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|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|BALL, Andrew F.||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8230||29||May Ball (s)||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair||Forest Road, St. John's||0-108 - 281||26||William Churchill (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|MERCER, Arthur||60 Barters Hill, St. John's||n/a||14||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|THOMSON, James Elliot||Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's||0-201 - 61||22||Charles R. Thomson (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MCLEOD, Norman Alexander||149 Gower Street, St. John's||0-183 - 158||22||Neil McLeod (o)||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - MacLeod Also contains documents relating to service #3539, Almer Dicks|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REID, Howard V. [Vincent]||St. John's||0-241||19||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|BARNES, Alfred||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district||8213||20||William Barnes||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUSSEY, William||13 Larkins Square, St. John's||2350||24||Mrs. M. Bussey (p)||Teamster||1916||No||No|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|PIPPY, Wilfred J.||Springdale Street, St. John's||0-48||Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|GRANDY, Roy Stanley||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||0-233 - 662||20||Sarah Ann Grandy (p)||Fireman||1914||No||No||Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|KING, Jabez William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2718||24||Matthew King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|WALKINS, Michael James||8 Bannerman St., St. John's||8195||19||Ellen F. Walkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|SNOW, Gordon Bolton||St. John's||838||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|