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 Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
COADY, Daniel Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown] 4628 22 Catherine Coady (p) Blacksmith 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VIVIAN, John Hillview, Trinity District 4590 18 Mrs. William Hiscock (p) Lumberman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Robert Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District 5191 19 Thomas Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1786 18 Samuel Elliott (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 3, 1917
BURT, Frank Campbellton, Twillingate District 3394 21 Silas Butt (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 200.
WELLMAN, Edward St. John's 0-301 - 674 19 Moses Wellman (p) Painter 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
MORGAN, Robert Stanley South River, Port de Grave District 719 20 Benjamin Morgan (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Discrepancy in occupation
GOSSE, William Topsail Road, St. John's 3548 18 Moses Gosse (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAINES, John Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District 4974 19 John Caines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 6, 1918
GREEN, Hubert Random, Trinity District 3128 20 Joseph Green (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Cyril South River, Port de Grave District 991 21 Elisa Richards (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.
ANDERSON, Daniel Summerside, St. George District 4161 21 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PATEY, Reuben H. St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4268 18 James J. Patey (p) Bookkeeper 1917 Methodist No No
EATON, Duncan McKinnon St. John's 811 Dry goods clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.
BRINSON, Lewis Change Islands, Fogo District 5389 22 George Brinson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 30, 1918
OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph Blackmarsh Road, St. John's 657 21 Richard O'Brien (p) Water worker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
ROWE, Albert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 5505 22 Martin S. Rowe (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLLIER, George Three Rock Cove, St. George District 4915 18 Thomas Collier (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J. St. John's 2037 18 William Gillingham (p) Electrician 1915 No No
ORGAN, John Great Jervais, Fortune District 3046 19 Maggie Long (p) Sailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, September 23, 1917
EVOY, Frank Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District 2202 28 Martha Evoy (p) Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, January 28, 1917
BUFFETT, Herbert Belleoram, Fortune District 6055 20 Jeremiah Buffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DYKE, John Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 5490 20 Job Dyke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROCHE, Allan Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 5186 19 John Roche (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge] Blackwells Islands, New York, USA 8093 - 3060 25 Jane A. Potts (p) 1917 No No See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.
BENNETT, Arthur Little Bay, Twillingate District 4116 21 James Bennett (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
KOOLERY, James 84 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4412 18 George Koolery (p) 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discharged underaged.
STOODLEY, Lyman George Grand Bank, Burin District 2160 19 Thomas Stoodley (p) Bookkeeper 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 18, 1917
HARDIMAN, Charles Grand John, Fortune District 1716 21 James Hardiman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HICKEY, John Joseph Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District 252 20 Elizabeth Hickey (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PETTEN, Horatio Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 4580 20 Thomas Petten (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GALE, John West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District 4869 20 Daniel Gale (p) Carpenter 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TOBIN, Patrick Francis St. John's 1209 20 Bridget J. Shortall (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Wednesday, December 27, 1916
WILSON, William Patrick 51 Carters Hill, St. John's 2731 19 Andrew Wilson (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
REID, James John St. John's 1067 27 Mrs. James Reid (s) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
MACLEOD, Neil St. John's 841 19 Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o) Butcher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
PARSONS, John La Scie, St. Barbe District 5622 20 Joseph Parsons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JANES, Stephen Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1113 20 Harriet Janes (p) Mechanic 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, December 6, 1917
SAUNDERS, George Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5278 27 Richard Saunders (p) Engineer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Samuel Gander Bay South, Fogo District 2676 21 George Harris (o) Mill hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSE, Stanley Flat Islands, Bonavista District 3958 20 Martha Rose (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARRELL, Patrick Thorburn Line, St. John's 8393 25 Patrick Parrell (p) Carpenter 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 24, 1918
ST. CROIX, Edward Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District 6281 24 John St. Croix (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MCCOURT, Philip 190 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4578 25 Minnie McCourt (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FLIGHT, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4509 19 James Flight (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HINES, Herbert Herring Neck, Twillingate District 5433 20 Robert Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Variant spelling of name - Hynes
CHANNING, Hubert 60 New Gower Street, St. John's 4753 22 Lewis Channing (p) Salesman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MISKELL, Peter J. Lyons Square, St. John's 4565 19 Frank Miskell (p) Grocer 1918 Roman Catholic No No