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|
|WAKELY, Henry Cleverly||St. John's||948||19||Thomas Wakely (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 11, 1919||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|PARSONS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4379||20||William Parsons (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOONAN, Henry Colton||St. John's||839||25||Edward Noonan (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, August 26, 1921||Discrepancy in name - Coulton|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Wilfred Eric||228 Duckworth Street, St. John's||324||19||Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WINDSOR, Stanley Charles||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||301||21||Henry Windsor (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Gladstone Rendell||279 Southside Road, St. John's||0-263 - 54||20||Joshua Burt (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|ROWSELL, Stephen||12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's||4487||22||Absalom Rowsell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Norman||Catalina, Trinity District||2091||20||Boyd Hicks (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Walter E. V.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3414||26||John A. Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 3191 for misfiled document|
|TUCKER, Joshua||Winterton, Trinity District||2684||19||John Tucker (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 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|
|STRONG, Norman Wheatley||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1522||19||Lydia Strong (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|DAY, William||52 Alexander Street, St. John's||4407||19||Annie Day (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||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|
|MOORS, Edward C.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3688||20||Jacob Moors (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores|
|ADAMS, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||5712||19||William Adams (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|LUKINS, John||12 Bell Street, St. John's||547||26||May Lukins (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|PARSONS, James A.||Codroy, St. George District||3784||23||William Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Cyril G.||Fogo, Fogo District||3410||18||Aaron Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Arthur Harold||Twillingate (North Side), Twillingate District||1035||21||Cordelia Young (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, July 6, 1916|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|