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|
|AINSWORTH, Joseph||Blackhead Road, St. John's||5209||33||William Ainsworth (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNECT, Eugene||Cape St. George, St. George District||429||21||John Cornect (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Cornact|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||122 Water Street West, St. John's||2407||18||Lewis Murphy (p)||Scholar||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine||Leslie Street, St. John's||2742||20||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEARNEY, William Wallace||9 Livingstone Street, St. John's||68||26||Richard Kearney (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partialy refilmed at beginning of reel|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|GROUCHY, Horatio William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2025||31||Jesse Grouchy (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BROWN, Elijah||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4646||18||Elijah Brown Sr. (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PURCELL, Roderick Joseph||St. John's||916||19||James Purcell (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John J.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||3214||21||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|SWEETAPPLE, Gideon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3589||19||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EVANS, Robert Ellis||Trefuent, Wales, United Kingdom||0-54 - 2845||32||John Evans (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HOPKINS, Allan||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3592||20||Henry Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, John||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||6131||20||Samuel Kean (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, John Joseph||55 Plymouth Road, St. John's||3607||23||John Martin (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Llewllyn||58 Mullock Street, St. John's||8305||25||Nath. Miller (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLGER, David Francis||West St. Modeste, Labrador||3418||28||John Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.|
|EARL, Raymond||St. John's||2258||19||John Earl||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORGAN, Abraham||North River, Port de Grave District||5907||21||James Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Job||Middle Bight, Harbour Main District||6127||19||Jacob Taylor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLANEY, Gregory||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3242||19||Frank Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|COLES, Humphrey||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3779||21||Levi Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENING, Garland||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||1506||19||Alexandra Greening (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IRVINE, John Ferguson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2125||26||Mrs. Irvine (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service.|
|WALSH, Augustus J.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3914||22||Patrick Walsh (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KILLIN, Joseph||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-294 - 2112||26||Thomas Killin (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5737||23||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||8403||18||Edward Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Fred S.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2626||24||William Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Pierce||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1281||22||Katherine Power (o)||Woodman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|