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|
|AYLWARD, Nicholas||Topsail Road, St. John's||4766||19||Michael Aylward (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIBBS, William||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||8424||42||Annie Hibbs (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Flat Bay, St. George District||8441||21||John W. White (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Springdale, Twillingate District||5305||19||Henry Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|ANDERSON, Daniel||Summerside, St. George District||4161||21||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Esau||Glenwood, Twillingate District||8490||36||Catherine Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REARDIGAN, John Joseph||33 Bannerman Street, St. John's||72||21||John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Simeon||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6040||22||David Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUKE, Peter||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||8301||18||Patrick Duke (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Stanley Gordon||St. George, St. George District||268||18||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WAREHAM, John||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4657||18||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers help / lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|LAITE, Llewellyn||Smith Sound, Trinity District||2257||18||Diane Laite (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CALDWELL, William F.||183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4415||27||Harriett Caldwell (p)||Accountant||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|TILLY, Ralph||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4841||26||Mary (William) Tilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley|
|STICKLAND, Peter||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3778||20||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2701||22||Caleb Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Allan||Feild Street, St. John's||5476||22||Susie Richards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Oliver||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8364||21||Joseph Osmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWDEN, George||11 Mullock Street, St. John's||4289||18||Thomas Dowden (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|