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|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4250 for misfiled document|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CATER, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3557||18||Mary (John) Cater (p)||Office clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BURSEY, Walter John||101 Barnes Road, St. John's||2931||18||Mary Bursey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|READER, Charles||London, England, United Kingdom||4172||18||Mrs. Louie Reader (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur J.||Cape St. George, St. George District||4745||18||Henry Rowe (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5870||18||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3361||18||Patrick Murphy (o)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Hugh||Springdale, Twillingate District||3581||18||Lucy (Martin) Williams (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|REID, James||Codroy, St. George District||5835||18||Thomas Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Angus||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5976||18||John Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|CLOUSTON, William J||77 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-212 - 3460||18||William J. Clouston Sr. (p)||Student||1917||No||No|
|LUFF, Selby (Silvia)||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5517||18||Wesley Luff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GREEN, Harvey||Trinity, Trinity District||2924||18||John Green (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Harold James||St. John's||777||18||Mrs. Henry Andrews (p)||Boiler maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|WALSH, Harold Anthony||Battery Road, St. John's||3050||18||Stan Walsh (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATH, Peter||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3198||18||James Heath (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WINSOR, Claude||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4112||18||Mrs. Winsor (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSHER, George Henry||Fortune, Burin District||4168||18||Saul Mosher (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, John Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3383||18||Cornelius Skinner (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains Attestation for short service.|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|
|KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph||26 Plank Road, St. John's||2966||18||Hugh Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|