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|
|HEWLETT, Llewelyn||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||6286||18||Charlie Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOYLE, Arch||Torbay Road, St. John's||4445||18||Henry Boyle (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4649||18||Patrick Sullivan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, George||Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4925||18||John A. Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Gordon||53 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2309||18||Charles Lewis (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, William||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5338||18||George Scott (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Philip||29 Feild Street, St. John's||3500||18||Thomas Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|CAREW, Thomas Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||2206||18||Mrs. David Carew (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||526||18||Dr. George F. Bowden (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||I|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Thomas||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3632||18||Michael Devereaux (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Devereux.|
|CHAFE, Frederick Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3317||18||William Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LARKIN, Michael||71 Queens Road, St. John's||2408||18||Jack Larkin (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUELIN, William||Robinsons, St. George District||4368||18||James Huelin (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAREHAM, John||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4657||18||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|TAYLOR, James||Burin Bay, Burin District||4086||18||John Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARCH, Hugh||Campbells Creek, St. George District||4874||18||Sarah March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Marsh.|
|CLARKE, George Max||Grand Bank, Burin District||2973||18||Lionel Clarke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Moses J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2441||18||Nathaniel Osbourne (p)||Railway hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Nathaniel||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4742||18||James Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3695||18||Prescott Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|