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|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|PARKINSON, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8342||41||Gertrude Parkinson (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCCORMACK, James||487 Southside, St. John's||2658||21||Gertrude McCormack (s)||Boiler maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Ronald Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4712||29||Margaret Walsh (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINDS, Edmund||Change Islands, Fogo District||4225||18||John Hinds (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATSON, Harold Herbert||English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-251 - 744||20||William Batson (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEAN, William||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4586||20||John Dean (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSH, Frederick||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||4768||21||James Cosh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William F.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3968||18||Albert Parsons (p)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Isaac||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3747||20||Willis Butler (p)||Teaching||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5949||18||William Miller (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Willis G.||Brighton, Twillingate District||5525||20||Samuel Pincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pincent|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANT, James B.||St. John's||2179||23||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|OKEEFE, William Joseph||28 Fleming Street, St. John's||521||23||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LACEY, Edward||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5667||18||James Lacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Garland||Newtown, Bonavista District||1595||19||Jane Ridout (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Percy||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2374||20||John Mercer (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Nathaniel||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||4159||20||William Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 25, 1920||Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SHEPPARD, William A.||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8136||33||Clementine Sheppard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DALLEY, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5971||21||Ann Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Patrick||St. John's||1462||27||Richard Voisey (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GUY, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5238||20||John Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|MORGAN, Walter||Indian Pond, Harbour Main District||6150||22||Archibald Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alfred||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||6164||18||Robert Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELGAR, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1503||19||Mrs. Henry Ryan (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|