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|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, Thomas||Torbay, St. John's East District||3185||19||Edward Shea (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOLLOY, James||Torbay, St. John's East District||5771||20||Robert Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATING, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||3329||19||Thomas Keating (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||5794||24||Mary Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Alfred Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||1081||22||Ellen Gosse||Assistant paymaster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYLE, Arch||Torbay Road, St. John's||4445||18||Henry Boyle (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|BARNES, Maxwell||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1576||21||Sarah Ann Barnes (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARNES, Nathan||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4593||20||Rupert Barnes (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARNES, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5088||21||William Barnes (p)||Boilermaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARMITER, Fred||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2440||20||John Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file|
|DAWE, Henry Charles||Topsail, Harbour Main District||589||22||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROACH, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4595||24||Patrick Roach (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Roche.|
|MOYES, Allan||Topsail, Harbour Main District||546||23||Annie Maria Moyes (p)||Brakesman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARMITER, Norman||Topsail, Harbour Main District||3929||18||Samuel Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, John Leslie||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1496||20||Julia Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4694||21||John Chaytor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Andrew Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1375||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIBBS, William James||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2356||24||Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Arthur||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4698||23||Albert Barnes (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||6184||19||Moses Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||2460||20||William Lidstone Sr. (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter John||Topsail Road, St. John's||8215||19||William Lidstone (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Richard||Topsail Road, St. John's||1080||21||Ellen Neville||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|AYLWARD, Nicholas||Topsail Road, St. John's||4766||19||Michael Aylward (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TURNER, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||5250||18||Thomas Turner (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|