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, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John F.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5488||21||Robert Dawe (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNICK, Chesley||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3649||18||William Cornick (p)||Papermaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Harold||Great Burin, Burin District||4319||18||Joseph Hallett (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas M.||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4490||18||Thomas Murphy Sr. (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bernard||51 Cabot Street, St. John's||2956||27||Mrs. Joseph Butler (p)||Rancher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||4309||21||Frederick Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Dorman||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||8235||22||George White (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSON, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||4927||20||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYME, Archibald A.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-271 - 3819||18||Elizabeth M. Syme (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MARSH, Richard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5845||22||Elizabeth Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROCKLEHURST, Edward S.||21 Maxse Street, St. John's||2519||24||Charles Brocklehurst (p)||Steel worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|LOVELESS, John||Seal Cove, Fortune District||2970||22||John Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|BOLLAN, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||5375||21||Esau Bollan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boland.|
|GEARY, Alexander||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8054||28||Rachel Geary (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Hubert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4783||22||George Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRON, Peter Francis||St. John's||945||29||Alice Barron (s)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|CANNING, Wilfred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3727||23||Noah Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNEE, Matthew||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2342||19||Cornelius Knee (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|