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|
|HEALEY, Gerald||Blackhead, St. John's West District||5361||22||Joseph Healey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5608||27||Esau Gillingham (p)||Theology student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael Patrick||St. John's||805||24||John J. Murphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLETT, Harold||138 Gower Street, St. John's||4664||23||Amos Flett (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||4421||20||Elizabeth Hynes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WHITE, Simeon||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6097||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, Alfred||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1825||20||Robert Humphries (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|LITTLE, Warren||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4817||20||Mrs. Joseph Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAVENOR, Thomas||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||4439||19||Michael Tavenor (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUTT, Charles Carrington||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2400||20||Samuel Butt (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Silas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||3600||22||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PALFREY, Patrick||10 Gilmore Street, St. John's||2582||18||Margaret Palfrey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, William||Goulds, St.John's West District||8173||20||Thomas White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Hugh S.||St. George, St. George District||3858||22||George England (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FISHER, William||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||8377||24||Elizabeth Fisher (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, William H.||106 Springdale Street, St. John's||4547||19||William Pike (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|HOUSE, Herbert A.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3488||20||William House (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5332||21||Josiah Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, John||309 Southside Road, St. John's||3253 - 3751||30||Mary Hennessey (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Assigned two service numbers.|
|ANGEL, Heber||130 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2453||19||John Angel (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HANHAM, John Robert||Burin, Burin District||1774||22||Benjamin Hanham (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WAY, William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3448||19||James Way (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, Ernest||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||4737||19||James Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROMAINE, Benjamin||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4829||32||Mrs. George Romaine (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|KEATING, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||3329||19||Thomas Keating (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BOWMAN, Charles||St. John's - Riga, Russia||938||22||Lizzie Burry (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.|
|DUNN, John S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8023||24||Reverend W.D. Dunn (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRINSON, Elam||Change Islands, Fogo District||5294||24||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Leonard E.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8134||52||Rebekah Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|SEWARD, Edward||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1908||19||Thomas Seward (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|MCHUGH, John Francis||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5016||19||Patrick McHugh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHIVERAUX, Simeon||Main River Gut, St. George District||8474||54||Alice Chiveraux (s)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|