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|
|ADEY, Wilfred||Adeytown, Trinity District||1615||19||Mr. Adey (p)||Fishing and lumbering||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEAR, James Joseph||7 Flower Hill, St. John's||695||20||Agnes Fitzpatrick (p)||Teacher||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LAWLOR, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5036||25||James Lawlor (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Walter A.||Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA||1556||19||Alice Tobin||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1164||22||Sarah Phillips (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WINSLOW, George Joseph||35 Bannerman Street, St. John's||317||21||George Winslow (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, John J.||Burin North, Burin District||5102||25||Mary Pardy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4969||26||Charles McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GARNIER, Joseph||Shallops Cove, St. George District||6009||19||Constance Garnier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||18 Pope Street, St. John's||639||19||Nora Walsh Waddleton (p)||Bottler||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Clement Leslie||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3812||23||Margaret Jane Newell (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|LOCKE, Archibald||12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's||8401||18||George Locke (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Roderick V.||Highlands, St. George District||4235||30||Archibald Gillis (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, William Henry||Botwood, Twillingate District||1654||19||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWMAN, James||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||2901||21||John Newman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 27, 1918|
|HUSSEY, William L.||62 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8039||45||Annie Hussey (s)||Stewart||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|SPENCER, Maxwell||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3640||19||Mary (George) Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5577||20||Alfred Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5512||23||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, James Giles||Lally Cove, Fortune District||2917||28||Elizabeth Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BLAKE, Zachariah||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||4055||22||John Blake (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|KENNEDY, Chesley||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||5325||21||Solomon Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIER, Llewelyn||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3034||18||Edward Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 25, 1918|
|BALDWIN, Gilbert||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3711||19||John Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 2, 1918|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PLOUGHMAN, John||Port Rexton, Trinity District||890||21||Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5381||20||Samuel Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Lloyd||Springdale, Twillingate District||3591||20||Elias Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Willis G.||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3199||21||Joseph Burton Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|SLADE, John||Millertown, Twillingate District||8079||27||Amelia Slade (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|