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|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HYNES, John Francis||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||238||24||James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOULAND, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||488||23||Mrs. Mouland (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAYMOND, Joseph||26 Victoria Street, St. John's||607||20||Mr. Daymond||Automobile worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 29 Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, William Thomas||14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||520||28||Emma Newell (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|FARRINGTON, William||York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's||694||22||Arthur Farrington (p)||Footman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|COMOR, Maurice||Blackpool, England, United Kingdom||725||21||Henry Comor (p)||Salesman||1914||Jewish||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|NEWMAN, Archibald Mark||Twillingate, Twillingate District||487||24||Henry Newman (p)||Sailmaker||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|WARREN, William Valence||231 Southside Road, St. John's||0-204 - 680||25||Cyrus Warren (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George Craniford||7 Southside Road, St. John's||342||22||Elizabeth Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MULLETT, Abraham Thomas||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||437||23||James Mullett (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SELLARS, Allan Augustus||35 Power Street, St. John's||706||19||Samuel Sellars (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 19, 1916|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|EVANS, Nelson||Botwood, Twillingate District||661||21||Selina Evans (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|MANSFIELD, Peter Francis||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||85||37||Marion Mansfield (p)||Traveller||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|NOFTALL, Edward George||Rocky Lane, St. John's||83||19||Henry Noftall (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|WYATT, Thomas Walter||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||386||20||Mrs. Wyatt (p)||Mechanic - marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MARRS, Alfred||235 Water Street West, St. John's||105||27||Henry Marrs (p)||Ships joiner||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|BISHOP, Elijah||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||597||20||Robert Bishop (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|WOODS, Lloyd W.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-184 - 660||24||Sydney Woods (p)||1914||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|