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 archives@therooms.ca 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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
WICKS, William T. Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District 8429 44 Emma Wicks (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SULLIVAN, Arthur Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 998 19 Edward Sullivan (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, Harry 4 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4531 22 Rebecca Tilley (p) Surveyor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.
LOWE, Arthur 14 Fleming Street, St. John's 5082 22 George Lowe (p) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Walter B. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 2533 19 Israel Rowsell (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DICKS, Charles Flat Islands, Burin District 2881 23 Mrs. Jacob Miller (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
NORRIS, Michael Three Arms, Twillingate District 5904 24 Edward Norris (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FORAN, Patrick W. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1983 36 Patrick J. Foran (p) Paper maker Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, Thomas Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 4780 19 Albert Hallett (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WHITE, Alexander Stephenville, St. George District 5945 22 Charles M. White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CRAMM, Frank Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 3390 21 Stephen Cramm (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BRETT, Jonathan Fogo, Fogo District 537 Mary Brett (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARBOUR, Baxter Port Rexton, Trinity District 5255 20 John Barbour (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WEBBER, Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 45678 24 George C. Webber (p) Seaman 1914 Methodist No No
WALSH, James J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 918 19 Bridget Walsh (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
THOMEY, Samuel J. Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 8376 47 Michael Thomey (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Donald W. 15 Bell Street, St. John's 4754 20 Annie Parsons (o) Engineer 1918 Methodist No No
LESLIE, Clarence Vivian Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada 632 19 Mrs. James S. Leslie Telegraph operator 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STACEY, Lambert Flat Islands, Burin District 5936 19 William Stacey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANDER, John Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5891 22 John Lander (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
DEVEREAUX, Aiden Ferryland, Ferryland District 3135 19 James Devereux (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917 Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew
BRADBURY, Edward Charles 165 Pleasant Street, St. John's 103 22 Henry Bradbury (p) Engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold Carbonear, Carbonear District 2292 18 Manoah Hawker (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 29, 1918
PARSONS, William Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5750 20 James Parsons (p) Cod oil refiner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MACKEY, Joseph St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6086 22 Patrick Mackey (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5348 24 Phoebe Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RICHARDS, Albert Bareneed, Port de Grave District 6332 25 William Richards (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
DOWNEY, James Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District 5909 18 Bernard Downey (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1313 21 Elizabeth Braithwaite (p) Printer 1915 Methodist No No
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
CAVE, Joseph Change Islands, Fogo District 2944 22 Elias Cave (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, July 10, 1917
WILLIAMS, Weston Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District 3312 18 Matthew Williams (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
CROAKE, James 16 Haggerty Street, St. John's 2602 20 Edward Croake (p) Broom maker 1916 No No Variant spelling of name - Croke
TIBBO, George Philip Grand Bank, Burin District 634 25 Hanna Tibbo (p) Fisherman 1914 Methodist No No
SQUIRES, William Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 6157 22 John Squires (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
SENIOR, Frank Flat Island, Burin District 6000 19 Wilson Senior (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORE, William Joseph Thomas St. John's 840 19 Edward Frank Moore (o) Plumber 1914 Methodist No No
DARBY, George Bishop Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's 3004 18 Jessie Darby (p) Student 1916 Methodist No No
MILLER, Ananias Portugal Cove, St. John's East 3863 18 John Miller (p) Fireman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name: Annanias
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KNIGHT, William Blackler 355 Southside Road, St. John's 290 22 Mr. Knight (p) Motor engineer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MERCER, John Hayward Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5902 25 Levi Mercer (p) Sailor 1918 Methodist No No
NORMAN, Sainsbury Lewisporte, Twillingate District 8008 20 Joseph Norman Lumberman 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
STEVENSON, Joseph St. John's 1802 25 Sarah Stevenson (s) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROSS, Michael Joseph Portugal Cove, St. John's East District 250 19 Margaret Neary (p) Miner 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HAFFEY, Thomas St. John's 1038 Richard Haffey (o) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Alexander Jennings Topsail, Harbour Main District 2537 18 John J. Butler (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No