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|
|HUELIN, William||Robinsons, St. George District||4368||18||James Huelin (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alwin||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate||3453||21||Emma Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin|
|GRIEVE, Robert Cecil||24 Monkstown Road, St. John's||13||32||Beatrice Grieve (s)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains attestation papers of service #3424, #3422 and #2807.|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, William||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||4677||23||Andrew Hynes (o)||Street car conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COMBDEN, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5982||24||Lydia Combden (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Combdon.|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DYKE, Walter||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5139||21||Richard Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Frank||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||5378||19||Charles Cull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Kenneth||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||412||25||Joseph Morris (p)||School teacher||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|CULL, Simeon||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5908||20||James Cull (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Henry||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||4920||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIN, Lawrie Graham||Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom||0-80 - 592||21||James Bain (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|
|WHITE, Willis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||739||19||Sarah Rose (s)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also service #733|
|FORD, Elias||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2709||22||William Ford (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Sunday, September 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|HILLIER, Bennett||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6026||22||Charles Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PITT, Percy||29 Cochrane Street, St. John's||3511||21||Anna Pitt (p)||Chartered accountant||1917||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|KING, Benjamin Louis||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||4093||Phoebe Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BLACKMORE, Edgar||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1578||20||Henry Blackmore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Benjamin||Codroy, St. George District||2106||19||Deborah Young (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm||St. John's||832||19||George Pearce (p)||Long shoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Timothy||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1768||24||Mrs. Patrick Makum (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Leaton||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1243||20||Mary Ann Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||See # 1034 for additional document.|
|ADEY, Albert||Clarenville, Trinity District||2076||19||William Adey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, Allan||8 Gilmore Street, St. John's||5247||22||William Lundrigan (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Bransome||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||4252||19||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, February 14, 1920||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|NOLAN, Clifford||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6174||19||Elizabeth Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORGAN, William||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||6315||20||Joseph Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Peter Galloway||Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||1737||26||John Smith (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|