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|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Nathan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2373||19||Thomas French (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|PARSONS, Richard A.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3975||24||William Parsons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, William||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2987||20||John Moore (p)||Painter||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Chesley G.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8406||26||Martha Hann (s)||Edgerman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Edward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5301||24||Isaac Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|NORMAN, William H.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2046||21||Henry Norman (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||See # 1190 for misfiled document.|
|SNOW, John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5131||21||John Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Harold||Bay St. George, St. George District||4131||19||William Morris (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DWYER, Martin||Beach Hill, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2499||18||Thomas Dwyer (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, December 30, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|JAMES, Noel G||Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom - Sudbury Street, St. John's||0-171 - 3486||27||Florence James (s)||Lumberman||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARSONS, John||Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1192||19||Lorenzo Carsons (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Laurence||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||5658||20||Elias Mitchell (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Kenneth||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||2909||18||Mrs. John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILBERT, Noel||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||617||24||Mr. Noel (p)||Chartered accountant||1914||No||No|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONRAN, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2531||19||Mrs. James Conran (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOLDSTONE, Harris||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5396||21||Israel Goldstone (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|HOOKEY, Robert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1849||18||Joseph Hookey (p)||Electrician||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOVER, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3609||24||Annie King (o)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4250||19||John Cole (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes misfiled document for Nathaniel Noel, # 4249|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, William F.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3968||18||Albert Parsons (p)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Phillip Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1889||17||Margaret Power (p)||Office clerk||1915||No||No|
|CONNORS, Augustus||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5216||20||John Connors (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARSONS, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||6074||18||Edward Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, William E.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4088||19||George Rees (p)||Engine driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|SOMERTON, Stephen||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4556||18||Reuben Somerton (p)||Machinist||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Malcolm||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4571||19||Percy Dicks (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|