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|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Goodwin||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5456||20||Frederick Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|DROVER, Walter||Whitbourne, Trinity District||6116||20||Uriah Drover (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|ANDERSON, Richard John||British Harbour, Trinity District||2628||19||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Henry||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3263||18||Henry Kelly (p)||Salesman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alfred Francis||Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District||460||23||Rev. W.A. Butler (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WELLS, Alfred||2 Rossiters Lane, St. John's||416||32||Mr. Wells (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|WHITE, Raymond||Trinity, Trinity District||3286||18||William White (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|EDWARDS, Joseph||Lawn, Burin District||6331||21||Michael Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Joseph||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5550||20||James Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5241||19||George Paul (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Adam||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8069||32||Edith Elliott (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RUMBOLDT, Lemure||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4104||18||Jabez Rumboldt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COVEYDUCK, William||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5400||21||James Coveyduck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAVE, Albert||Burin, Burin District||5335||22||John W. Shave (p)||Trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, George Edward||Cochrane Street, St. John's||2905||18||Henry Fitzgerald (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|EARL, Herman||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6119||19||Joseph Earl (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.|
|VEY, George Chesley||Plymouth Road, St. John's||6011||19||Alice Vey (p)||Mason||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRITCH, Jesse||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5660||20||Simeon Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick C.||Piccaire, Fortune District||6187||23||Harry Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURRY, Oliver||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4748||18||Zacharias Burry (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLEARY, Patrick Michael||36 Casey Street, St. John's||1230||21||Jane Cleary (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Ephraim||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5596||21||Peter Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SCANLON, Joseph||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||6070||21||Alice Scanlan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWERS, Eli||Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District||5682||21||Francis Bowers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JUDGE, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||3781||19||Peter Judge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUFFIN, William B.||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3196||21||John Tuffin (p)||Dry goods clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Jacob||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5371||20||Elijah French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GATES, Gordon||Wellman Bight, Twillingate District||5483||23||Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram]||0-236||Doctor||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical|
|WALSH, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5353||20||John Walsh (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|