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|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, Herbert||Fort Townshend, St. John's||5017||18||William Chapman (p)||Letter carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Charles||Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3983||18||Mrs. James Granter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Cyril W.||Britannia, Trinity District||4065||18||Walter Bugden (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|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|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KNOTT, Cecil James||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2882||18||Robert Knott (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, May 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|SOPER, Llewellyn||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4689||18||Joseph Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|ANDREWS, Walter||St. John's||2058||18||John Andrews (p)||Salesman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ENGLAND, George||28 Spencer Street, St. John's||3561||18||David England (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, George||Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District||3643||18||Charles Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Augustus George||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3750||18||George Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||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.|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|