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|
|GIBBONS, Harold||Lumsden, Fogo District||5969||18||Kenneth Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|CHAFFEY, Arthur J.||Jeffreys, St. George District||3014||18||Edward Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SIMMS, Wallace||Rencontre, Fortune District||3504||18||Richard Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|POLLETT, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||3521||18||Archibald Pollett (p)||Paper maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|RYAN, William||Gambo, Bonavista District||3381||18||James Ryan (p)||Farming||1917||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CARTER, Chesley William||Pass Island, Fortune District||4080||18||William Carter (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALL, Raymond||Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District||4396||18||Samuel Wall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2292||18||Manoah Hawker (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918|
|CHAPMAN, Herbert||Fort Townshend, St. John's||5017||18||William Chapman (p)||Letter carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, William Ernest||Port au Bras, Burin District||4355||18||Jesse Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||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|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|