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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
RYAN, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 3463 18 Martin Ryan (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Richard Le Marches Point, St. George District 5989 22 Thomas Young (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, William Robinsons Head, St. George District 1581 20 Harry Morris (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 13, 1916
WARFORD, Charles Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District 3673 19 Abraham Warford (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Gordon Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 3754 18 Emma Porter (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Arthur Topsail, Harbour Main District 4698 23 Albert Barnes (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEFFORD, John New Harbour, Trinity District 1575 21 William Hefford (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
COX, William Goulds, St. John's West District 5318 22 Jessie Cox (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BASTOW, William Augustus Pennywell Road, St. John's 676 21 Francis Bastow Farmer 1914 Presbyterian No No
TUCKER, Gordon St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5141 23 Moses Tucker (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALEXANDER, Joseph Mattis Point, St. George District 6299 22 Adolph Alexander (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
ELGAR, William Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 1503 19 Mrs. Henry Ryan (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VIGUERS, William St. John's 1171 19 Annie Viguers (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Henry Charles Topsail, Harbour Main District 589 22 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
OTOOLE, John Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5827 19 Rhoady O'Toole (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Edward John 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 2307 18 George Johnson (p) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Richard Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4570 24 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MANUEL, William Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 4290 22 John Manuel (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RICHARDS, John Topsail, Harbour Main District 5464 23 Michael Richards (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TAYLOR, Job Middle Bight, Harbour Main District 6127 19 Jacob Taylor (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BISHOP, Frederick St. John's 1019 19 Robert Bishop (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
DEVOE, William Codroy, St. George District 3443 19 Marcellius Devoe (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, March 17, 1918
CAMPBELL, Daniel St. Andrews, St. George District 5857 21 John D. Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis St. John's 1216 24 Fannie Mealey (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, December 6, 1919 Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley
MCISAAC, Joseph Grand River, St. George District 5355 21 John McIsaac (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HALL, William Portugal Cove Road, St. John's 1949 23 Michael Hall (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
THOMS, Michael Little Bay, Twillingate District 5532 23 John Thoms (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DAWE, John Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District 4784 20 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCKAY, Isaac Robinsons, St. George District 1408 23 Helena McKay (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
BISHOP, Samuel Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1887 20 Emma Bishop Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, John Little River, St. George District 6269 24 Catherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 449 23 Susan Hoskins (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NICHOLS, Duncan Deer Lake, St. George District 2054 18 George Nichols (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
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.
BENNETT, James Bell Island, St. John's East District 2866 24 William Bennett (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, March 2, 1917
TILLY, Lawrence Clarenville, Trinity District 1404 18 Annie Tilly Farmer 1915 Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Discrepancy in name: Tilley
MCARTHUR, Lockie Grand River, St. George District 5364 22 Jessie McArthur (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Samuel Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5539 22 Job Butler (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Martin Cornwall Avenue, St. John's 4613 21 Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARSONS, Alex Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District 3825 21 Jacob Parsons (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) 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
GILLIS, Roderick V. Highlands, St. George District 4235 30 Archibald Gillis (p) Farmer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Robert J. Manuels, Harbour Main District 4233 20 William Smith (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Charles Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 4568 28 Jacob Mercer (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
POWER, Alphonsus J. St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District 4577 21 Theresa Power (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No