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|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DARCY, William||41 New Gower Street, St. John's||4663||20||Michael Darcy (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Darcey|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Joseph||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5869||24||John Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George||Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District||3643||18||Charles Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|DOVE, Edgar||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5416||21||Israel Dove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDOCK, William||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2137||50||Mrs. Maddock (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 17, 1917||Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALISON, John||New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6013||18||John Alison (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, William||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4922||21||James May (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|CARTER, Cyril Boyd||7 Church Hill, St. John's||0-95||H.D. Carter (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, William||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||4994||19||John McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents|
|PENNY, Peter L.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4220||19||William Penny (p)||Paper maker||1917||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|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Claude||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||6096||19||Philip White (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Simeon||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3866||27||John Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.|
|MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3178||26||Jacob Moors (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Walter||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8062||23||Alec Harvey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Simeon||36 Feild Street, St. John's||8356||20||George Driscoll (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Frederick||Griguet, St. Barbe District||6313||19||Kenneth Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|