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|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Albert||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2348||18||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5807||21||Daniel Baker (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OFFERY, Allan||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||6320||26||Mary Offery (s)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5366||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|KENNEDY, Cyril||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5013||19||Minnie Kennedy (p)||Railway agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATHESON, Donald||North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||3051||21||Miss. K. Matheson (o)||Sailor||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LOWE, Arthur||14 Fleming Street, St. John's||5082||22||George Lowe (p)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, William Ernest||Port au Bras, Burin District||4355||18||Jesse Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAMM, Frank||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3390||21||Stephen Cramm (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|CANDOW, John||New Gower Street, St. John's||3246||20||David Candow (p)||Lineman||1916||No||No|
|GOVER, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3609||24||Annie King (o)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Donald W.||15 Bell Street, St. John's||4754||20||Annie Parsons (o)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Flat Islands, Burin District||5936||19||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|INGRAHAM, Fred||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5192||22||Rachael Ingraham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Ingram.|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Albert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||6332||25||William Richards (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Harold||Lumsden, Fogo District||5969||18||Kenneth Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PERKS, Ambrose||2 Central Street, St. John's||2553||21||Mary Perks (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|MASON, William||Avondale, Harbour Main District||6190||22||Patrick Mason (p)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|