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|
|CHAFE, Samuel||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5293||24||Daniel Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Frank||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||5378||19||Charles Cull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|PARSONS, Frank Yates||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2483||21||Peter Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1533||19||John Hussey (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|PITMAN, Richard||Lamaline, Burin District||400||26||Elizabeth Walters (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Pittman|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, Walter||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5139||21||Richard Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|BLACKMORE, Cyril Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3231||18||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOY, William||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1376||22||William Joy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, William||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4424||22||John Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, Edward||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1588||20||Rose (West) Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COADY, Patrick||Burin, Burin District||4769||25||John Coady (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELSON, Albert John||Spotted Islands, Labrador||2818||19||Albert Elson (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|GUY, Mark||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1271||20||James Guy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLON, Stewart F.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4202||18||Samuel Wellon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Philip||Millertown, Twillingate District||8209||38||Elsie J. Morey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|WORTHINGTON, Lewis Llewellyn||No information||0-165 - 1862||48||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. From 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment, Liverpool|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry Thomas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5687||22||Frank Saunders (o)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, John||St. John's||1291||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Alex||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4832||26||Mrs. Thomas Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, Patrick||St. Albans, Fortune District||6232||21||William Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.|