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|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAINES, Edward George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1505||22||Robert Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Thomas||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4216||24||Elizabeth Harbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, William Edward||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3142||28||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINLIN, Arthur||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||5975||19||Samuel Quinlin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan|
|PORTER, Harold||140 Hamilton Street, St. John's||3209||20||Mary Porter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Percy||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5171||21||Edgar Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALLACE, William||220 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4592||18||Patrick Wallace (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, Walter Tucker||146 Gower Street, St. John's||3020||22||Fanny B. Joyce (p)||Book keeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, John R. [Richard]||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2788||John Pardy||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Ernest||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2654||18||Robert Oldford (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3520||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Methodist||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Charles||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5555||30||Sarah Langdon (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUDER, John||357 Water Street, St. John's||4029||18||Edward Duder (p)||Seaman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged|
|GLYNN, Matthew||77 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8052||31||Frank Glynn (p)||Harness maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Lloyd||Goulds, St. John's West District||4195||18||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2222||18||Michael Smith (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Albert||102 Barnes Road, St. John's||4410||18||Arthur Symonds (o)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Ronald Taylor||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2876||20||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|ATKINS, Stanley||North River, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4342||20||Mrs. Benjamin Atkins (p)||Linesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)y||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Samuel||Botwood, Twillingate District||8452||43||Annie Elliott (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VICKERS, John||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5116||23||Patrick Vickers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Eric||4 Brine Street, St. John's||5055||19||Kenneth Strickland (p)||Candy maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||128 George Street, St. John's||578||19||Edward Collins (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, Edmund Francis||St. John's||874||22||John Patrick Shea||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTRET, Francis Joseph||25 Princes Street, St. John's||3208||18||Augustus Martret (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REXION, James||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5599||29||Freeman Rexion (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, William||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||8468||22||John Quirk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|