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|
|ROWE, Nelson J.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||8350||17||John Edward Rowe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, Philip||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2661||18||Henry H. Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5088||21||William Barnes (p)||Boilermaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Theophilis||Elliston, Trinity District||4778||20||Samuel Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||6288||19||John Hibbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Oliver||Flat Island, Burin District||8407||18||Mary Ann Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Walter E. V.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3414||26||John A. Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 3191 for misfiled document|
|HILLIER, William Edward||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3142||28||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PORTER, Harold||140 Hamilton Street, St. John's||3209||20||Mary Porter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Alfred||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||3182||22||James Anstey (p)||Sail making||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, Bernard||South River, Port de Grave District||5642||24||George Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3520||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Methodist||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|WHITE, Dorman||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||8235||22||George White (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Lloyd||Goulds, St. John's West District||4195||18||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Albert||102 Barnes Road, St. John's||4410||18||Arthur Symonds (o)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Ronald Taylor||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2876||20||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|