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|
|TILLEY, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3982||18||James Tilley (p)||Baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|GILLAM, Charles||Jeffreys, St. George District||3148||18||Charles Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BOURNE, Harry||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4670||18||John Bourne (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Herbert||New Harbour, Trinity District||2312||18||Mrs. William Cranford (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURTON, Edgar||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5134||18||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|DOLOMOUNT, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4295||18||Charles Dolomount (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Heber A.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3837||18||Wlliam Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GALLOP, Morgan||Haggerty Street, St.Johns||2434||18||Mrs. R. Kennedy (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Reginald||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3904||18||Charles Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Edward||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1656||18||Elizabeth Peckford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 29, 1916|
|HALL, John||Felix Cove, St. George District||4878||18||Daniel Hall (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|LYNCH, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4706||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alfred||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||6164||18||Robert Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Andrew||Old Shop, Trinity District||4386||18||James Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LAKE, Frederick A.||20 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2532||18||Henry Lake (p)||Rope maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo||Clarenville, Trinity District||2384||18||John Eddy (p)||Mill helper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.|
|COLES, John D.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4203||18||Samuel Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALL, Raymond||Southeast Arm, New Bay, Twillingate District||4396||18||Samuel Wall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIAMOND, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4484||18||Mary Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4098||18||Henry French (o)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, John||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||4917||18||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALISON, John||New Bridge, Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6013||18||John Alison (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|KELLY, William J.||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3657||18||Patrick Kelly (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|MURRIN, Patrick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4802||18||Thomas Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|