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|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|WALSH, John Aloysius||St. John's||693||19||Stan G. Walsh||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|WAKELY, Henry Cleverly||St. John's||948||19||Thomas Wakely (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 11, 1919||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, Michael||St. John's||1596||33||Margaret O'Rourke (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Frank||St. John's||1820||19||Frederick Coxworthy (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|LEE, William||St. John's||1882||19||Fanny Lee (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|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.|
|LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald||St. John's||947||23||Ronald M. Lillie (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWE, Henry||St. John's||1118||23||Jacob Rowe (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|MEADUS, Robert||St. John's||1013||20||Susanna Meadus (p)||Baker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Thomas||St. John's||1074||20||Catherine (Morrissey) Ryan (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Morrisey|
|MCDONALD, Michael Patrick||St. John's||1746||20||James McDonald (p)||Gardener||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HUSSEY, Harold||St. John's||2255||21||William Hussey (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODONNELL, Edward Vincent||St. John's||1775||30||Mrs. James Hannigan (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|