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|
|HALL, Roderick Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||3678||19||Julia Hall (p)||Brakeman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4668||20||William Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|DILLON, Frank||Mobile, Ferryland District||5743||20||Michael Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5035||24||Edward Murphy||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|FANNING, A. F.||23 Barters Hill, St. John's||8097||19||William Fanning (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Leo||13 Coronation Street, St. John's||4879||18||Patrick Green (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|MOLLOY, James||Torbay, St. John's East District||5771||20||Robert Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|KEOUGH, James||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||4770||24||James O'Connell (o)||Trader||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1051||21||Samuel Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, James||Little Bay, Burin District||6032||20||Patrick Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5612||20||Joseph Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, John H.||New Jersey, USA||4240||19||Daniel Kelly (p)||Rivetter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Maurice G.||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3942||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|FURLONG, David J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||919||19||Lawrence J. Furlong (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, January 11, 1918||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71|
|MURPHY, William J.||Kilbride, St. John's West District||8312||19||Henry Murphy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WOODS, Richard J.||21 Flower Hill, St. John's||4450||22||Mrs. A. Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEONARD, Vincent||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4801||20||Mary Ann Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Frank||68 Bannerman Street, St. John's||66||19||Thomas Richardson (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|RYAN, Ronald E.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||3000||18||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280|
|BENNETT, Dominic||Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District||245||20||Arson Bennett (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Frank||Stephenville, St. George District||5693||23||Alexander Bourgois (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|RYALL, Albert||13 1/2 James Street, St. John's||3971||19||Mrs. John Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X|
|DEVEREAUX, Thomas||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3632||18||Michael Devereaux (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Devereux.|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael Edward||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1763||19||James Sullivan (of Edward) (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5553||20||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANT, James B.||St. John's||2179||23||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|