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|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Taylor||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3916||18||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, John J.||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4947||19||William Pennell (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||5347||22||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIGLEY, Edward W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4641||21||Peter Quigley (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUDLEY, Sidney||Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District||5678||23||Henry Studley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HAYSE, Pierce||Tilton Harbour, Twillingate District||8382||46||Ellen Dwyer (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALCOCK, William D.||206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3369||18||Arthur A. Alcock (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PILLEY, William J.||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||1937||24||Edmund Pilley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|LILLY, Paul U.||Exploits, Twillingate District||1323||25||Mary Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Ulysis as second name: information from family member|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Peter B.||Exploits Harbour, Twillingate District||5558||21||Silas Rideout (p)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MERCER, Jasper||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5435||23||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 17, 1918|
|SMITH, Edward||Chapels Arm, Trinity District||6010||21||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIBBO, George||Doctors Harbour, Fortune District||6052||20||William Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Frank||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3938||19||Frederick House (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|VIVIAN, Owen||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5150||20||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|CROCKER, Andrew||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3959||19||Eloise Portent Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Thomas||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4776||18||George Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Harold||Battery Road, St. John's||323||23||John Burt||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CLEARY, William||4 Lower Battery Road, St. John's||384||20||James Cleary (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Job||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3690||21||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOMINIC, James||Little Reach, Fortune District||5306||19||Stephen Dominic (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||1916||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5153||18||Bunge Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer||24 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2823||18||Thomas Pike (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, John||329 Water Street, St. John's||4036||18||Daniel Pynn (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 31, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|HANCOCK, Job||Pools Cove, Fortune District||4162||18||James Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Congregationalist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Handcock|