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|
|OAKLEY, Laurence||Summer Street, St. John's||4684||23||Frederick Oakley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alex||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3825||21||Jacob Parsons (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||9||19||John Legrow (p)||Apprentice||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Archibald A.||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8268||24||Helen Janes (s)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILKINS, Alexander||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5181||21||Isaac Wilkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|BISHOP, Edward C.||Catalina, Trinity District||8141||34||Emma Bishop (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Oxen Pond Road, St. John's East District||4539||19||George Roberts (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Charles||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5317||23||Richard Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Alexander||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6078||21||Robert J. Barrett (p)||Agent||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WATKINS, Arthur||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4989||19||Samuel Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|WHITE, Llewellyn||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5118||24||Caleb White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||31 Wellington St., Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland||8009||24||Jennett Anthony (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BOONE, Zenas Walter||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1898||21||Frederick Boone(p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COYSH, William George||St. John's||2038||20||Capt. George Coysh (o)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coish|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|PIKE, Willoughby||Crabbes, St Georges District||3762||26||Mrs. John Pike (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CAHILL, Thomas||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3343||22||Margaret Cahill (o)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Jacob||Bellburns, St. Barbe District||3563||19||Joseph House (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LOYTE, Harvey||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6181||21||William Loyte (p)||Coasting||1918||Methodist||No||No||forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte|
|MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2587||19||W. Maidment (o)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 29, 1917|
|CRITCH, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4926||21||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Abel||Hillview, Random, Trinity District||5411||20||Thomas Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill|
|BURSEY, Reuben||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5998||20||Matilda Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Martin R.||Seal Cove, Twillingate District||8085||29||Robert Samson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|