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|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|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|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MOTTY, Edgar Page||6 Charlton Street, St. John's||446||19||Mr. Motty (p)||Express driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIANDER, Samuel||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||467||20||Samuel Fiander (p)||Sailor||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|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|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|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 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|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|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|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|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|
|OKEEFE, Patrick Joseph||128 Bond Street, St. John's||479||20||Michael O'Keefe (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|STEPHENSON, John Sydney||Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom||0-112 - 32||25||James Edward Stephenson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I - Photograph of Stephenson included.|
|WYATT, Edward||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||371||22||William Wyatt (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter Campbell||Logy Bay Road, St. John's||690||21||Mrs. R.C. Smith (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Sebastian||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-55 - 708||21||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||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.|
|BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||191||19||C.H. Burridge (p)||Stonemason||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Arthur||93 Gower Street, St. John's||79||20||Thomas Hammond (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JEFFERS, Silas||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||292||22||Francis Jeffers (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I.|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||629||20||Mrs. John Bartlett||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|FOWLER, James Francis||Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?]||311||32||Mary Fowler (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow|
|MOULAND, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||488||23||Mrs. Mouland (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alexander Edward||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||585||20||Edward Parsons (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919|
|SIMMS, John Henry||Fogo, Fogo District||88||22||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|