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|
|KILLIN, Joseph||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-294 - 2112||26||Thomas Killin (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|POWER, James Thornton||St. John's||1169||20||Thomas Power (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5737||23||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.|
|HEALEY, Patrick||68 Water Street West, St. John's||4955||19||John Healey (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Anthony||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3347||18||Daniel J. Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||8403||18||Edward Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Edward||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5772||20||Thomas Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, Richard||42 Spencer Street, St. John's||8067||57||Julia Ash (s)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|NORMAN, Jesse||Catalina, Trinity District||3512||20||Theresa (William) Norman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|PINK, Kenneth||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5576||22||John Pink (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAIN, Thomas Sidney||Boston, Massachussetts, USA||3052||31||W.J.T. Pain (p)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5935||21||Charles Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANE, Enos||Millertown, Twillingate District||8115||37||Annie Lane (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|VOISEY, Edward Joseph||1 Hagerty Street, St. John's||1185||23||Mary Ann Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Abe||Conne River, Fortune District||6314||20||Peter Stride (p)||Logger||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Stanley||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6139||20||Elinezer Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GARLAND, William B.||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||8313||19||James Garland (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, Samuel||Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District||5747||23||Marmi Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5368||18||Bridgett Green (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5302||22||Henry Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, John||Henley Harbour, Labrador||3471||22||Elizabeth Ann (Moses) Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Willis||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||272||27||Jane Manuel (p)||Millwright||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|TAYLOR, Ronald||152 Casey Street, St. John's||8499||18||Hubert Taylor (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|STAFFORD, Charles||261 Southside, St. John's||4688||18||William Stafford (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEER, John||50 Cookstown Road, St. John's||4687||18||John Beer (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|ROCKWOOD, John Joseph||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2358||18||James Rockwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONWAY, Bernard||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5768||21||Daniel Conway (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|