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|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Arthur||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4698||23||Albert Barnes (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|RODWAY, George W.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District||5930||24||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOGAN, John Joseph||St. John's||1050||25||Minnie Bogan (p)||Broker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|TOBIN, Patrick Francis||St. John's||1209||20||Bridget J. Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 27, 1916|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILSON, William Patrick||51 Carters Hill, St. John's||2731||19||Andrew Wilson (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Levi||Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, St. Barbe District||1873||32||George Reid(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMORE, Elijah||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3638||33||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2234||22||Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p)||Grocer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALSH, John Aloysius||St. John's||693||19||Stan G. Walsh||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHANNING, Hubert||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||4753||22||Lewis Channing (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURLEY, John Thomas||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1435||30||Elizabeth Curley (s)||Iron moulder||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEVER, William Thomas||Hearts Content, Trinity District||888||24||William Lever (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOONEY, James Raymond||Great Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||920||20||Alfred Mooney (p)||Whaler||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DAY, Elthun Arthur||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2878||18||Joseph John Day (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Samuel||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||2505||18||John Collins (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAMEN, Richard Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||3037||19||Benjamin Hamen (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 25, 1921|
|HANN, Robert||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3915||26||James Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, George||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3619||21||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||8159||23||James Hunt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNEY, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4923||26||Rebecca Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|SPENCE, Thomas||Whitbourne, Trinity District||5927||19||Mary Bird (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||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|
|ROSE, John||Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2175||18||Ambrose Rose (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|WALL, John||27 Military Road, St. John's||4303||27||Thomas Wall (p)||Woodworker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENDALL, Edwin||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3115||18||George Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Harry||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2101||18||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|