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|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, Henry Thomas.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2190||23||Samuel Granter (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Allan||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3592||20||Henry Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|RICHARDS, Albert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||6332||25||William Richards (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|WHITEWAY, David||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5602||24||William Whiteway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|WHALEN, John||27 Carnell Street, St. John's||4467||21||James Whalen (p)||Draper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|JANES, Charles||Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3983||18||Mrs. James Granter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Wilson||Flat Islands, Burin District||2938||20||Samuel Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SQUIRES, Charles||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8297||19||Alex Squires (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Levi||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6125||20||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Archibald||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2689||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5009||18||Joseph Tremblett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremblet.|
|CLARKE, Alfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5973||21||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Albert||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3797||20||Samson Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|