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|
|MCNEIL, Donald Fraser||McNeil Street, St. John's||411||19||Fannie McNeil (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, July 6, 1916|
|HYNES, Richard Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||807||23||William Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Hines.|
|LUKINS, John||12 Bell Street, St. John's||547||26||May Lukins (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Herbert Elroy||St. John's||684||19||Frederick Martin (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|AYRE, Wilfred Douglas||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-104 - 164||20||Charles P. Ayre (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|KELLY, Michael Francis||37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||148||24||Mrs. Kelly (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WEST, William Emeel||35 Angel Place, St. John's||25||21||Andrew J. West (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILCOX, Ernest||Brigus, Port de Grave District||655||19||James J. Wilcox (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Herman||160 Casey Street, St. John' s||354||19||John Noseworthy (p)||Office Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDY, William Frank||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||179||21||George Hardy (p)||Truckman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|MYRICK, John||12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||99||19||Patrick Myrick (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 10, 1915|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||444||23||E.B. Colbourne (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JUPP, Leonard John||57 Cochrane Street, St. John's||162||22||William Jupp (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157|
|HUMPHRIES, William||Catalina, Trinity District||588||20||Edward Humphries (p)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, Frank||7 Convent Square, St. John's||364||23||Mr. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|GLADNEY, Edward Francis||Fort Townshend, St. John's||335||19||John Gladney (p)||Carpenter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CANHAM, Arthur Robert||292 Beaumont Street, St. John's||221||42||Selina Canham (s)||Valet||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLIFT, John||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-177 - 503||21||J.A. Clift (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|EDWARDS, John Charles||Pennywell Road, St. John's||450||20||Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, July 21, 1916|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRINGTON, William||York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's||694||22||Arthur Farrington (p)||Footman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, Archibald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||575||23||George Edward Ash (p)||Electric engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, February 23, 1917|