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|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4966||21||Michael Kelly (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCHANT, Thomas||23 Hamilton Street, St. John's||8296||19||Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p)||Shoemaker||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, William John||39 Young Street, St. John's||376||20||Mr. Neville (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLS/WELLS, Clarence||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2681||20||Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2682||19||Naomi Martin (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEDDLE, William||3 Job Street, St. John's||8374||18||James Peddle (p)||Shipwright||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|MARRS, Alfred||235 Water Street West, St. John's||105||27||Henry Marrs (p)||Ships joiner||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|BYRNE, Francis||15 Flavin Street, St. John's||4022||19||James Byrne (p)||Ships carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|BARNES, John C||Leslie Street, St. John's||3614||18||Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p)||Shellmaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, John Charles||St. John's||895||23||Samuel Snelgrove (p)||Sheet metal worker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EZEKIEL, Michael J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1333||21||Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel (p)||Sheet metal work||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Harvey||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5627||22||Mrs. Harvey Smith (p)||Sectionman (railway)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|PARDY, Reuben||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5168||24||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Joseph||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5167||27||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOX, William||Grand Bank, Burin District||5797||19||William Fox (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HYNES, Leonard||Codroy, St. George District||5859||23||Margaret Hynes (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document|
|KING, Ephraim||Catalina, Trinity District||1572||21||Naomi King (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|BENSON, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||4569||21||George Benson (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|