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 email@example.com 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|
|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|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|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.|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||641||23||John Watts (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|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|
|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.|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, William||Catalina, Trinity District||588||20||Edward Humphries (p)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, Nelson||Botwood, Twillingate District||661||21||Selina Evans (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MANSTON, William||Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||327||25||Maud Manston (s)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WILCOX, Frederick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||707||25||John M. Wilcox||Paper maker||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|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|