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|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1084||19||Sarah White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Vincent||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5109||19||Ellen Constantine (p)||[?] Maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PROCUNIER, W. E.||No Information||0-235||1917||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Walter A.||Roxburgh, Massachusetts, USA||1556||19||Alice Tobin||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1164||22||Sarah Phillips (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WINSLOW, George Joseph||35 Bannerman Street, St. John's||317||21||George Winslow (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4969||26||Charles McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOWLING, William A.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4153||18||Ernest Dowling (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Clement Leslie||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3812||23||Margaret Jane Newell (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|LOCKE, Archibald||12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's||8401||18||George Locke (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWMAN, James||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||2901||21||John Newman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 27, 1918|
|HUSSEY, William L.||62 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8039||45||Annie Hussey (s)||Stewart||1917||Methodist||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.|
|SPENCER, Maxwell||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3640||19||Mary (George) Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5577||20||Alfred Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|THORBURN, Clinton||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4184||18||Robert Thorburn (p)||Clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BLAKE, Zachariah||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||4055||22||John Blake (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|KENNEDY, Chesley||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||5325||21||Solomon Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIER, Llewelyn||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3034||18||Edward Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 25, 1918|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PLOUGHMAN, John||Port Rexton, Trinity District||890||21||Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LACEY, George||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2344||19||Martin Lacey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|