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|
|NORMAN, Sainsbury||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8008||20||Joseph Norman||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MURPHY, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||8007||28||Mary Murphy (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Walter||New Harbour, Trinity District||8005||22||Charles Cranford (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORISSEY, James H.||44 Wickford Street, St. John's||8003||25||Catherine Morrissey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.|
|WHITE, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||8002||23||John L. White (p)||Blacksmith and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SELLARS, Eldon||55 Feild Street, St. John's||8001||25||Ida Sellars (s)||Draper and labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||8||19||Abram Richards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||795||19||Mary A. Atkins (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|HAMMOND, Arthur||93 Gower Street, St. John's||79||20||Thomas Hammond (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANCEY, George Wilbur||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||78||26||William Chancey (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|ANDREWS, Harold James||St. John's||777||18||Mrs. Henry Andrews (p)||Boiler maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Peter Francis||St. John's||770||21||Joseph Bennett (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BOLAND, James Francis||St. John's||765||34||William Boland||Gas fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID, Alfred||St. John's||761||19||George Reid (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|ROOST, William J.||26 James Street, St. John's||76||21||Bridget Knox (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|