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|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BRAKE, Michael Bernard||Marystown, Burin District||3039||18||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Edward||Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District||5138||21||William Snow (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|REES, William E.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4088||19||George Rees (p)||Engine driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2107||20||Joseph Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, John||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8233||28||Kate Boone (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Sidney||Exploits, Twillingate District||4301||21||John Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Michael||St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5647||19||Thomas Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Thomas||St. John's||1175||19||Gerald Aspell (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREAVES, Arthur H.||9 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-136 - 2809||29||Henry E. Greaves (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNICK, Frank||87 Springdale Street, St. John's||2147||21||Stu Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|NOEL, Ronald||77 McFarlane Street, St. John's||3053||23||Harvey Noel (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|HANN, James J.||Lamaline, Burin District||5498||18||Milanda [Melina] Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, George||Wellington, Bonavista District||3494||22||Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|LEWIS, Francis||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8267||24||Winnifred Lewis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYER, Walter||Logy Bay, St. John's East District||4616||21||Ellen Downton (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAVE, Absalom||Change Islands, Fogo District||4395||24||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Michael||Newtown Road, St. John's||4478||18||John Clancey (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CRANE, John C.||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4074||18||John Crane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEPAGE, Manuel||Ship Cove, St. George District||3179||18||Claude LePage (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HOWELL, Malcolm||Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District||4914||19||Julia (William) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Jasper||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5149||23||James Vivian (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Joseph|
|SAUNDERS, Clarence||Fogo, Fogo District||3583||18||Lambert Saunders (o)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|BOND, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3530||20||William Bond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, James||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4831||24||Alexander Fong (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.|
|BURT, Claude||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||6192||17||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|