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|
|ABBOTT, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4838||20||James Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, Edward||12 Lion Square, St. John's||8349||21||Margaret Foley (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Joseph P.||31 Queen's Road, St. John's||2398||18||Patrick O'Driscoll (p)||Scholar||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4304||23||William Knight (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Wilfred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3727||23||Noah Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Peter||127 Southside Road, St. John's||4479||18||Leo Blundon (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.|
|GIBBONS, Caleb||Lumdsen South , Fogo District||5143||18||Martin Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WARREN, John Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2784||31||Mrs. Joseph Warren (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLON, Wilfred B.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6291||20||Samuel Wellon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alfred||Sandy Point, St. George District||2852||19||Lewis Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|PERRY, Percie||Newtown, Bonavista District||4181||27||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce|
|SMITH, Aaron||Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District||5637||20||John Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NANGLE, Thomas||0-20||Priest||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.|
|GREENING, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4956||20||John Greening (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STOKES, Edgar||Cape Freels, Bonavista District||5492||23||John Stokes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|POWER, James Francis||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2281||18||Mrs. Joseph Power (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|NEWELL, Victor Perrin||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3598||19||Nathan Newell||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 17, 1917|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||486||24||John White (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|WOODS, Frank||Port au Port, St. George District||6087||24||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNICK, Raymond Albert||30 William Street, St. John's||2825||18||Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Sidney||Turks Bight, Notre Dame Bay||2082||24||Samuel Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Sydney; signature is Sidney.|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|PENNELL, John||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1542||19||Mary Pennell (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Thomas||118 Water Street. St. John's||3245||24||Norah Tobin (o)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Morley||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1259||26||Elizabeth Soper (p)||Station agent||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 29, 1915|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|MYERS, Edward||St. John's||4810||22||Helen Myers (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains documents relating to service #4793, Leo McFarlane|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|BROWN, Everett||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||3829||19||Elias Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 3722 for misfiled document|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|PARSONS, Richard F.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8405||19||William Parsons (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RIDEOUT, Obed||Long Island, Twillingate District||6335||19||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, James||Fogo, Fogo District||6206||19||Pierce Farrell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|