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|
|HOWELL, William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5510||24||John Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARROW, Daniel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2154||24||Mrs. Job Barrow (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 15, 1916|
|REES, Fred S.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2626||24||William Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.|
|LOCKE, Joseph||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5457||24||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DULEY, Cyril Chancey||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-39 - 872||24||Thomas James Duley (p)||1914||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|SHEARS, Maxwell Distin||St. John's||817||24||Gilbert D. Shears (p)||Broker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6002||24||Thomas Carew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOSKINS, William J.||St. Albans, Fortune District||6227||24||Thomas Hoskins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|BENNETT, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2866||24||William Bennett (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|DODGE, John||English Harbour East, Fortune District||6138||24||George Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Isaac||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4699||24||Mrs. Job B. Howell (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MIFFLIN, Chesley James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2963||24||Edmund Mifflin (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COFFIN, Joseph||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5987||24||George Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULROONEY, Patrick W.||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6185||24||Daniel Mulrooney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Victoria Bay, Fogo District||2690||24||Alfred King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Frederick||147 Lemarchant Road, St. John's||2906||24||Frederick George Chafe (p)||Plumber||1916||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOYDE, Ernest||Little Bay, Twillingate District||6095||24||James Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.|
|HISCOCK, Lewis J.||Winterton, Trinity District||3992||24||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, William Joseph||Southside Road, St. John's||133||24||Catherine Ryan (p)||Skinner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Richard||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4570||24||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|HAWKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1606||24||Fanny Hawkins (p)||River driver||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WELLS, Raymond Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2889||24||Robert James Wells (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TOUCHINGS, John||Pass Island, Fortune District||6136||24||John Touching (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|MASTERS, William L.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2797||24||James Masters (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|HOUNSELL, Japheth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2110||24||Henry Hounsell (p)||Paper mill||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Killed in action Neuve-Église|
|JACKMAN, Patrick J.||45 Springdale Street, St. John's||8241||24||Alice F. Jackman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|