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|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Holyrood, Harbour Main district||161||20||William P. Walsh||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|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|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick Earnest||116 Pleasant Street, St. John's||685||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|EDWARDS, William Dowden||98 Circular Road, St. John's||0-16 - 659||24||James Edwards (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|SHAVE, William Burton||Fogo, Fogo District||543||19||W.H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|OBRIEN, John Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||654||19||Richard O'Brien (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIBBS, James Francis||52 Livingstone Street, St. John's||299||19||William Hibbs (p)||Factory hand||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNICK, Edwin||31 Williams Street, St. John's||377||20||Amelia Cornick (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LESLIE, Clarence Vivian||Silma, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada||632||19||Mrs. James S. Leslie||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, Charles Frederick||44 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-185 - 182||21||Annie Garland (p)||1914||No||No|
|TIBBO, George Philip||Grand Bank, Burin District||634||25||Hanna Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Andrew Mearns||Patrick Street, St. John's||0-155 - 622||19||Annie Clouston (p)||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attestation papers not included.|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Elijah||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||597||20||Robert Bishop (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|KNIGHT, George Samuel||74 William Street, St. John's||309||21||Charles and Phoebe Knight (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, December 2, 1915|
|LAWLOR, Thomas Joseph||6 Feild Street, St. John's||535||22||Edward Lawlor (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|DAWE, Henry Charles||Topsail, Harbour Main District||589||22||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Jack [John]||11 Lime Street, St. John's||367||19||Richard Squires (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|
|YETMAN, William||Brookfield, Bonavista District||610||19||George Yetman (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||8||19||Abram Richards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINSLOW, George Joseph||35 Bannerman Street, St. John's||317||21||George Winslow (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HERDER, Ralph Barnes||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-113 - 34||21||William J. Herder (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|