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|
|GREENING, Eleazar Philip||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||2795||23||Gideon Greening (p)||Locomotive fireman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Abraham [Abram]||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2766||19||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Frank||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5801||23||Thomas Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|POPE, Allan S.||Fogo, Fogo District||5965||23||George Pope (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOODWIN, Gilbert||New Melbourne, Trinity District||5324||19||George Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland]||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4997||22||Fred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland|
|CORMIER, Joseph||Bank Head, St. George District||5007||18||Patrick Cormier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Henry Charles||Topsail, Harbour Main District||589||22||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURRAY, Alfred Seymour||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||39||19||John Spence (o)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6030||20||James Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Abner||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4933||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, John Joseph||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||188||22||Henry Kelly (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3635||20||Ellen (John) Critch (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2335||24||Edward Hayes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STUCKLESS, John||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4796||22||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOLAN, Robert||Corbin, Burin District||2900||22||Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|STUCKLESS, Joseph||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5550||20||James Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, John||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5490||20||Job Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5241||19||George Paul (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALL, James||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||6149||19||Patrick Wall (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Walter||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8062||23||Alec Harvey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|WHELAN, Baxter G.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8201||19||Martha Louise Whelan (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COVEYDUCK, William||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5400||21||James Coveyduck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, John||Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4308||29||Charles Ellsworth (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHIRRAN, George||Bonavista, Bonavista District||493||21||Mr. Shirran (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Thomas||Jackson's Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||1782||27||John Ford of Joseph (p)||1915||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARVEY, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||767||24||Mary Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HOWELL, Nathan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4853||26||Thomas Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VEY, George Chesley||Plymouth Road, St. John's||6011||19||Alice Vey (p)||Mason||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Jesse||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5660||20||Simeon Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, George||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5278||27||Richard Saunders (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURRY, Oliver||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4748||18||Zacharias Burry (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Martin||Battery Road, St. John's||8055||59||Mary Collins (s)||Filer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FURLONG, Stephen J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8031||24||Matthew Furlong (p)||Teamster and lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROLF, Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5643||21||George Rolf (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, Patrick Michael||36 Casey Street, St. John's||1230||21||Jane Cleary (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|