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 email@example.com 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|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULEY, Bertram||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5184||21||John Suley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Albert||Whitbourne, Trinity District||8370||24||Ambrose Hutchings (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADLEY, James Jabez||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3627||20||Allan Bradley (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHITE, Willis||New Perlican, Trinity District||5376||20||George White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||23 Spencer Street, St. John's||2080||24||Mrs. George Taylor (s)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|FRANCIS, Robert Thomas||116 Bond Street, St. John's - 11 Fergus Place, St. John's||2327 - 3665||21||Mrs. William Butt (p) / Mrs. Robert Francis (s)||Sailor / Seaman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Francis was discharged medically unfit 28 Feb. 1917 and enlisted for Home Defence 23 April 1917; was assigned a second Service number.|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|CHAFE, Benjamin||Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||4541||20||Alfred Chafe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|BALL, Archibald James||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2457||21||William Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Hughie||122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5943||19||George Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, Thomas||Rencontre, Fortune District||6250||22||John Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|POLLARD, William||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||3823||19||William Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|INGRAM, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4271||24||John Ingram (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RABBITTS, William Arnold||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4191||20||Malcolm Rabbitts (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANE, Noah||Millertown, Twillingate District||2649||19||John Lane (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|LEE, Thomas||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8206||22||Samuel Lee (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Joseph J.||Lockston, Trinity District||4516||20||Hubert Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2393||18||Mrs. John Caravan (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Solomon||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||8161||27||Thomas Somerton (p)||Donkey man||1917||CE||No||No|
|DROVER, Walter||Whitbourne, Trinity District||6116||20||Uriah Drover (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRONG, Leonard||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5273||19||Noah Strong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EDWARDS, Joseph||Lawn, Burin District||6331||21||Michael Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, James Thomas||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6141||19||John May (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Peter||Conne River, Fortune District||3535||28||Jeanie Hincks (p)||Furrier/Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 29, 1918|
|LIDSTONE, Archibald||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3872||18||William Lidstone (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Samuel||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5493||21||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAVE, Albert||Burin, Burin District||5335||22||John W. Shave (p)||Trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|FITZGERALD, George Edward||Cochrane Street, St. John's||2905||18||Henry Fitzgerald (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|STRATTON, William J.||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3372||21||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|MASON, William||Avondale, Harbour Main District||6190||22||Patrick Mason (p)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, James Joseph||St. John's||718||27||Michael Burke||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|REID, Josiah||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8308||18||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|