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|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|SNOW, Edward||Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District||5138||21||William Snow (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|REES, William E.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4088||19||George Rees (p)||Engine driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, John||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8233||28||Kate Boone (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Benjamin||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||4325||32||Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Michael||St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5647||19||Thomas Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Max||Fortune, Burin District||4006||19||Thomas Poole (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Ernest||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||4725||18||Bertram Barrett (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|GREAVES, Arthur H.||9 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-136 - 2809||29||Henry E. Greaves (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, James J.||Lamaline, Burin District||5498||18||Milanda [Melina] Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Francis||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8267||24||Winnifred Lewis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYER, Walter||Logy Bay, St. John's East District||4616||21||Ellen Downton (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||4723||21||James Stuckless (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAVE, Absalom||Change Islands, Fogo District||4395||24||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURLEY, George||Marystown, Burin District||4356||18||Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Michael||Newtown Road, St. John's||4478||18||John Clancey (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Cecil||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3532||22||William Rose (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||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|
|HOWELL, William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5510||24||John Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Jacob||Pushthrough, Fortune District||6271||19||Mary Jane Caines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar||444 Southside Road, St. John's||891||23||Ada May Vere-Holloway (s)||Longshoreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Clarence||Fogo, Fogo District||3583||18||Lambert Saunders (o)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|BOLAND, William||Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6160||18||Bernard Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, James||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4831||24||Alexander Fong (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|