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|
|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||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||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|
|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.|