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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
ANGEL, Heber 130 Hamilton Street, St. John's 2453 19 John Angel (p) Scholar 1916 Methodist No No
MCHUGH, Patrick Exploits, Twillingate District 5702 19 Sarah McHugh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Bertram Popes Harbour, Trinity District 8399 23 Mary J. Vokey (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUCKLEY, William St. John's 752 19 Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PELLEY, Pierce Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's 8223 18 Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
JANES, Stephen Francis St. John's 1501 19 Mrs. John Janes (p) Labourer 1915 No No
KING, William S. Southside Road, St. John's 0-58 - 837 22 James King (p) Clerk 1915 No No Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.
RODGERS, Garland B. Twillingate, Twillingate District 2472 21 James Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KAVANAGH, George Joseph 237 New Gower Street, St. John's 2806 18 Edward Kavanagh (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, John Francis St. Brendans, Bonavista District 238 24 James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.
BECK, Murdock W. Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 4895 20 Evangeline Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, Ernest B Port au Bras, Burin District 1927 20 Lawrence Cheeseman (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
MOORE, Patrick W. 13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8314 18 Philip Moore (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JACKMAN, John J. 38 Pleasant Street, St. John's 4697 22 John Jackman Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Charles A. Corbin, Burin District 3363 Mrs. Silas Adams (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included
MANSTON, William Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom 327 25 Maud Manston (s) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Bella [Bela] Pools Island, Bonavista District 2020 20 Elizabeth Abbott (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
CLARK, Herbert Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4652 21 Joseph Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOVE, Israel Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 5262 25 Frederick Dove (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAYTER, Ralph Trinity, Trinity District 2663 20 William George Hayter (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1640X.
ROSE, Stephen H. Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 4206 19 John Rose (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No See # 4006 for misfiled document
BILES, Daniel St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 8510 22 Luke Biles (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARR, James Coram St. John's 0-288 - 3068 19 George M. Barr (p) Student 1918 Presbyterian No No Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HINCHEY, Patrick Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 3735 19 Mary Walsh (o) Miner 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GREEN, Albert Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5224 24 John Green (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
POWER, John 22 Pleasant Street, St. John's 5410 21 Mary Power (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WOOD, Ernest 58 Gower Street, St. John's 29 25 William Wood (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KELLY, John H. New Jersey, USA 4240 19 Daniel Kelly (p) Rivetter 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COSH, Archibald Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3716 23 Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
PARSONS, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 852 25 William George Parsons (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Richard Queens Cove, Trinity District 5196 18 Eleazor Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
WHITE, Simeon St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6097 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LITTLE, Warren Bonavista, Bonavista District 4817 20 Mrs. Joseph Little (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOULTON, John Albert Burin, Burin District 2960 19 Thomas Moulton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
WALKER, Llewellyn Change Islands, Fogo District 3321 18 Elizabeth Walker (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ONEILL, Leo 63 Duckworth Street, St. John's 4211 18 Anastasia O'Neill (p) Truckman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SMITH, Silas Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 3600 22 William Smith (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLER, Martin Trinity, Trinity District 3995 22 Robert Miller (p) Paper maker 1917 Methodist No No
PINKEN, Arthur Wild Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District 4521 18 James Pinken (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Pinksen
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
WHITE, William Goulds, St.John's West District 8173 20 Thomas White (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Stanley Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 4998 19 Abraham Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDEOUT, Walter Kings Point, Twillingate District 5529 21 John Rideout (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - Ridout
FISHER, William 36 Cabot Street, St. John's 8377 24 Elizabeth Fisher (s) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Allan Stephen Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District 1286 21 Anna Young (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Alfred Joseph Torbay, St. John's East District 1081 22 Ellen Gosse Assistant paymaster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CLOUSTON, John Hutton St. John's 834 20 Walter Clouston (p) Broker 1914 No No