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|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, James Lewis||St. John's||1484||19||Sarah Day (p)||Presser (clothes)||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINCLAIR, James Eldon||St. John's||881||20||James G. Sinclair (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|COOK, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||876||24||William James Cook (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cooke|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|MARTIN, George F.||St. John's||1100||19||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEWIS, Frederick A.||St. John's||950||19||Richard Lewis||Lumber Checker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Wallace||St. John's||2034||19||Alexander Lemessurier||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCBAY, John Field||St. John's||1030||22||Samuel McBay (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|WARREN, Frank||St. John's||835||20||Elizabeth Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Matthew||St. John's||2069||19||James Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ANTLE, John Aquilla||St. John's||663||20||Mrs. William Antle (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MYERS, Albert||St. John's||1367||24||John Charles Myers (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Gordon Bolton||St. John's||838||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|