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|
|MURPHY, Michael Patrick||St. John's||805||24||John J. Murphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, John||38 Goodview Street, St. John's||22||20||John Elliott (p)||Steward||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KELLY, John H.||New Jersey, USA||4240||19||Daniel Kelly (p)||Rivetter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||4421||20||Elizabeth Hynes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Hunter M.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2942||18||William Smith (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COFIELD, William F.||170 Gower Street, St. John's||3126||26||Hariett Cofield (s)||Chauffeur||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, Alfred||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1825||20||Robert Humphries (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, August 9, 1916|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Charles Carrington||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2400||20||Samuel Butt (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Harry||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5174||22||Jeanie Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PADDOCK, Joseph||Wards Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate||3202||18||Solomon Paddock (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes documents for # 3200|
|COXWORTHY, Fred Pierre||St. John's||1304||19||Maggie Coxworthy (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis||St. John's||911||20||Francis Lemee (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, William H.||106 Springdale Street, St. John's||4547||19||William Pike (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Albert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5767||22||William Harvey (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOUSE, Herbert A.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3488||20||William House (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, John||309 Southside Road, St. John's||3253 - 3751||30||Mary Hennessey (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Assigned two service numbers.|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Ernest||17 Gear Street, St. John's||27||19||Thomas Kelly (p)||Printer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|CHUCK, George||Petrograde, Russia||2497||22||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RYAN, Thomas||43 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8396||20||Michael Ryan (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROMAINE, Benjamin||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4829||32||Mrs. George Romaine (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WOODS, Thomas||114 Water Street West, St. John's||3395||27||Richard Woods (o)||Coachman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|BOWMAN, Charles||St. John's - Riga, Russia||938||22||Lizzie Burry (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Although he spelled his name Bowman it was correctly spelled Beaumont, Charles was a name taken upon arrival in Newfoundland.|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRINSON, Elam||Change Islands, Fogo District||5294||24||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frank||233 Southside Road, St. John's||4486||22||Mrs. V. Lewis (p)||Marconi Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold R.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4378||19||Samuel Batten (p)||Teaching||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|MCHUGH, John Francis||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5016||19||Patrick McHugh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|LEDREW, Lemuel||Change Islands, Fogo District||5959||21||William LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|PELLEY, Alpheaus||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||8458||39||George Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|