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|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|PIKE, Lorenzo George||Belleoram, Fortune District||3528||18||Kathleen Fudge (p)||Clerk||1917||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|
|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|
|ANDREWS, Walter||St. John's||2058||18||John Andrews (p)||Salesman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, George||28 Spencer Street, St. John's||3561||18||David England (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Augustus George||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3750||18||George Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, John||Felix Cove, St. George District||4878||18||Daniel Hall (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|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).|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||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|
|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|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Lyle||Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District||4866||18||Annie Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||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|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville||Crabbes, St. George District||2789||18||Joseph Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Lonzel||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3834||18||Ellen Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ALISON, John||New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6013||18||John Alison (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGROW, Herbert||3 George Street, St. John's||3441||18||Joseph LeGrow (p)||Marble cutter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|BILLARD, Wilson||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4294||18||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEPAGE, Manuel||Ship Cove, St. George District||3179||18||Claude LePage (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|