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|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|RICKETTS, Francis J.||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||451||34||Mary Ricketts (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARROLL, Bernard||Conche, St. Barbe District||1903||22||Daniel Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBB, Leonard||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2675||20||John Webb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||2341||22||Walter Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||45678||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||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.|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Samuel Stewart||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2366||21||Solomon Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 5, 1917|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKEY, Joseph||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6086||22||Patrick Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|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|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Charles||Bull Arm, Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3983||18||Mrs. James Granter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|POWER, Redmond J.||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2386||18||Patrick Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERNAN, Michael||Goulds, St. John's West District||4316||26||Mary Heffernan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|HATFIELD, George Bernard||17 Coronation Street, St. John's||65||20||Stephen Hatfield (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|