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|
|PARSONS, Donald W.||15 Bell Street, St. John's||4754||20||Annie Parsons (o)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOY, William||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1376||22||William Joy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|BRINSON, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5308||27||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Flat Islands, Burin District||5936||19||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, George||Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1280||26||Susie Procton (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HULL, Ephram||Springdale, Twillingate District||8191||27||Bertha Hull (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Albert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||6332||25||William Richards (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|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|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|FORD, Alex||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4832||26||Mrs. Thomas Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Isaac||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8170||22||Hannah Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Philip||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||2799||22||Alphonsus Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|FOLEY, Michael||Fortune, Burin District||4061||20||Pierce Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEDDORE, Joseph James||Conne River, Fortune District||6327||24||Noah Jeddore (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALL, Raymond||Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District||4396||18||Samuel Wall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|MCCORMACK, James||487 Southside, St. John's||2658||21||Gertrude McCormack (s)||Boiler maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Thomas||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3018||21||John Henry Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Harold||Battery Road, St. John's||323||23||John Burt||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|