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|
|PELLEY, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3520||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Methodist||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDEN, John Joseph||St. John's||1557||19||Anne Madden (p)||Messenger||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODGER, William||84 Barnes Road, St. John's||4311||32||Alexander Rodger (p)||Merchant||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FILLIER, Chesley||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2943||18||John Fillier (p)||Merchant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|WHATLEY, Simeon||Belleoram, Fortune District||6075||20||Uriah Whatley (p)||Merchant||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRIEVE, Robert Cecil||24 Monkstown Road, St. John's||13||32||Beatrice Grieve (s)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains attestation papers of service #3424, #3422 and #2807.|
|HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||0-33 - 333||28||A.J. Harvey (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|KENNEDY, Michael Francis||40 New Gower Street, St. John's||255||20||Nicholas Kennedy (p)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHONEY, Frank||336 Water Street West, St. John's||4310||20||Thomas Mahoney (p)||Mechanical dentist(?)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WYATT, Thomas Walter||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||386||20||Mrs. Wyatt (p)||Mechanic - marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Arthur||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2764||29||Silas King (p)||Mechanic||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RATFORD, Fred T.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3307||18||Mrs. John Snow (o)||Mechanic||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ONEIL, Augustine J.||273 Water Street, St. John's||3243||18||Agnes O'Neil (p)||Mechanic||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5112||19||Arklen Noseworthy (p)||Mechanic||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|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|
|STRONG, Ross||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3786||18||Charles Strong (o)||Mechanic||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 16, 1918||Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SAMUELSON, Chesley||131 Power Street, St. John's||8316||19||Elizabeth Samuelson (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4648||26||James Dwyer (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1113||20||Harriet Janes (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Lester||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4560||19||Thomas Edward Barnes (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Joseph||Fortune, Burin District||6134||27||Thomas Bennett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4649||18||Patrick Sullivan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVERETT, Edward||70 Brazils Hill, St. John's||4719||21||Mary Everett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Leo||46 Alexander Street, St. John's||3963||18||Peter Byrne (p)||Mechanic||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|