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|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|FLYNN, Patrick||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||1456||31||Martha Donovan (p)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Richard||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2392||25||Mrs. Henry Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Ernest Albert||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1912||18||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Everett.|
|COLES, Albert Victor||Savage Cove, St. Barbe District||1813||22||Mathew Coles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 18, 1916|
|HEAD, Horatio||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5979||24||Joseph Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4763||20||Richard Taylor (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas White||St. John's||856||19||Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p)||Druggist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|KIELLY, William Joseph||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||2485||18||Nora Kielly (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Herbert||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2820||22||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CRAWFORD, Robert Reid||179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-253 - 2086||19||Harry Crawford (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MESSERVEY, Walter||Sandy Point, St. George District||1707||21||Nixon Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Thomas S.F||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4771||19||Thomas Moore (p)||Operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEWLING, Jacob||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||3005||18||Archibald Dewling (p)||Grocer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENS, Benjamin||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6107||23||William H. Stevens (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Stephen||English Harbour, Trinity District||1089||19||Elizabeth Penney||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYSE, Pierce||Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District||8382||46||Ellen Dwyer (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5577||20||Alfred Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, Oswald||St. John's||1842||20||Archibald Avery (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|LILLY, Paul U.||Exploits, Twillingate District||1323||25||Mary Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Ulysis as second name: information from family member|
|MCALLISTER, Joseph||53 Brazils Square, St. John's||5144||21||David McAllister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Allan||240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2205||18||Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, James G.||Rock Harbour, Burin District||1984||21||Henry Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 9, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SMITH, Edward||Chapels Arm, Trinity District||6010||21||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POPE, Robert||Botwood, Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2550||20||Stephen Pope (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|IRELAND, Ernest Alfred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3159||20||Francis Ireland (p)||Machinist||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|TIBBO, George||Doctors Harbour, Fortune District||6052||20||William Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|SEYMOUR, Lester||Botwood, Twillingate District||3708||18||Louisa Seymour (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||122 Water Street West, St. John's||2407||18||Lewis Murphy (p)||Scholar||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Thomas||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4776||18||George Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Clarence||Georges Brook, Trinity District||2484||22||John Pelley (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5916||24||Richard Allen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|