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|
|CURTIS, Roland||28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's||1996||18||Archibald Curtis (p)||Packer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, John Francis||176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2778||20||Joseph Moore (p)||Train fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DONNELLY, John||112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's||5074||26||John Donnelly (p)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222 - 128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|KEATING, Michael||No information||2903||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|HANRAHAN, Gerald||49 Barters Hill, St. John's||4432||18||Bridget Hanrahan (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Joseph John||English Harbour, Trinity District||3413||18||John Penny (of Mark) (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1631||21||Martha McKay (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROACH, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4595||24||Patrick Roach (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Roche.|
|MILLEY, Hayward||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4180||18||Absalom Milley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POOLE, Martin||English Cove, Harbour Main District||4564||20||Henry Poole (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Arthur||Summerford, Twillingate District||2465||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife.|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|CORCORAN, James||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4361||23||Thomas Corcoran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|MALONEY, Joseph Francis||291 Water Street, St. John's||385||26||John Maloney (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|PEEL, Robert||22 Cook Street, St. John's||3888||35||Ellen Peel (p)||Insurance agent||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|WHITE, Martin||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6012||22||Cornelius White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAVIS, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2409||21||Joseph Davis (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Elias B.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5422||22||James Brown (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Dennis||Newtown Road, St. John's||4482||29||Mrs. Allan Clancey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|CARNELL, John||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4627||18||George Carnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John Joseph||318 City Terrace, St. John's||4602||19||Thomas Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COURAGE, Roland||Catalina, Trinity District||3136||21||Abel Courage (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||3729||23||Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLIS, George||Highlands, St. George District||3680||19||Alex. H. Gillis (p)||Railroading||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, Walter||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||8471||27||Philip Whalen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOOTE, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8120||44||Lillian Foote (s)||Railroad man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Edmund||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||2621||19||Edward Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, Clementine||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8486||27||William Atkins (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4609||25||Robert Hatcher (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|