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|
|MANNING, Augustine Joseph||31 Gower Street, St. John's||177||21||James Manning (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, June 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|HYNES, William Patrick||St.Brendans, Bonavista District||2726||22||James Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MILLS, Joseph||Burlington, Twillingate District||4333||24||Azarilla Mills (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Chesley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5334||26||Thomas Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|ASH, Richard||42 Spencer Street, St. John's||8067||57||Julia Ash (s)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEALEY, William James.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2984||18||John Healey (p)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||CWGC|
|CUFF, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5709||19||William Cuff (p)||Steel worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur Joseph||113 Longs Hill, St. John's||6||22||Arthur Penney (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HUMPHREY, Thomas||6 Power Street, St. John's||375||22||Jessie Fredrickson (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINLIN, Arthur||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||5975||19||Samuel Quinlin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|PITCHER, Charles||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2319||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, Walter Tucker||146 Gower Street, St. John's||3020||22||Fanny B. Joyce (p)||Book keeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ADEY, Wilfred||Adeytown, Trinity District||1615||19||Mr. Adey (p)||Fishing and lumbering||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, John R. [Richard]||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2788||John Pardy||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Ernest||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2654||18||Robert Oldford (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEARCE, Alick||Clarenville, Trinity District||2389||26||Edmond Pearce (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Arthur Fred||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1131||21||J.W. Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes documents relating to Private Isaiah Wilcox, 1131X, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve.|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Archibald||Clarenville, Trinity District||1316||28||Mrs. Pearce (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Cecil||Gambo, Bonavista District||2512||22||Ezekiel Osmond (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|ODRISCOLL, Lawrence||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||6084||23||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|VOKEY, John C.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4538||21||William Vokey (p)||Machinist||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|HUSSY, Thomas Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1218||22||Helen Hussey (p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORGAN, Walter||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5659||20||Joseph Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Herbert||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8437||25||Elsie Goobie||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|