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|
|KENNEDY, James||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5033||25||Moses Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREMLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||3575||25||Hannah Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODGERS, Thomas Edward||42 Barter's Hill, St. John's||394||25||Rose Rodgers (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.|
|BUTLER, John||Bauline, St. John's East District||5811||25||Matthew Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|MILLER, Llewllyn||58 Mullock Street, St. John's||8305||25||Nath. Miller (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|BUGDEN, Reginald||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3417||25||Walter Bugden (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELEE, William||Southside, St. John's||1173||25||Sarah Melee (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|BURTON, Charles||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5966||25||Levi Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 11, 1918|
|JAMES/JANES, George R.||Botwood, Twillingate District||1642||25||Harriet James (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|AVERY, Hezekiah||Deep Bight, Random, Trinity District||5140||25||William Avery (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 15, 1918|
|ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham||St. John's||1537||25||Lucy Robertson (p)||Baker||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PARSONS, John William||Freshwater, Bay de Verde district||3920||25||John C. Parsons (p)||Clergy||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|KING, Stephen||59 Cook Street, St. John's||4223||25||Mary King (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAMBERT, Benjamin||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||1748||25||Elizabeth Lambert (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|EDDY, William||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5816||25||William Eddy (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|GOOBIE, Herbert||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8437||25||Elsie Goobie||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, James||Templeman, Bonavista District||6201||25||Levi Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6254||25||James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLLOWAY, Arthur||Newport, Bonavista District||6142||25||Thomas Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Bert||33 Angel Place, St. John's||697||25||Captain Frank Jackman||Storekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|DAWE, Frank||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||5733||25||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5759||25||Thomas Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FRENCH, John Joseph||2 Patrick Street, St. John's||63||25||Benjamin French (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, John A.||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||8409||24||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Dugald||52 Pennywell Road, St. John's||4549||24||Andrew White (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Richard A.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3975||24||William Parsons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLYNN, Frank J.||27 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5025||24||Frank Glynn (p)||Motor engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|