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|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|GROUCHY, Horatio William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2025||31||Jesse Grouchy (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OQUINN, Peter J.||South Branch, St. George District||5672||21||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John J.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3214||21||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, John Valentine||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1210||26||Ethel Peddle Ross (s)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|JARVIS, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4135||19||Eli Jarvis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|STONE, Henry Skinner||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||361||29||Hannah Stone (s)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, John||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||6131||20||Samuel Kean (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|MARTIN, John Joseph||55 Plymouth Road, St. John's||3607||23||John Martin (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, William Joseph Thomas||St. John's||840||19||Edward Frank Moore (o)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, Llewllyn||58 Mullock Street, St. John's||8305||25||Nath. Miller (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|
|FRY, Hezekiah||Charleston, Bonavista District||4959||26||John Fry (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Job||Middle Bight, Harbour Main District||6127||19||Jacob Taylor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ONEILL, Martin Patrick||8 Lime Street, St. John's||468||30||Margaret O'Neill (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Out of numerical order; follows # 475|
|SLANEY, Gregory||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3242||19||Frank Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOLLETT, Nicholas||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||6283||20||Samuel Hollett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLES, Humphrey||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3779||21||Levi Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENING, Garland||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||1506||19||Alexandra Greening (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Howard Leroy||52 Leslie Street, St. John's||2914||20||W.J. Janes (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|WALSH, Augustus J.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3914||22||Patrick Walsh (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HURLEY, William Joseph||153 Duckworth Street, St. John's||11||28||Johanna Hurley (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Chesley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4528||18||Joseph Barnes (p)||Draper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|KILLIN, Joseph||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-294 - 2112||26||Thomas Killin (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|POPE, William James||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6307||23||Albert Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Marcus Stanley||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3332||20||James Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALE, Arthur||St. John's||875||19||William G. Heale (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Walter Leonard||20 Buchanan Street, St. John's||407||19||John Joseph Murphy (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 29, 1915|
|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.|
|PELLEY, Douglas||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3456||20||Jabez Pelley (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||8403||18||Edward Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARLEY, James||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3896||18||John Kearley (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLBERT, Ronald||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5188||21||John Colbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, June 7, 1918|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CROCKER, Odo||Cowards Island, Bonavista District||5175||18||Richard Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ASH, Richard||42 Spencer Street, St. John's||8067||57||Julia Ash (s)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|