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|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|MANNING, George||35 Shelf Street, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom||3305||24||Mrs. George Manning (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter John||Topsail Road, St. John's||8215||19||William Lidstone (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Victor||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District||3360||19||James Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, William Joseph||39 Water Street, St. John's||320||21||Angela Green (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Zenas Walter||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1898||21||Frederick Boone(p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAVERNER, Chester George||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3002||21||21||Teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tavernor; signature is Taverner|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|THOMS, Michael||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5532||23||John Thoms (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||4101||18||Jasper Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HINCHEY, John||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8105||21||Philip Hinchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GRANDY, Roy Stanley||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||0-233 - 662||20||Sarah Ann Grandy (p)||Fireman||1914||No||No||Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|WICKS, William T.||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8429||44||Emma Wicks (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|ENGLAND, John W.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5638||25||Thomas England (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MACLEOD, Neil||St. John's||841||19||Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o)||Butcher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PIKE, Willoughby||Crabbes, St Georges District||3762||26||Mrs. John Pike (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORSEY, Charles||Gambo, Bonavista District||3651||26||Florence Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|LERICHE, James Hubert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2462||18||John LeRiche (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|CLOUSTON, Thomas||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||4370||18||John W. Clouston (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LOYTE, Harvey||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6181||21||William Loyte (p)||Coasting||1918||Methodist||No||No||forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRITCH, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4926||21||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALIBURTON, Gordon||Port au Port, St. George District||3893||18||Henry Haliburton (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918|
|BURSEY, Reuben||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5998||20||Matilda Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MALEY, William||Nagles Hill, St. John's||5058||21||Patrick Maley (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEARHAM - WAREHAM, Roland||Shoe Cove, Twillingate District||4043||19||Elsie Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wareham Microfilmed file includes two unrelated files: WASS Ruth Edna, Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 18838-R-8 (10 pages) and BUTLER George William 3rd Reserve Royal Warwickshire Regiment 28732 (29 pages). Content was not included in Wearham's scanned file.|
|TURNER, Frank C.||New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's||2653||19||G.E. Turner (p)||Engineering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICE, John Joseph||St. John's||1062||26||Bridget Rice (s)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2585||19||Mrs. F. Wall (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASHIN, Gregory||Gambo, Bonavista District||4918||22||Richard Cashin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Arthur||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4855||29||Sarah Pike (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARCH, Hugh||Campbells Creek, St. George District||4874||18||Sarah March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Marsh.|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Peter Francis||St. John's||770||21||Joseph Bennett (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SEWARD, Fred T.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4982||20||James Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 12, 1919||Variant spelling of name - Seaward.|
|BUCKLEY, Leo||52 Bannister Street, St. John's||4790||22||Richard Buckley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|