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 email@example.com 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|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SELLARS, Eldon||55 Feild Street, St. John's||8001||25||Ida Sellars (s)||Draper and labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALEY, Patrick||68 Water Street West, St. John's||4955||19||John Healey (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Anthony||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3347||18||Daniel J. Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Alfred||2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's||416||32||Mr. Wells (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Matthew||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3978||20||Reuben Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Edward||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5772||20||Thomas Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORMAN, Jesse||Catalina, Trinity District||3512||20||Theresa (William) Norman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Adam||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8069||32||Edith Elliott (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PINK, Kenneth||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5576||22||John Pink (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTERY, John||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||1406||20||Lucy Hartery (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, William||St. Albans, Fortune District||6233||24||Thomas Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5935||21||Charles Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SENIOR, Frank||Flat Island, Burin District||6000||19||Wilson Senior (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, George Edward||Cochrane Street, St. John's||2905||18||Henry Fitzgerald (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Water Street West, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2611||18||Andrew Martin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ADAMS, John F||King's Point, Twillingate District||3894||22||Esau Adams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, James A.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8124||36||Catherine Walker (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Edward Joseph||1 Hagerty Street, St. John's||1185||23||Mary Ann Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|STRIDE, Abe||Conne River, Fortune District||6314||20||Peter Stride (p)||Logger||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick C.||Piccaire, Fortune District||6187||23||Harry Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Stanley||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6139||20||Elinezer Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, Samuel||Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District||5747||23||Marmi Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|GREEN, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5368||18||Bridgett Green (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5302||22||Henry Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BUTT, John||Henley Harbour, Labrador||3471||22||Elizabeth Ann (Moses) Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUDGE, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||3781||19||Peter Judge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|PARSONS, Alwin||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate||3453||21||Emma Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin|
|STAFFORD, Charles||261 Southside, St. John's||4688||18||William Stafford (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|WALSH, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5353||20||John Walsh (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|CHAPMAN, Herbert||Fort Townshend, St. John's||5017||18||William Chapman (p)||Letter carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROCKWOOD, John Joseph||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2358||18||James Rockwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COMBDEN, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5982||24||Lydia Combden (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Combdon.|