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|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CROWELL, Parker||Glenwood, Twillingate District||5524||19||William Crowell (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KENNEDY, Chesley||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||5325||21||Solomon Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|KENNEDY, Cyril||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5013||19||Minnie Kennedy (p)||Railway agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1066||27||Nora Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 30, 1915|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|OWENS, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4059||19||Thomas Owens (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COVEYDUCK, William||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5400||21||James Coveyduck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PERKS, Ambrose||2 Central Street, St. John's||2553||21||Mary Perks (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X|
|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|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|BOONE, William||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||5022||21||James Boone (p)||Bottler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Redmond J.||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2386||18||Patrick Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||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|
|UPWARDS / UPWARD, Warrick Pearce||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay||2777||19||Arthur Upwards (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Attestation papers state Upwards; elsewhere as Upward; Listed as Upward in CWGC; Variant spelling of name - Percie and Pierce|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BARNES, Lester||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4560||19||Thomas Edward Barnes (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|