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|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|AYLWARD, Nicholas||Topsail Road, St. John's||4766||19||Michael Aylward (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|SNOW, Edward||Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District||5138||21||William Snow (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, John||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2886||18||Abram Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Edmund||Fogo, Fogo District||4210||18||Lambert Baker (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, John||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8233||28||Kate Boone (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Benjamin||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||4325||32||Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Michael||St. Josephs, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5647||19||Thomas Keough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Max||Fortune, Burin District||4006||19||Thomas Poole (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREAVES, Arthur H.||9 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-136 - 2809||29||Henry E. Greaves (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|ANDERSON, Daniel||Summerside, St. George District||4161||21||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DEWLING, Stewart||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||20||20||Christina Hicks (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, James J.||Lamaline, Burin District||5498||18||Milanda [Melina] Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Francis||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8267||24||Winnifred Lewis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||New Perlican, Trinity District||6263||19||Emma Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYER, Walter||Logy Bay, St. John's East District||4616||21||Ellen Downton (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||4723||21||James Stuckless (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAVE, Absalom||Change Islands, Fogo District||4395||24||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURLEY, George||Marystown, Burin District||4356||18||Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Michael||Newtown Road, St. John's||4478||18||John Clancey (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2012||22||George Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||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|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|HOOPER, Samuel||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2322||20||Stephen Hooper (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Percy Oscar||444 Southside Road, St. John's||891||23||Ada May Vere-Holloway (s)||Longshoreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Clarence||Fogo, Fogo District||3583||18||Lambert Saunders (o)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|BOLAND, William||Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6160||18||Bernard Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, James||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4831||24||Alexander Fong (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Skiffington.|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROSPER, Hayward||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||4366||28||William Prosper (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|MATTHEWS, Frederick George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2022||22||Marie Sadie Matthews (s)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||6218||19||Michael Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAWERS, David||14 Belvedere Street, St. John's||8392||20||Harry Sawers (p)||Baker and labourer||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|