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|
|PATEY, Gilbert||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||1911||20||Josiah Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Ernest Albert||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1912||18||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Everett.|
|SAUNDERS, Fred J.||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1913||19||Mrs. Joseph Bussey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ATWILL, James||120 Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||1914||25||Duncan Atwill (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Job||Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador||1915||21||George Lane (p)||Hunter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WADE, Edgar||Elliston, Trinity District||1917||20||Maria Wade (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MARTIN, Charles Patrick||52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's||192||25||Catherine Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HICKEY, Edward||Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1920||20||Thomas Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Thomas M.||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||1921||21||Henry C. Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John||Winterton, Trinity District||1925||22||Azariah Verge (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram|
|THORNHILL, Max W.||Fortune, Burin District||1926||19||John Andrews (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, George||Trouty, Trinity District||1930||20||James Johnston (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Johnson, forms completed as Johnston.|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|CLARKE, Stephen||Mortier Bay, Marystown, Burin District||1933||22||Henry Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Josiah||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1934||23||James Clarke (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HALL, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1935||22||Michael Hall (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PILLEY, William J.||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||1937||24||Edmund Pilley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|MUGFORD, George||Codroy, St. George District||1943||19||Celina Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 24, 1916|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Ward||Millertown, Twillingate District||1945||19||Mrs. J. Jones (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOUSE, Arthur||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1946||18||Ida House (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|COLE, Edward Louis||Gilbert Street, St. John's||195||20||Mr. Cole (p)||Iron worker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|BRODNICK, Edward||7 Stephens Street, St. John's||1951||19||Edward Brodnick Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Walter||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1954||18||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|BURSEY, Benjamin||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1956||19||Andrew Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Vincent S.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1958||20||James Walsh (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Francis A.||13 Howe Place, St. John's||1959||21||Mary Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PITCHER, Corbett||New Harbour, Trinity District||1961||25||Joseph Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|