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 email@example.com 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|
|PYNN, Joseph||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4702||20||Sarah Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).|
|CHAFE, Ronald M||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-256 - 3601||18||Levi Chafe (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|SMITH, John||Dildo, Trinity District||5048||25||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEGGE [CLEGG, E.B.].||n/a||1914||No||No||File missing. Officer of 9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attached to Newfoundland Regiment as Commanding Officer, Pond Farm Camp, Salisbury Plains.|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|DAY, John||Old Shop, Trinity District||2157||20||Elmer Day (p)||Iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick John||Clarenville, Trinity District||1348||21||Reuben Bursey (p)||Railroader||1915||Methodist||No||No||Contains a letter from Reuben Bursey about the death of his son (unidentified), and also from Mrs. Bursey about sending parcels to POWs. These letters likely refer to # 2381 Goliath Bursey, brother of Frederick John Bursey.|
|ANSTEY, Ralph||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4133||20||Joseph Anstey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLIGHT, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4509||19||James Flight (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWCO, John||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1517||19||Margaret Hickey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4763||20||Richard Taylor (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, John||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5584||21||Thomas Maher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, William||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4018||19||William H. Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||24 Mullock Street, St. John's||8210||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Arthur||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3654||24||James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, David||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-181||52||Bessie (Stowe) Thistle (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VAIL, Herman||25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5282||21||George Vail (p)||Railroad section man||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 20, 1918|
|HACKETT, Fred||Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4691||24||Mabel Hackett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5206||19||Charles J. Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Ernest||Codroy, St. George District||5856||22||Septimus Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Chesley||Trinity East, Trinity District||4346||18||Albert Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANNING, John||56 Cochrane Street, St. John's||5391||19||John Canning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis [Louis Frederick]||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Louis F. Newell enlisted in 1915, was released as underaged and in 1917 re-enlisted under the name Richard Louis Newell. His legal name appeared in his service record in 1935.|
|GHANEY, Patrick||Colliers, Harbour Main District||5830||20||Nicholas Ghaney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|POWER, Stephen||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4803||21||Patrick Power (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4051||20||Elias Wellman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||6184||19||Moses Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLSEN, Joseph||87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||313||20||Charles Olsen (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDWARDS, Alphonso J.||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2287||19||Mrs. Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, May 5, 1918|