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|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Ernest||Codroy, St. George District||5856||22||Septimus Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Chesley||Trinity East, Trinity District||4346||18||Albert Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANNING, John||56 Cochrane Street, St. John's||5391||19||John Canning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis [Louis Frederick]||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Louis F. Newell enlisted in 1915, was released as underaged and in 1917 re-enlisted under the name Richard Louis Newell. His legal name appeared in his service record in 1935.|
|GHANEY, Patrick||Colliers, Harbour Main District||5830||20||Nicholas Ghaney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|POWER, Stephen||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4803||21||Patrick Power (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4051||20||Elias Wellman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||6184||19||Moses Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLSEN, Joseph||87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||313||20||Charles Olsen (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDWARDS, Alphonso J.||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2287||19||Mrs. Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, May 5, 1918|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Stanley||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5491||21||Henry Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WADE, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6253||22||John Wade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Isaac||Catalina, Trinity District||3621||18||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Uriah||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||6146||24||Uriah Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|LAKE, Philip J.||Fortune, Burin District||4403||20||Thomas Lake (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|SIMMS, Charles||84 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5437||20||Henry Simms (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, Samuel||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4633||19||Henry Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter Joseph||48 Codners Street, St. John's||3233||22||Mary Tobin (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|