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|
|KAVANAGH, John James||Fox Cove, Burin District||2953||24||John Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Kavanaugh|
|CURTIS, Roland||28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's||1996||18||Archibald Curtis (p)||Packer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Henley Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1417||19||Phoebe Martin (p)||Undertaker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|BEER, John||50 Cookstown Road, St. John's||4687||18||John Beer (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222 - 128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Ellwood||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3160||21||Alfred Reid (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 23, 1918|
|GILL, Ernest||1 Cochrane Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2655||18||Mrs. George Gill (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|PARSONS, Harry H.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5999||22||Annie Parsons (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 19, 1918|
|HANRAHAN, Gerald||49 Barters Hill, St. John's||4432||18||Bridget Hanrahan (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Joseph John||English Harbour, Trinity District||3413||18||John Penny (of Mark) (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Lewis||Phillips Head, Twillingate District||8266||17||Dorcas Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLAR, Sidney George||St. John's||813||19||Sidney George Willar (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: forms completed as Sydney; signature is Sidney|
|MAYO, William John||St. John's||1233||25||William Samuel Mayo||Truckman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LACEY, Herbert||Exploits, Twillingate District||3734||19||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROACH, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4595||24||Patrick Roach (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Roche.|
|BOONE, James D.||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8063||29||Beatrice Boone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLEY, Hayward||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4180||18||Absalom Milley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Martin||St. John's||1584||19||Bridget Keough (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|POOLE, Martin||English Cove, Harbour Main District||4564||20||Henry Poole (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Arthur||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5122||19||Noah Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Arthur||Summerford, Twillingate District||2465||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife.|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|DAWE, Frederick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3334||25||Ambrose Dawe (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917||See # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents|
|CORCORAN, James||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4361||23||Thomas Corcoran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLADAY, Hubert||Britannia, Trinity District||3240||18||John Halladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|OSMOND, Martin||Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District||5377||21||Peter Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MALONEY, Joseph Francis||291 Water Street, St. John's||385||26||John Maloney (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|PEEL, Robert||22 Cook Street, St. John's||3888||35||Ellen Peel (p)||Insurance agent||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Martin||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6012||22||Cornelius White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|DWYER, Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3927||24||John Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Adolphus||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||3839||21||Emma Watkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|FILLIER, Frank||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||1377||18||Thomas Filler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Elias B.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5422||22||James Brown (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Dennis||Newtown Road, St. John's||4482||29||Mrs. Allan Clancey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|GRACE, Martin Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1272||24||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|ELLIS, John Joseph||359 Southside Road, St. John's||443||21||John Joseph Ellis (p)||Stonemason||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COURAGE, Roland||Catalina, Trinity District||3136||21||Abel Courage (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Catalina, Trinity District||5914||22||Simeon Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Robert Nelson||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4190||21||Jessie Hopkins (o)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Clarence Valentine||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3365||18||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAILEY, James||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3552||24||William Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|