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|
|CRANIFORD, Harold||St. John's||2056||22||Mary Craniford (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crawford. Variation in spelling: Cranford.|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATH, George Robert||St. John's||907||34||Samuel Heath (p)||Hardware clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|HISCOCK, Ronald||St. John's||3491||18||Sarah Hiscock (s)||Expressman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Wallace||St. John's||2034||19||Alexander Lemessurier||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CONSTABLE, Thomas||St. John's||8435||19||Elizabeth Constable (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|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|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|QUAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1416||21||Kate Quan (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||If viewing microfilm, see after Regt. # 1546 for seven misfiled documents; documents are included in this scanned document|
|WHITE, Agneigh Joseph||St. John's||1241||20||Richard Joseph White (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYERS, Albert||St. John's||1367||24||John Charles Myers (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm||St. John's||832||19||George Pearce (p)||Long shoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JOY, Jeremiah||St. John's||2776||24||John Joy (p)||Seaman||1916||N/A||No||No|
|REID, Howard V. [Vincent]||St. John's||0-241||19||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|KNIGHT, James Michael||St. John's||1112||19||Ellen Knight (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|POWER, James Thornton||St. John's||1169||20||Thomas Power (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Garrett||St. John's||1023||20||Hester Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DONNELLY, William||St. John's||2162||19||William Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|OROURKE, Michael||St. John's||1596||33||Margaret O'Rourke (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, John||St. John's||3346||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ATKINS, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||795||19||Mary A. Atkins (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|