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|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MOORES, Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2219||19||John Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Patrick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4802||18||Thomas Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CALDWELL, William F.||183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4415||27||Harriett Caldwell (p)||Accountant||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Frank||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1269||22||John Brake (p)||Brakesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4472||26||Andrew Roberts (p)||Travelling salesman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARRELL, John Richard||Flower's Cove, St. Barbe District||2871||19||James Parrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) Fatality:||Yes||No||Thursday, May 3, 1917|
|JERRETT, Elim||Cavendish, Trinity District||8100||18||Ruth Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOLVERSON, Percy Oscar||Sallop, England, United Kingdom||1511||22||Rhoda Wolverson (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PORTER, James||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||5813||24||Bertha Porter (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|NEWELL, Victor Perrin||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3598||19||Nathan Newell||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 17, 1917|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|FORD, John||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4836||25||Mrs. Robert Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|MURPHY, Thomas||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2708||19||James Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|COLBOURNE, Beadon S||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1675||27||Edwin B. Colbourne (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDWARDS, Peter||Lawn, Burin District||4945||20||John Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|KELLY, Daniel||Marystown, Burin District||6062||19||Richard Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, William||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||5022||21||James Boone (p)||Bottler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Gordon||Allandale Road, St. John's||4393||19||Isaac Snow (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||8002||23||John L. White (p)||Blacksmith and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELBIN, Herbert John||St. John's - St. Phillips, St. John's West District||1765||23||Charles Belbin Sr.||Post office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 12, 1918|
|ADEY, William Henry||Adeytown, Trinity District||1614||20||Jessie Adey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6230||21||John Cox (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEAN, Thomas Joseph||91 Monkstown Road, St. John's||2869||20||John Kean (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Charles||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4495||18||George Symonds (p)||Watchmaker||1918||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|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Joseph||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4702||20||Sarah Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).|
|HOUSE, Arthur||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1946||18||Ida House (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVEYS, Aubrey Wilson||St. John's||827||19||John Thomas Loveys (p)||Grocery clerk||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|