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|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CATER, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3557||18||Mary (John) Cater (p)||Office clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAYNE, William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||4659||26||Ambrose Ronayne (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHATLEY, Simeon||Belleoram, Fortune District||6075||20||Uriah Whatley (p)||Merchant||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033|
|SHEPPARD, Frank||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||4167||19||Eli Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|HARNUM, Kenneth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||4545||25||John Harnum (p)||Salesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, Luke||129 Military Road, St. John's||8126||Patrick Walsh||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BISHOP, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4275||21||Elizabeth Bishop (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|GEORGE, Allan Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1788||21||Richard George (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Joseph||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6106||20||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Henry Arthur||White Point, Trinity Bay||2630||18||Richard King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Appeared as Wheat Point on attestation record; later corrected.|
|MORAN, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3555||18||James Moran (p)||Expressman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West||1508||19||Annie White (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John V. White|
|COOPER, George||Normans Cove, Trinity District||3773||24||J.G. Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Holyrood, Harbour Main district||161||20||William P. Walsh||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|DODMAN, Leslie||Grand Bank, Burin District||8146||21||Amelia Smith (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Alexander||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5047||19||Joseph Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Edwin||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2443||19||Joshua Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DINNEY, Elias||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4027||21||Jesse W. Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WALTERS, Ernest H.||Champneys, Trinity District||2017||20||John Walters (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Leo||45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||8289||21||George Keough (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, George||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5985||20||Joseph Head (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Gilbert||English Harbour, Trinity District||0-292 - 3437||20||William Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|KAVANAGH, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5870||18||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Gilbert||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5043||21||Henry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|