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|
|BEAZLEY, John||Mud Cove, Burin District||3718||19||George Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Dewey||35 Southside Road, St. John's||8307||18||George A. Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Jacob||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5371||20||Elijah French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram]||0-236||Doctor||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical|
|BRUSHETT, Samuel J.||Marystown, Burin District||1758||21||Frank Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Alfred||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4040||32||Bertram Elliott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HART, Jonas||Horwood, Fogo District||3122||21||Martin Hart (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PETERS, Charles||49 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8400||29||May Peters (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ARNAUD, John B||Bannerman House, Circular Road, St. John's||4418||23||Constance Arnaud (p)||Banker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|MOORES, James||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2028||22||Julia Ann Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2498||20||Jonathan Tilley (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, John||47 Military Road, St. John's||0-115 - 5||24||Thomas Williams (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|BARNES, Maxwell||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1576||21||Sarah Ann Barnes (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEVENS, William G.||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4946||21||William Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, John Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||2937||23||George Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|CLARK, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4076||19||Isaac Clark (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4178||22||Matthew Callahan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|QUIRK, Richard||St. Lawrence, Burin District||6248||23||Martha Quirk (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Hermitage, Fortune District||5578||20||Morgan Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLEY, Nicholas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4767||20||Andrew Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3905||18||Edward Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, Herbert Otto||St. John's||1770||18||Thomas Daniel Adams (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CHAFE, Frederick Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3317||18||William Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CORNICK, Fenwick George||30 William Street, St. John's||0-258 - 1436||22||Amelia Cornick (p)||Barber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilm also includes in sequence 0-309 F.J. Cornick consisting of 3 mis-identified documents relating to Fenwick George Cornick. F.J. Cornick does not exist in the Regiment.|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 4250 for misfiled document|
|PENDER, Harry||60 Charles Street, St. John's||4635||21||James Pender (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde||5266||23||William Tilley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Lilley.|
|WHITE, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6092||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||Cape St. George, St. George District||6101||19||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, Henry||Traytown, Bonavista District||4789||18||Florence Littlejohn (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|