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|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FILLIER, Frank||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||1377||18||Thomas Filler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Clarence Valentine||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3365||18||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Triton, Twillingate District||2301||18||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Harold Anthony||Battery Road, St. John's||3050||18||Stan Walsh (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PALFREY, Patrick||10 Gilmore Street, St. John's||2582||18||Margaret Palfrey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|PARDY, Archibald C.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8204||18||John Pardy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|SKINNER, John Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3383||18||Cornelius Skinner (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains Attestation for short service.|
|PENNELL, Samuel||67 Lime Street, St. John's||2887||18||James Bennett (p)||Jeweller||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|SPARKES, Hubert||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3580||18||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparks.|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|
|PAUL, Robert||Burin Bay, Burin District||4087||18||Albert Paul (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PINE, Aloysius Richard||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5385||18||James Pine (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Robert||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3753||18||Richard Rideout (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2972||18||George Harris (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKINS, Edward L.||3 Rocky Lane, St. John's||4234||18||Samuel Hawkins (p)||Book binder||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARNETT, Alphaeus||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3415||18||Samuel Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRINSTON, Angus Perry||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2851||18||Nelson Brinston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCKAY, Notman Arthur||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4277||18||Sarah McKay (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SIMMS, Frank Fred Hayward||Burin, Burin District||2959||18||Frederick Simms (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Monday, December 3, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|PEYTON, Herbert Munden||Botwood, Twillingate District||4160||18||Thomas Peyton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|DOWLING, William A.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4153||18||Ernest Dowling (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, William Curtis||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4991||18||Alexander Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|