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|
|WAY, William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3448||19||James Way (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||2247||19||Isaac Anthony (p)||Carter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Ernest||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||4737||19||James Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLE, Warren||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4817||20||Mrs. Joseph Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JEANS, John Allan||Catalina, Trinity District||424||28||William T. Jeans (p)||Brakesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|KEATING, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||3329||19||Thomas Keating (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BUTT, Charles Carrington||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2400||20||Samuel Butt (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, John S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8023||24||Reverend W.D. Dunn (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOWATT, Edward Sim||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2129||26||Mrs. Mowatt (s)||Musician||1916||No||No||Attested for short service|
|THOMPSON, Leonard E.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8134||52||Rebekah Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, John||11 Cochrane Street, St. John's||2411||23||Catherine Scott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHIVERAUX, Simeon||Main River Gut, St. George District||8474||54||Alice Chiveraux (s)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.|
|PIKE, William H.||106 Springdale Street, St. John's||4547||19||William Pike (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Garfield||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3789||19||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|OSBORNE, Piercey||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5486||22||Sofie Osborne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy|
|ABBOTT, Jesse||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3846||26||Julia Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIKE, Ralph C.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8051||19||Nathaniel Pike (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GATES, Hooper||Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District||2444||24||Mrs. Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|HENNESSEY, John||309 Southside Road, St. John's||3253 - 3751||30||Mary Hennessey (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Assigned two service numbers.|
|LAWRENCE, Arthur H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2002||19||John W. Lawrence (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Joseph||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5755||20||Charles Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PROWSE, John Lee||St. John's||1246||19||Kathleen Prowse (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Frederick J.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5521||20||George Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Willmet||Dildo, Trinity District||1499||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|BOWMAN, Charles||St. John's - Riga, Russia||938||22||Lizzie Burry (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.|
|FOLEY, Leo||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5740||19||John Foley (p)||Student||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRINSON, Elam||Change Islands, Fogo District||5294||24||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENMORE, William||Heavy Tree Road, St. John's||4642||21||James Benmore (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|BARTLETT, William Washer||Brigus, Port de Grave District||270||19||Joseph Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 19, 1917||See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.|
|PARDY, Archibald C.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8204||18||John Pardy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|TAYLOR, Henry||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5418||24||Caleb (?) Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCHUGH, John Francis||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5016||19||Patrick McHugh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4954||24||Edward Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEFFEY, Albert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2337||23||James Cheffey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: Chaffey|
|LEUDY, Joseph||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||1331||21||Elizabeth Leudy (p)||Locomotive Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Harold Stephen||34 Circular Road, St. John's||0-60 - 2962||19||Herbert Knight (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|