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|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|FORSEY, Bernard||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-215 - 12||19||Mr. Forsey (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming.|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|AVERY, George Gladstone||N/A||No||No||Temporarily attached to Newfoundland Regiment for transport to Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service 1915-1917.|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|JOHNSTON, James||115 Circular Road, St. John's||n/a||15||Jacob / Susan Johnston (p)||Bugler||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special); Variant spelling of name - Johnson.|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|BULGIN, Hubert||Back Harbour, Twillingate district||8011||25||Susan Watkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RICHARDS, Robie||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||n/a||17||Drummer (formerly druggist)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|CROCKER, Boyd||St. John's||1529||33||Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|ROBERTS, George William||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3191||24||Mrs. Thomas Onford (o)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John Joseph||45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||135||21||Andrew Johnson (p)||Labourer||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|DAVIS, D.||Medical officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|GREENE, William Howe||7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||0-210||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|