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|
|MACKAY, John Joseph||Corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street, St. John's||278||19||John Joseph MacKay (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4120||21||John Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAREHAM, Gilbert||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4992||20||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, Leander||Hagerty Street, St. John's||3302||35||Beatrice Brushett (s)||Baker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HART, Jonas||Horwood, Fogo District||3122||21||Martin Hart (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PETERS, Charles||49 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8400||29||May Peters (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRESTON, Stanley||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2576||26||Samuel Preston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|NEWELL, Kenneth S.||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1692||21||John Newell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JEWER, William||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5398||23||Thomas Jewer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIBBS, John Leslie||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1496||20||Julia Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|MOORES, Jacob||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||3416||19||George W. Moores (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TILLEY, John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2498||20||Jonathan Tilley (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, John||47 Military Road, St. John's||0-115 - 5||24||Thomas Williams (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|GALLOP, Morgan||Haggerty Street, St.Johns||2434||18||Mrs. R. Kennedy (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|REID, Howard||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3962||18||Lillian Reid (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, John||Stephenville, St. George District||5991||24||Marcel Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PERRAN, William G.||St. John's||1690||20||Mrs. Thomas Perran (p)||Coachman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|CLARK, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4076||19||Isaac Clark (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOULAND, Ammon||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3806||21||Sarah (Isaac) Mouland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Burlington, Twillingate District||4042||18||Jane Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, August 30, 1918|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||2341||22||Walter Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 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|
|CHAFE, Frederick Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3317||18||William Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, Brian Wildridge||Millertown, Twillingate District||3060 - 8093||21||Jane A. Potts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|BARTER, Alexander||265 Southside Road, St. John's||4001||18||James Barter (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|NOONAN, Henry Colton||St. John's||839||25||Edward Noonan (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, August 26, 1921||Discrepancy in name - Coulton|
|DAWE, William J.||Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5401||24||Selina Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALEY, John Joseph||48 Cookstown Road, St. John's||2748||18||Michael Healey (p)||Express driver||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GILLINGHAM, Maurice||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3636||18||Esau Gillingham (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2282||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLIGHT, Adam||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||5329||19||Richard Flight (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Edward William||Fogo, Fogo District||1567||23||Phoebe Butler (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde||5266||23||William Tilley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Lilley.|
|WHITE, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6092||19||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Albert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2152||19||Elizabeth Morris (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUICK, Cyril S.||88 Queens Road, St. John's||2329||18||William Quick (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, George C.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4865||18||Henry LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Reginald J.||Burin North, Burin District||731||20||Amelia Paul (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOGAN, Gerald||Northern Bay, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace district||8111||21||Mrs. Nellie Howell (o)||1917||Yes||No||Friday, August 16, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANDY, Wilfred||Garnish, Fortune District||5636||19||James H. Grandy (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|