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|
|HARRIS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2972||18||George Harris (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HARNETT, Alphaeus||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3415||18||Samuel Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOYLE, Arch||Torbay Road, St. John's||4445||18||Henry Boyle (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DART, Ford William||Exploits, Twillingate District||3397||18||Minnie Dart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick||10 Bond Street, St. John's||2376||18||Mrs. Patrick Hayes (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||526||18||Dr. George F. Bowden (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||I|
|TAYLOR, James||Burin Bay, Burin District||4086||18||John Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|PAYNE, George||Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4925||18||John A. Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.|
|LEWIS, Gordon||53 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2309||18||Charles Lewis (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included|
|WHEELER, Baxter||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4227||18||George Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|MARTIN, Albert||159 Gower Street, St. John's||3274||18||Ellen Martin (p)||Stenographer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3695||18||Prescott Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUELIN, William||Robinsons, St. George District||4368||18||James Huelin (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, James||Codroy, St. George District||5835||18||Thomas Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas||89 Military Road, St. John's||3029||18||Thomas Maunder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Max||Grand Bank, Burin District||2973||18||Lionel Clarke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1845||18||David Winsor (p)||Store assistant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYTON, Walter||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||6209||18||Richard Payton (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CHAFE, Frederick Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3317||18||William Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Bedford||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2794||18||John Butler (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LARKIN, Michael||71 Queens Road, St. John's||2408||18||Jack Larkin (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|