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|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TEAMES, John||2 Murphy Square, St. John's||4113||22||Timothy Teames (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Leo||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5970||20||John Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Jacob||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||168||22||Richard Abbott (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FINN, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3230||22||James Finn (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, Chesley N.||Horwood, Fogo District||4218||19||John Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|HYNES, Michael||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3868||21||Andrew Hynes (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CUTLER, Henry||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6259||20||William Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Otto||53 Goodview Street, St. John's||4456||20||John Moore (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|CONRAN, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2531||19||Mrs. James Conran (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROSS, William J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8386||26||Martha E. Cross (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Peter L.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4220||19||William Penny (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEANS, Stanley||Change Islands, Fogo District||8272||43||Julia Jeans (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, Regt. # 4249|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4494||19||Samuel Roach (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.|
|BOUZAN, James||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8016||27||James R. Bouzan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, James||227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||5104||23||John Mullins (p)||Bricklayer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|POPE, Abel||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||6082||19||Robert Pope (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Eugene||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||3232||19||James H. Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Walter||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2060||18||Henry C. Snow (p)||Coachman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Ebenezer George||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2523||27||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||One document microfilmed as #2573|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLETT, Walter||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2540||23||Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert||Springdale, Twillingate District||4041||21||Eliza Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEGGE, James||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5806||23||Edmund Legge (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HASKELL, Augustus||Lamaline, Burin District||3297||19||Ida Haskell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|FRAMPTON, William J.||38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2280||18||Mrs. William Frampton (p)||Carpenter||1916||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STUCKLESS, John||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||4671||22||Thomas Stuckless (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Arthur||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||3173||22||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Joseph William||34 Codners Lane, St. John's||0-111 - 536||24||John Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|ROPER, Henry||26 Dicks Square, St. John's||670||20||Joseph Roper (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William J.||Rocky Lane, St. John's||8022||24||Henry Noftall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|COURTNEY, Edgar Hatcher||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2530||17||Mrs. Joseph Warren (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|