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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Deathsort descending Commendations Notes
BENOIT, Ozgesta Port au Port, St. George District 4868 20 Mrs. Fred King (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Edward No information n/a Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
EARLES, Edward Battery Road, St. John's 2650 21 Mrs. Edward Earles (p) Labourer 1916 No No
KARN, Cyril J. No information 0-297 1916 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MANUEL, Frederick Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 4314 24 Job Manuel (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Edward F. Trinity, Trinity District 3526 19 Frederick Somerton (p) Banker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3726 Levi Stockley
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CARNELL, John Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4627 18 George Carnell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
STOCKLEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 2107 20 Joseph Stockley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MILLEY, Sidney Exploits, Twillingate District 4301 21 John Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHAFE, Reginald Goulds, St. John's West District 4422 18 Allan Chafe (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See #254 for additional misfiled documents
WOODMAN, James New Harbour, Trinity District 2171 25 Mrs. Charles Woodman (p) Paper maker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORNICK, Frank 87 Springdale Street, St. John's 2147 21 Stu Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLIS, George Highlands, St. George District 3680 19 Alex. H. Gillis (p) Railroading 1917 Roman Catholic No No
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
KELLY, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4966 21 Michael Kelly (p) Shoemaker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COLE, James Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 5884 23 Alfred Cole (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUICK, Ernest Chesley St. John's 1145 21 Fannie Quick (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
TAYLOR, Edmund Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District 2621 19 Edward Taylor (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ATKINS, Clementine Manuels, Harbour Main District 8486 27 William Atkins (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMITH, Walter John St. John's 478 30 John Smith (p) Woodsman 1914 Methodist No No
PARDY, Charles Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 6153 26 Charles Pardy (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WYATT, William 50 Charlton Street, St. John's 8185 47 Martha Wyatt (s) Blacksmith and millman 1917 Methodist No No
FACEY, M.L. n/a Chaplin 1918 No No Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Fred 48 Spencer Street, St. John's 159 21 John Mercer (p) Electrician 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
FORSEY, Curtis Grand Bank, Burin District 3828 21 William Forsey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
PILLEY, Archibald Badger Brook, Twillingate District 4931 18 James Pilley (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANDERSON, Frederick Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5064 20 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Leslie Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District 1497 24 Jemima Harvey (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
HOWELL, Malcolm Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District 4914 19 Julia (William) Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COADY, Andrew St. John's 775 - 8096 19 Richard Coady (o) Labourer 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917
VIVIAN, Jasper Gander Bay, Fogo District 5149 23 James Vivian (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Joseph
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOND, George Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3530 20 William Bond (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 4881 21 Thomas Johnston (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.