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|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John T.||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3853||24||John Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, William Gordon||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||97||19||William John Dawe (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Peter John||St. John's||1244||22||Mary Ann Kelly (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Codroy, St. George District||4860||20||James Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WESTERN, William||61 George Street, St. John's||0-242 - 2570||21||Mrs. Phillip Western (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|HAYLEY, Robert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||489||25||Mary Hayley (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PALFREY, William||8 Queen Street, St. John's||4466||18||Mrs. A. Palfrey (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINSENT, Stephen E.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4351||29||Tobias Pinsent (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLAR, Harry||9 Bond Street, St. John's||8420||24||Wilhelmina Willar (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|MACPHERSON, Cluny||Queens Road, St. John's||0-8||Mrs. Cluny MacPherson (s)||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|RIDGLEY, Hubert||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2951||21||Edward Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account|
|SMITH, Edward||Dildo, Trinity District||5221||21||Jacob Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Azarella||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5611||22||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUTER, Arthur||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6005||20||Elizabeth Clouter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Duncan||Cape St. George, St. George District||4219||23||John Campbell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Herbert||3 York Street, St. John's||152||21||Thomas R. Voisey (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Albert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1638||18||John Stride (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||5250||18||Thomas Turner (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WORKMAN, Wilson||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5839||24||Henry Workman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUNT, Albert||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5011||20||Eli Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, James Frederick||Curling, St. George District||1541||19||Catherine Susanna Allen (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Thomas Richard||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||2294||18||Francis Dooley (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARE, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2126||36||Mrs. Hare (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|PIKE, Lorenzo George||Belleoram, Fortune District||3528||18||Kathleen Fudge (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|BENNETT, Stewart||Fogo, Fogo District||3204||21||William Bennett (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEWARD, Thomas||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1266||22||Elizabeth Seward (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Annie Norris of Ayr, Scotland.|
|STAMP, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4124||18||James Stamp (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKISSOCK, Andrew||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2136||35||James McKissock (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BUGDEN, N.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|PITTMAN, Kenneth||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8036||31||Beatrice Pittman (p)||Machinist||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|EVANS, William||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5851||19||Bridget Evans (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|LAWRENCE, Robert||20 Carnell Street, St. John's||4618||22||George Lawrence (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Grand River, St. George District||5697||21||Joseph McDonald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|