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|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Robert||36 Hutching Street, St. John's||559||23||Edward Penney (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4008||20||John Power (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|LANNON, Michael Francis||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||967||21||Mrs. James Lannon (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNOW, Hardy Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||322||20||William Snow (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MESHER, Charles A.||Mud Lake, Rigolet, Labrador||1727||22||Alice King (o)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROSE, John||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2079||21||Richard Rose (p)||Naval reservist (Naval service # 1520X)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Referenced in estate correspondence as John Curlew.|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|BAMBURY, Samuel||Pools Cove, Fortune District||3571||19||George Bambury (p)||Trader||1917||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bradbury, Cecil ; Banbury, S.|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|BUTLER, John||Bauline, St. John's East District||5811||25||Matthew Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|LILLY, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1034||20||James Lilly (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PICCO, Francis||Rushoon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5863||24||Charlotte Mary Picco (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|KING, Aaron||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2646||19||Mrs. Noah King (p)||School master||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick||46 Barnes Road, St. John's||476||21||Kitty Haney (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered in CWGC as Heaney|
|CROCKER, Harrison||Heart's Delight, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||1186||19||Emily Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MELLOR, Frederick Courtney||Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District||0-77 - 91||26||Reverend J.C. Mellor (p)||Cable operator||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada|
|STONE, Henry||Bonaventure, North Side,Trinity District||2099||23||Levi Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|MCGRATH, Thomas White||St. John's||856||19||Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p)||Druggist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|LIDSTONE, Harold||25 Young Street, St. John's||163||20||Nathaniel Lidstone (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|PENNEY, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||941||19||Mrs. Israel Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CONNORS, James Patrick||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||209||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|BRYANT, Aaron||Whiteway, Trinity District||847||20||Archibald Golden (o)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|KEEPING, James Giles||Lally Cove, Fortune District||2917||28||Elizabeth Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HURLEY, Robert Joseph||22 Buchanan Street, St. John's||2982||24||Catherine Green (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Friday, May 9, 1919||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of Hurley in full uniform included, photograph of grave-site included|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|COX, William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||2989||20||William Cox (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SPURRELL, Richard||Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||1745||20||Moses Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|POWER, William Joseph||St. John's||965||20||Mr. Power (p)||Office Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|PAUL, Reginald J.||Burin North, Burin District||731||20||Amelia Paul (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RICE, Frederick Bennett||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3181||21||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, August 19, 1917|
|BUTLER, George||Wellington, Bonavista District||3494||22||Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|