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|
|NOSEWORTHY, Chesley||184 Duckworth Street, St. John's||669||20||Samuel Noseworthy (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHON, John Francis||30 Barnes Road St. John's||2489||18||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLAN, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1618||21||Patrick Allan (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REARDIGAN, John Joseph||33 Bannerman Street, St. John's||72||21||John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|TILLEY, Richard||10 Bond Street, St. John's||21||21||James Tilley (p)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOUDIE, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2242||18||Elias Goudie (p)||Timekeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|GILLINGHAM, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5608||27||Esau Gillingham (p)||Theology student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|PINE, Aloysius Richard||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5385||18||James Pine (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, Daniel.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2657||19||Thomas Moss (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|KELLY, William J.||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3657||18||Patrick Kelly (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Maxwell James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1446||19||Isaac (of Sam) Mercer||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEALEY, Patrick||68 Water Street West, St. John's||4955||19||John Healey (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|TIPPLE, Austin Gerald||St. George, St. George District||583||20||Edward Tipple (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RABBITTS, William Arnold||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4191||20||Malcolm Rabbitts (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, John Benjamin||Catalina, Trinity District||1163||18||Dottie Hicks (o)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Robert Nelson||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4190||21||Jessie Hopkins (o)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LESLIE, Clarence Vivian||Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada||632||19||Mrs. James S. Leslie||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOONAN, Edward Mortimer||235 Southside Road, St. John's||666||24||James L. Noonan (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Arthur J.||Stephenville, St. George District||1029||Telegraph operator||1915||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OQUINN, Vincent Joseph||Searston, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1136||19||Thomas O'Quinn (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHELAN, Samuel G.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2071||20||William Whelan (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|WAUGH, James Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1531||20||Edward Waugh (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Hedley||Glenwood, Twillingate District||2724||21||John Rowsell (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|