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|
|KELLY, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4966||21||Michael Kelly (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCHANT, Thomas||23 Hamilton Street, St. John's||8296||19||Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p)||Shoemaker||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Harold||St. John's||2255||21||William Hussey (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, William John||39 Young Street, St. John's||376||20||Mr. Neville (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITTLE, Martin Augustus.||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2347||18||Peter Whittle (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, John M.||32 Goodview Street, St. John's||8040||39||Rachael Griffin (s)||Shoemaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2682||19||Naomi Martin (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||3 Job Street, St. John's||8374||18||James Peddle (p)||Shipwright||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|MARRS, Alfred||235 Water Street West, St. John's||105||27||Henry Marrs (p)||Ships joiner||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Born in Edinburgh, Scotland.|
|BYRNE, Francis||15 Flavin Street, St. John's||4022||19||James Byrne (p)||Ships carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|BARNES, John C||Leslie Street, St. John's||3614||18||Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p)||Shellmaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, John Charles||St. John's||895||23||Samuel Snelgrove (p)||Sheet metal worker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EZEKIEL, Michael J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1333||21||Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel (p)||Sheet metal work||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Harvey||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5627||22||Mrs. Harvey Smith (p)||Sectionman (railway)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|PARDY, Joseph||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5167||27||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Reuben||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5168||24||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||4661||26||Henry Stockley (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, William Frederick||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1410||23||Matilda Quirk (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTER, Alexander||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1563||22||George Andrew Barter (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|