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|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|HAMEN, Richard Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||3037||19||Benjamin Hamen (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 25, 1921|
|NOONAN, Henry Colton||St. John's||839||25||Edward Noonan (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, August 26, 1921||Discrepancy in name - Coulton|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||42||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|BENGER, Rance||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4230||18||John Benger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 20, 1921|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|DEAN, Norman Kenneth||Botwood, Twillingate District||1477||19||Kenneth William Dean (p)||Watchmaker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 30, 1921||Age of Enlistment: 19 (15)|
|LEDREW, Edward J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4123||18||Florence LeDrew (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 9, 1920||Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].|
|PITTMAN, James W.||New Perlican, Trinity District||2704||27||Samuel Pittman (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 11, 1920||Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.|
|HARVEY, Nathaniel||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||4159||20||William Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 25, 1920||Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|ARMSTRONG, Gordon||116 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2461||18||William Armstrong (p)||Plumber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 2, 1920|
|YETMAN, James||Battery Road, St. John's||2634||22||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Yes||No||Monday, May 24, 1920|
|MEWS, William||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||3220||22||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Died 17 April, 1920. Phthisis|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|CONSTANTINE, Peter Joseph||20 McFarlane Street, St. John's||563||20||Peter J. Constantine (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 8, 1920|
|DUNN, Henry||Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District||5208||21||Joseph Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 3, 1920|
|PAYNE, Francis C.||St. John's||1006||19||Susan Payne (p)||Train agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Friday, March 5, 1920||Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.|
|STRIDE, Bransome||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||4252||19||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, February 14, 1920||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SHELLEY, Joseph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1263||20||Esau Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 13, 1920||Died 13 February, 1920.|
|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|
|BRENTON, Albert||Burin, Burin District||3874||18||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 9, 1919|
|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|
|PILGRIM, Richard||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4537||20||Annie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 27, 1919|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|BOWE, Walter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4575||20||George Bowe (p)||Mining||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 20, 1919|
|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|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|MADDOX, John T.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5101||23||Michael Maddox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 6, 1919|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|WYATT, Arthur||Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8130||42||William Wyatt (p)||Lumberman and blacksmith||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 4, 1919|
|BALL, Matthias||Exploits, Twillingate District||2814||20||John Ball (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, March 31, 1919||POW Date: 1917|
|LEGGE, Marcus||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2691||19||Archibald Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 24, 1919||Photograph of grave-site included|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|SEWARD, Fred T.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4982||20||James Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 12, 1919||Variant spelling of name - Seaward.|
|BAKER, Nero||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5041||26||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 3, 1919|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|RYAN, Chesley||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5690||18||Thomas Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, January 9, 1919|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|VAIL, Herman||25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5282||21||George Vail (p)||Railroad section man||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 20, 1918|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|HOBBS, John||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||5415||19||Henry Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 2, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|SQUIRES, Ephraim||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||3752||20||Enos Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 21, 1918||Meningitis.|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|