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|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph||128 Bond Street, St. John's||479||20||Michael O'Keefe (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|FORAN, Sebastian||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-55 - 708||21||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frederick George||Change Islands, Fogo District||440||32||Solomon Roberts (p)||Salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLEY, Joseph||190 New Gower Street, St. John's||84||27||Elizabeth Milley (o)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||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|
|DOOLEY, John Joseph||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||474||22||Frederick Dooley (p)||Presser||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Cyril||British Harbour, Trinity District||0-65 - 824||29||Arthur Gardner (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCHASE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||540||20||Jonas Purchase (o)||Driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|MOTTY, Edgar Page||6 Charlton Street, St. John's||446||19||Mr. Motty (p)||Express driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Jack [John]||11 Lime Street, St. John's||367||19||Richard Squires (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|REID, Charles||17 Cook Street, St. John's||671||29||George L. Reid (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARNETT, Walter Joseph||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||458||33||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Josiah H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||665||24||S. Grace Penney (o)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|FIANDER, Samuel||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||467||20||Samuel Fiander (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|MCNEILL, Hector John||47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's||0-1 - 0-190 - 31||25||Fanny McNeill (p)||Electrician||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|THOMPSON, Walter||15 Larkins Square, St. John's||138||18||William Thompson (p)||Longshoreman - boiler maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MALONEY, Joseph Francis||291 Water Street, St. John's||385||26||John Maloney (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|KELLY, Ernest||17 Gear Street, St. John's||27||19||Thomas Kelly (p)||Printer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEL, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||490||24||Elizabeth Keel (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWE, Harry Mott||17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's||611||19||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BENDELL, James Alexander||235 Water Street, St. John's||207||19||Sophia Bendell (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DOHANEY, William Patrick||21 Prospect Street, St. John's||496||23||Mr. Dohaney (p)||Plumber||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|