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|
|CORBETT, Francis||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5832||19||Joseph Corbett (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Thomas||Old Shop, Trinity District||5405||19||John Peddle (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Robert George||147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2074||22||Frederick Chafe (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||I|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BOONE, James D.||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8063||29||Beatrice Boone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLARD, Wilson||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4294||18||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ADEY, William Henry||Adeytown, Trinity District||1614||20||Jessie Adey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MAY, William||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4922||21||James May (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John M.||42 Power Avenue, St. John's||4574||36||John J. Power (p)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|DWYER, Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3927||24||John Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEIR, Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||8127||20||Mary A. Weir (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOWLETT, John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||5810||23||Patrick Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANT, Douglas George||173 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4643||31||James Grant (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LOVELESS, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5473||18||Lizzie Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Leonard Patrick||126 Military Road, St. John's||2759||22||Patrick J. Burke (p)||Druggist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, James||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6126||24||John Harris (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John J.||227 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2300||21||John F. Ryan (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Catalina, Trinity District||5914||22||Simeon Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCHER, Philip||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2661||18||Henry H. Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Peter||Lawn, Burin District||4945||20||John Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Alonzo||Cape Cove, Fogo District||6028||21||Edward Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||6288||19||John Hibbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Isaac||Bonavista, Bonavista District||420||20||Daniel Fifield (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|FARRINGTON, William||York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's||694||22||Arthur Farrington (p)||Footman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TATCHELL, Henry||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||5972||20||Isaac Tatchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|KEEPING, Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||6182||21||Manuel King (p)||Captain||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|