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|
|MAY, William||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4922||21||James May (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, James A.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8124||36||Catherine Walker (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYERS, George F.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3658||23||Philip Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BENSON, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||4569||21||George Benson (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Roland||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4497||18||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald||St. John's||947||23||Ronald M. Lillie (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|LOVELESS, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5473||18||Lizzie Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Leonard Patrick||126 Military Road, St. John's||2759||22||Patrick J. Burke (p)||Druggist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JUDGE, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||3781||19||Peter Judge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARE, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2126||36||Mrs. Hare (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WOODS, Richard J.||21 Flower Hill, St. John's||4450||22||Mrs. A. Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alwin||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate||3453||21||Emma Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Frederick George A.||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-32||Mrs. F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BROWN, Bertram Field||St. John's||1781||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles||Golf Avenue, St. John's||4411||18||Silas Lewis (p)||Office clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIBBS, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||6288||19||John Hibbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|THOMAS, Augustus||Adelaide Street, St. John's||3821||18||Elizabeth Thomas (p)||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5163||20||Emma Dawe (p)||Street car conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Hayward||Campbellton, Twillingate District||5728||21||Philip Snelgrove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MESSERVY, Albert Arthur||Sandy Point, St. George District||2853||18||Neiron Messervy (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Messervey|
|POWER, Patrick John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||1083||31||Mrs. John Bennett||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|TAVERNER, Henry||Hearts Content, Trinity District||3316||18||Mrs. Henry Rowe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.|
|JONES, Heber||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2639||21||Mrs. Abel Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck||Mud Cove, Burin District||4025||18||John Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ENGLAND, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||4349||27||Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|TIBBO, Richard||St. John's||4411||17||Richard Tibbo (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Walter E. V.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3414||26||John A. Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 3191 for misfiled document|
|HILLIER, William Edward||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3142||28||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|