St. John's||690||21||Mrs. R.C. Smith (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PEARCE, Samuel Roberts||North Side, Twillingate, Twillingate District||2835||22||A.G. Pearce (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Harry P.||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||3496||19||Peter Power (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Arm, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RYDER, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3689||21||Frederick Ryder (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROCKETT, Maurice||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5346||23||William Rockett (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWMAN, Robert Allan||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4245||20||Henry Newman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLERIDGE, Peter||Trinity, Trinity District||5852||19||Deborah Coleridge (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2743||18||George Martin (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|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|