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|
|CASE, William||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district||4588||18||John Case (p)||Assistant surveyor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||444||23||E.B. Colbourne (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|OAKE, Frederick||Change Islands, Fogo District||4228||18||John Oake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MYRICK, John||12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||99||19||Patrick Myrick (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 10, 1915|
|CAVE, Henry John||Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District||4394||22||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DAVIS, Edwin||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||3668||19||William Davis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HILL, Harris||55 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8262||27||Thomas Hill (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Joseph F.||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4747||24||Darius Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Garland||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4058||19||Abraham Snow (p)||Trapper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, George||Grand Bank, Burin district||8145||25||Mrs. Amelia H. White (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COX, Sydney||48 George Street, St. John's||2492||21||Mrs. Sydney Cox (s)||Longshoreman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Bernard||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-215 - 12||19||Mr. Forsey (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.|
|PIKE, Stanley Gordon||St. John's||1235||23||Mrs. William Pike (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 10, 1916|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||0-33 - 333||28||A.J. Harvey (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.|
|HOWLETT, James Joseph||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3313||19||John Howlett (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|VICKERS, Joseph||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6018||20||William Vickers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Bank Head, St. George District||5986||24||Dinier Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, John||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5172||22||Adam Skeffington (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, George||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2677||21||Andrew Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WAY, Garfield||Newtown, Bonavista District||3153||24||Robert Way (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, George||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||2867||20||Abram Morgan (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|ELLIOTT, John G.||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4822||18||Mrs. George Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICE, Arthur||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5279||19||Patrick Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMART, Christopher||Lethbridge, Bonavista District||4788||19||Thomas Smart (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERPOINT, Alfred H.||3 Devon Row, St. John's||3757||25||Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p)||Dry goods clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Donald Morison||321 Southside Road, St. John's||2848||18||G. E. Turner (p)||Analyst||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|THISTLE, Frederick||20 Charlton Street, St. John's||8283||19||Levi Thistle (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5978||24||William Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, Maxwell Distin||St. John's||817||24||Gilbert D. Shears (p)||Broker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|
|KEHOE, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5776||20||John Kehoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|GOODYEAR, Reginald||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3446||21||Walter Goodyear (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|PIKE, Alfred E.||Springdale, Twillingate District||8188||24||Annie Pike (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Francis H.||34 Circular Road, St. John's||0-76 - 287||20||Herbert E. Knight (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|EVERSON, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5782||21||Solomon Everson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Jack||67 Monkstown Road, St. John's||5078||23||Thomas Lawlor (p)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|