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|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, John||Old Shop, Trinity District||2157||20||Elmer Day (p)||Iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GULLIVER, Arthur||24 Tessier Place, St. John's||3162||19||Diana Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|LLOYD, Robert||Little Brook, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3955||19||James Lloyd (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPENCER, Allan R.||Fortune, Burin District||5564||21||John Spencer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANTLE, Daniel||Fox Cove, Burin District||2954||30||Henry Antle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COSH, Archibald||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3716||23||Mrs. J[?] Mary Cosh (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||8447||33||Frederick Moss (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Ronald||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2066||19||James Neville (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULDING, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8291||34||Sarah A. Goulding (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Robert Palfrey||St. John's||0-29||Agnes Holloway (s)||Photographer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included.|
|HAWKER, Walter Clarke||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-265 - 1843||19||Manoah Hawker (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURTON, Willis G.||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||3199||21||Joseph Burton Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VIVIAN, William||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5178||22||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASTERS, Reginald||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1366||28||Emma Masters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||1481||22||Edward (of David) White||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEEPING, Samuel||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4957||24||William Keeping (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|