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|
|SNOW, John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5131||21||John Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1282||21||Emily Butler (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4275||21||Elizabeth Bishop (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATTEN, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6234||20||John Batten (p)||Carpenter||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4357||18||Abram Bradbury (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Harry||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2101||18||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|SNOW, Walter||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2060||18||Henry C. Snow (p)||Coachman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Raymond Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2889||24||Robert James Wells (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|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.|
|GILBERT, Noel||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||617||24||Mr. Noel (p)||Chartered accountant||1914||No||No|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, John Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2725||19||Robert Dwyer (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|SOMERTON, Stephen||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4556||18||Reuben Somerton (p)||Machinist||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2866||24||William Bennett (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DINNEY, Elias||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4027||21||Jesse W. Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DWYER, Michael||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4644||20||Joseph Dwyer (p)||Pump man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4425||18||Samuel Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5112||19||Arklen Noseworthy (p)||Mechanic||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Norman||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2235||21||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3617||19||James Rideout (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOKEY, John C.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4538||21||William Vokey (p)||Machinist||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|IVANY, Ernest D.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4241||27||Silas Ivany (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WARREN, Wilfred||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5111||19||Catherine Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Cecil W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3972||18||Elijah Blackmore (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||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|
|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.|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|