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|
|PELLEY, Clarence||Georges Brook, Trinity District||2484||22||John Pelley (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|KIELLY, William Joseph||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||2485||18||Nora Kielly (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELBIN, Herbert||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2486||19||William Belbin Sr. (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, June 8, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW|
|STEAD, Jabez||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2487||19||Benjamin Stead (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MATTHEWS, John||Fogo, Fogo District||2488||19||Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHON, John Francis||30 Barnes Road St. John's||2489||18||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MERCER, William||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2490||21||Hy. Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Sydney||48 George Street, St. John's||2492||21||Mrs. Sydney Cox (s)||Longshoreman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|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|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|CHUCK, George||Petrograde, Russia||2497||22||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TILLEY, John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2498||20||Jonathan Tilley (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|WEST, William Emeel||35 Angel Place, St. John's||25||21||Andrew J. West (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Elam||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2501||20||Joseph Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, John||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2502||19||William Thistle (p)||Driver||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HUSSEY, John||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2503||19||Edward Hussey (p)||Driver||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Samuel||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||2505||18||John Collins (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Stewart||83 McFarlane Street, St. John's||2506||22||Robert Dawe (p)||Train conductor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|KING, Thomas Martin||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2508||18||Jane French (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No|
|FRAMPTON, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2509||23||Stanley Frampton (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|EASTMAN, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2510||21||Edward Eastman (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUDY / GOUDIE, Ernest||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||2511||24||Joseph Goudy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Goudy or Goudie.|
|OSMOND, Cecil||Gambo, Bonavista District||2512||22||Ezekiel Osmond (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|HOYLES, Joseph||Brookfield, Bonavista District||2513||21||Jane Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|HALLETT, Jack||26 Balsom Street, St. John's||2515||18||John Hallett (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOWERS, Benjamin||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||2516||22||Job Bowers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PICCO, Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||2518||25||William Picco (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot|
|BROCKLEHURST, Edward S.||21 Maxse Street, St. John's||2519||24||Charles Brocklehurst (p)||Steel worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||252||20||Elizabeth Hickey (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|MUDFORD, Bennett||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||2521||24||Mark Mudford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variation in name: Mutford|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||2522||18||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|WISEMAN, Ebenezer George||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2523||27||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||One document microfilmed as #2573|
|BISHOP, Caleb Golding||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||2524||18||Jacob Bishop (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Eugene Fred||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||2525||20||Mr. E. F. Taylor (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Parmenas||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2526||30||Jacob Taylor (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|