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|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Hubert||Random, Trinity District||3128||20||Joseph Green (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Thomas J||8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's||4493||20||Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s)||Moulder||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|KEATS, Samuel||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5691||21||Eli Keats (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edwin||22 Alexander Street, St. John's||4423||18||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|PIKE, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3558||20||Moses Pike (o)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, Hector||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1492||20||Susanna Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VATER, James||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2064||21||James Vater (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Heber Fred||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||3163||19||Lucy Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ORGAN, David||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3177||22||Margaret Long (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLAND, Malcolm||Winterton, Trinity District||5243||19||Peter Kelland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUFFETT, Henry||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||2798||20||Benjamin Buffett (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|KOOLERY, James||84 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4412||18||George Koolery (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged underaged.|
|BALDWIN, Uriah||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1846||18||Edward Baldwin||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BEST, Lambert||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5513||20||Albert Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|CRAWLEY, Michael||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5820||19||Edward Crawley (p)||Fishing||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|MEWS, John Courtney||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3385||20||James L. Mews (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X|
|PETRIE, Walter James||Princes Street, St. John's||566||19||Lillian Petrie (s)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick Francis||St. John's||1209||20||Bridget J. Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 27, 1916|
|WILSON, William Patrick||51 Carters Hill, St. John's||2731||19||Andrew Wilson (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDDY, William||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5816||25||William Eddy (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FUREY, Alphonsus||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6213||19||William Furey (p)||Student||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, William||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3860||20||Charles Saunders (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|NEWMAN, William||Black Island, Twillingate District||3637||30||Margaret (Edward) Newman (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Michael||Fortune, Burin District||4061||20||Pierce Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Colin||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3671||20||Mrs. William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|GREENSLADE, Samuel||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3289||19||Richard Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWDING, Alfred||Templeman, Bonavista District||6132||20||David Dowding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HYNES, William Patrick||St.Brendans, Bonavista District||2726||22||James Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALSH, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6091||21||Ellen Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLS, Joseph||Burlington, Twillingate District||4333||24||Azarilla Mills (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|CHANNING, Hubert||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||4753||22||Lewis Channing (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVER, William Thomas||Hearts Content, Trinity District||888||24||William Lever (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, Patrick||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1452||19||John Whiffin (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Samuel||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||2505||18||John Collins (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEE, John Leo||21 Allan Square, St. John's||0-264 - 2403||22||Jeremiah H. Dee (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, William James.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2984||18||John Healey (p)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||CWGC|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|