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|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||5347||22||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|COSH, Archibald||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3716||23||Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FURLONG, Stephen J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8031||24||Matthew Furlong (p)||Teamster and lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|ELLIS, George||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5225||22||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Ronald||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2066||19||James Neville (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAWKER, Walter Clarke||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-265 - 1843||19||Manoah Hawker (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Patrick||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4889||19||Monague Hapgood (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, John||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5490||20||Job Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WIGHT, George||83 Flower Hill, St. John's||8284||23||Laura Wight (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as White.|
|MORGAN, Robert Stanley||South River, Port de Grave District||719||20||Benjamin Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Discrepancy in occupation|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HURLEY, Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3593||19||Thomas Hurley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIVIAN, William||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5178||22||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5865||22||John Joseph Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBER, Peter||Spanish Room, Burin District||6066||23||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Warrick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2218||20||Uriah Martin (p) (o)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Previously transcribed as Warick|
|RIDGLEY, Hubert||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2951||21||Edward Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account|
|KELLY, Michael Francis||37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||148||24||Mrs. Kelly (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SAUNDERS, George||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5278||27||Richard Saunders (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROCHE, Allan||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||5186||19||John Roche (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|STACEY, Wilson||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5988||22||Albert Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|KEATES, Robert J.||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||5257||23||John Keates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Keats|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOYLES, Obediah||Pooles Island, Bonavista District||3814||21||Charles Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918|
|JACOBS, Levi||Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||4973||21||James Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WILLIAMS, William||Wales, United Kingdom||3063||50||Mrs. William Williams (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|