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|
|TUCKER, Theophilis||Elliston, Trinity District||4778||20||Samuel Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERPOINT, Alfred H.||3 Devon Row, St. John's||3757||25||Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p)||Dry goods clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|PYNN, John||329 Water Street, St. John's||4036||18||Daniel Pynn (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 31, 1918|
|CAINES, Leslie||Lamaline, Burin District||8419||20||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5978||24||William Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||3149||18||Joseph Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 23, 1917||Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|CARROLL, John||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2886||18||Abram Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROOKING, Edwin||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5440||19||Robert Brooking (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|MILLER, Oliver||Flat Island, Burin District||8407||18||Mary Ann Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4803||21||Patrick Power (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SLADE, Josiah||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||6176||20||Philip Slade (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLSEN, Joseph||87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||313||20||Charles Olsen (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PERRY, Isaac||Catalina, Trinity District||3621||18||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document concerning Levi Stockley.|
|BARNES, Lewis||Harbour Mille, Fortune District||6308||21||Charles Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Aaron||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2646||19||Mrs. Noah King (p)||School master||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|GREELEY, Matthew||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1574||22||Sarah Greeley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3843||19||Joseph Hall (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Henry Lewis||Lamaline, Burin District||3295||19||George G. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Thomas P.||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2155||18||John Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|FRANCIS, Albert Edward||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||2918||20||Philip Francis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|