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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
RENOUF, Anthony St. John's 1090 21 Mary Renouf (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
MURPHY, Thomas M. 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4490 18 Thomas Murphy Sr. (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANNING, Robert 80 Forest Road, St. John's 4693 18 Michael Manning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
FANNING, William Robert St. John's 1120 24 James Fanning Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GARDNER, Cyril British Harbour, Trinity District 0-65 - 824 29 Arthur Gardner (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 PDF
REID, Stephen March 2 Spencer Street, St. John's 3370 19 John Reid (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Stephen 12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's 4487 22 Absalom Rowsell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HODDER, Harold W. Spruce Street, St. John's 6280 23 William J. Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
FITZGERALD, George Edward Cochrane Street, St. John's 2905 18 Henry Fitzgerald (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document.
EVANS, Nicholas Joseph St. John's 1767 18 Helena Doheney (o) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LENCH, James R. Bonavista. Bonavista District 3862 20 Rev. Charles Lench (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HEAD, George Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5985 20 Joseph Head (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HALLETT, Harold Great Burin, Burin District 4319 18 Joseph Hallett (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
CUFF, Albert Bonavista, Bonavista District 4814 24 Mrs. William Cuff (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.
DICKS, James Nelson Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3505 19 Henry Dicks (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
CONNELL, Felix Bonavista, Bonavista District 3596 27 Jeremiah Connell (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: O'Counell.
CRANE, John Archibald 26 Bannerman Street, St. John's 2667 24 Archibald Crane (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BYRNE, James Topsail Road, St. John's 4444 18 Garrett Byrne (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CANNING, John 56 Cochrane Street, St. John's 5391 19 John Canning (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, James 102 Springdale Street, St. John's 4451 20 William King (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Allan Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4379 20 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
NOONAN, Henry Colton St. John's 839 25 Edward Noonan (p) Clerk 1914 Congregationalist Yes No Friday, August 26, 1921 Discrepancy in name - Coulton
PENNEY, Arthur Joseph 113 Longs Hill, St. John's 6 22 Arthur Penney (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
REID, Fred William St. John's 928 20 William Reid (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Bernard New Battery Road, St. John's 4075 18 Hezekiah Hynes (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
HODGE, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 2265 24 John W. Hodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OXFORD, Lewis George Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 4094 23 John Oxford (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, Wilfred 131 Gower Street, St. John's 184 19 Charles Dawe (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEARN, Bernard Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5657 18 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SINNOTT, Brendan St. John's 830 18 E. Sinnott (p) Clerk 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HODDER, Wilfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5460 19 Edgar Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, John Hayward 22 Gilbert Street, St. John's 2432 18 Captain Samuel Marshall (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, George Joseph 237 New Gower Street, St. John's 2806 18 Edward Kavanagh (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MOORES, John Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3250 18 Arthur Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
MEWS, Colin M. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 1036 21 Elizabeth Mews (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle Fogo, Fogo District 1699 19 Constable William H. Shave (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
CURTIS, James F. Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3406 19 George Curtis (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOLOMOUNT, John Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4295 18 Charles Dolomount (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLOUSTON, Thomas Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 4370 18 John W. Clouston (p) Clerk 1918 Presbyterian No No
VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine Leslie Street, St. John's 2742 20 Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917
MURPHY, Edward Patrick Catalina, Trinity District 1252 32 Mr. Murphy (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916