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 email@example.com 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|
|HALL, Chesley||261 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4157||18||George Hall (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, Alphonsus||Conche, St. Barbe District||1904||18||Bridget Fitzpatrick (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 29, 1916|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|SIMMS, Wallace||Rencontre, Fortune District||3504||18||Richard Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Thomas||Burin Bay, Burin District||4898||18||Joseph Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||8403||18||Edward Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARLEY, James||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3896||18||John Kearley (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CROCKER, Odo||Cowards Island, Bonavista District||5175||18||Richard Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|PIKE, Manuel Edward||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2666||18||Mrs. Lewis Pike (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ronald||152 Casey Street, St. John's||8499||18||Hubert Taylor (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCGRORY, John||83 Patrick Street, St. John's||3154||18||David McGrory (p)||Steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGory|
|BRYANT, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3623||18||Herbert Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Justin||50 Colonial Street, St. John's||3476||18||Michael O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|POWER, Redmond J.||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2386||18||Patrick Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Robert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3036||18||Robert Tilley (p)||Railroad||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WOODMAN, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||2377||18||Frederick Woodman (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DULEY, Lionel Thomas||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-200 - 2945||18||Thomas J. Duley (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORTUNE, Stephen||Jeffreys, St. George District||3146||18||James Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|SHEARS, Ralph C.||9 King's Road, St. John's||2317||18||Alfred H. Shears (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LYNCH, Thomas Joseph||18 Carew Street, St. John's||3218||18||Patrick Lynch (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4425||18||Samuel Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPEARNS, Alfred||24 Colonial Street, St. John's||4598||18||Annie Spearns (p)||Packer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||6074||18||Edward Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||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|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Henry||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5226||18||Henry Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|TEIXEISA, Joseph||Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal||3424||18||James Teixeira (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Attestation papers also misfiled with service #13. Teixeisa was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of name: Teixeira.|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|CARROLL, Richard A.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2668||18||Alice Rose (o)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|BALSOM, Roy Leslie||Clarenville, Trinity District||2770||18||William Balsom (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|