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|
|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|
|BARRETT, Eugene||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||3232||19||James H. Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Triton, Twillingate District||2301||18||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLEY, Joseph||190 New Gower Street, St. John's||84||27||Elizabeth Milley (o)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SAUNDERS, Eleazor||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3442||19||George Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALEY, Gerald||Blackhead, St. John's West District||5361||22||Joseph Healey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAWERS, David||14 Belvedere Street, St. John's||8392||20||Harry Sawers (p)||Baker and labourer||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|READER, Charles||London, England, United Kingdom||4172||18||Mrs. Louie Reader (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael Patrick||St. John's||805||24||John J. Murphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||4421||20||Elizabeth Hynes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODGE, John||English Harbour East, Fortune District||6138||24||George Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEWIS, Herbert||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||6022||22||Silas Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|BUTT, Charles Carrington||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2400||20||Samuel Butt (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4116||21||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOWATT, Edward Sim||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2129||26||Mrs. Mowatt (s)||Musician||1916||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|WELLS, James||Curling, St. George District||5406||19||James Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIRBY, Archibald||Collins Cove, Burin District||4900||21||Maggie Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, William H.||106 Springdale Street, St. John's||4547||19||William Pike (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OSBORNE, Piercey||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5486||22||Sofie Osborne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5865||22||John Joseph Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|HENNESSEY, John||309 Southside Road, St. John's||3253 - 3751||30||Mary Hennessey (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Assigned two service numbers.|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Walter||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5130||21||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, John||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5799||23||William Clark (p)||Engineer||1918||Evangelist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|GREENING, George Freeman||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1457||22||John Greening (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Fredman.|
|BRINSON, Elam||Change Islands, Fogo District||5294||24||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|WALSH, Herbert Matthew||St. John's||1351||22||George Walsh (p)||Barber||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||*****The death is not recorded in CWGC|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|