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|
|LAITE, Llewellyn||Smith Sound, Trinity District||2257||18||Diane Laite (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|BROWN||N/A||No||No||Cadet battalion (special). Service number and given name unknown.|
|POWER, Rupert||114 Gower Street, St. John's||5256||19||John Power (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLY, Ralph||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4841||26||Mary (William) Tilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2701||22||Caleb Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCGRATH, John J.||St. John's||983||19||Mrs. J. Eagan (p)||Car cleaner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|PERRY, George W.||Indian Island, Fogo District||5384||23||Jesse Perry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Harold W.||Spruce Street, St. John's||6280||23||William J. Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Oliver||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8364||21||Joseph Osmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWDEN, George||11 Mullock Street, St. John's||4289||18||Thomas Dowden (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||4661||26||Henry Stockley (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5759||25||Thomas Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, George||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4468||22||Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Robert George||147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2074||22||Frederick Chafe (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||I|
|POWER, Harry P.||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||3496||19||Peter Power (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OGRADY, James J.||0-143||Mrs. J.J O'Grady (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|JOE, James Patrick||Springdale, Twillingate District||1630||21||Thomas Joe (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Patrick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||4137||25||Anna Molloy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAMILTON, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4849||23||Philip Hamilton (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Richard A.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3975||24||William Parsons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harold Scott||Burin, Burin District||796||Martha Butler (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Harry||63 Feild Street, St. John's||3980||18||Andrew Morris (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, Wallace||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2773||19||Solomon Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|PARSONS, Donald W.||15 Bell Street, St. John's||4754||20||Annie Parsons (o)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKANES, Charles||Cow Head, St. Barbe District||3701||22||Francis Skanes (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|HILL, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6025||22||William Hill (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|GRANT, Douglas George||173 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4643||31||James Grant (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|YATES, Allan||New Bay, Twillingate District||8362||21||Walter Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4483||19||Alice Rideout (p)||Engine driver||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, James||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6126||24||John Harris (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, Dorman||Exploits Bay, Twillingate District||2243||21||Edmond Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|OSBOURNE, Eleazer||Community: Blaketown, Trinity District||5738||21||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUFF, Elias||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1347||21||Lydia Luff (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Richard Harvey||New Harbour, Trinity District||1790||19||Edmond John George (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|WELLMAN, Edward||St. John's||0-301 - 674||19||Moses Wellman (p)||Painter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|