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|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|HEAD, Horatio||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5979||24||Joseph Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas White||St. John's||856||19||Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p)||Druggist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|LEMESSURIER, Wallace||St. John's||2034||19||Alexander Lemessurier||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWLING, William A.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4153||18||Ernest Dowling (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Alfred||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||3182||22||James Anstey (p)||Sail making||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWFORD, Robert Reid||179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-253 - 2086||19||Harry Crawford (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, Walter||Sandy Point, St. George District||1707||21||Nixon Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Thomas S.F||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4771||19||Thomas Moore (p)||Operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENS, Benjamin||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6107||23||William H. Stevens (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Herbert||Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District||8345||18||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNY, Stephen||English Harbour, Trinity District||1089||19||Elizabeth Penney||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||4807||19||Mrs. Annie Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|QUINTON, Joseph Ingram||Princeton, Bonavista District||3019||22||Joliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|THORBURN, Clinton||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4184||18||Robert Thorburn (p)||Clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Allan||240 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2205||18||Mrs. Azariah Roberts (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|BROWN, James G.||Rock Harbour, Burin District||1984||21||Henry Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 9, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SNOW, Levi John||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2879||23||Samuel Snow (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|POPE, Robert||Botwood, Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2550||20||Stephen Pope (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|LACEY, George||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2344||19||Martin Lacey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Champneys North, Trinity District||4978||19||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|