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|
|DAY, William||52 Alexander Street, St. John's||4407||19||Annie Day (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|STOYLES, Patrick J.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5219||21||Michael Stoyles (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BANNISTER, Whitfield||Port Rexton, Trinity District||889||19||Alexander Bannister (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KENNEDY, James||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5033||25||Moses Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Charles Rankin||Newtown, Bonavista District||4953||25||Matilda Morris (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOVER, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3609||24||Annie King (o)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Albert||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||3452||18||Jessie Richards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Thomas Joseph||91 Monkstown Road, St. John's||2869||20||John Kean (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|SMITH, Walter Campbell||Logy Bay Road, St. John's||690||21||Mrs. R.C. Smith (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELL, Felix||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3596||27||Jeremiah Connell (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.|
|SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle||Fogo, Fogo District||1699||19||Constable William H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WINTER, Oliver S.||Burin, Burin District||4473||27||John Winter (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Edward A.||St. John's||1894||20||Isaac C. Morris (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Douglas McNeil||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||306||24||Joseph Baine Osmond (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VASEY, Harvey||34 Kings Road, St. John's||3574||21||Henry J. Vasey (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||One document microfilmed as #2574|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARSANT, Lawrence George||97 Bond Street, St. John's||341||23||Edward James Harsant (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLERIDGE, Peter||Trinity, Trinity District||5852||19||Deborah Coleridge (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Robert||80 Forest Road, St. John's||4693||18||Michael Manning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VATCHER, Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2827||18||John Vatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHAVE, William Burton||Fogo, Fogo District||543||19||W.H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|BURSEY, Walter John||101 Barnes Road, St. John's||2931||18||Mary Bursey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Edgar James||158 Gower Street, St. John's||2781||35||Rose Bradbury (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARBOUR, Wilfred||Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District||3705||27||George Barbour (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OXFORD, Lewis George||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4094||23||John Oxford (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|NASH, Patrick||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||5019||20||Margaret Nash (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4763||20||Richard Taylor (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CUFF, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4814||24||Mrs. William Cuff (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.|
|HALLERAN, Hubert||13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||3604||18||James Halleran (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|