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|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1793||28||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TOBIN, Patrick||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6114||28||Mary Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PENNY, George||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3759||28||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, William Thomas||14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||520||28||Emma Newell (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, James Giles||Lally Cove, Fortune District||2917||28||Elizabeth Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HAMMOND, Charles||48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||594||28||Mrs. Hammond (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENOIT, Peter||Conne River, Fortune District||3535||28||Jeanie Hincks (p)||Furrier/Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 29, 1918|
|EAGAN, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||1764||28||Patrick Eagan Sr. (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|CRON, John M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2090||28||James Cron (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crow.|
|STAMP, Patrick D.||21 James Street, St. John's||656||28||William Stamp (p)||Stoker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|MARTIN, George||16 Simms Street, St. John's||4119||28||Sarah (Leo) Martin (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOALEY, Dominic||Moscow, Russia||3272||28||Stanisloff Foaley (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 23, 1917|
|PRATT, Arthur Milligan||Leslie Street, St. John's||522||28||Fannie Pratt (p)||Traveller||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Thomas Charles||Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2990||28||William Butler (o)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|PEARCE, Archibald||Clarenville, Trinity District||1316||28||Mrs. Pearce (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MYLER, Matthew Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||548||28||William Myler (p)||Blockmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAWLINS, Joseph||29 Queens Road, St. John's||4761||28||Mary Rawlins (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|BOLGER, David Francis||West St. Modeste, Labrador||3418||28||John Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.|
|CARTER, James Henry||185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||222||28||Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o)||Insurance clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BYRNE, Richard||16 Power St, St. John's||8101||28||Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BOONE, John||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8233||28||Kate Boone (s)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, James||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3364||28||Patrick Dunphy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HURLEY, William Joseph||153 Duckworth Street, St. John's||11||28||Johanna Hurley (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAINES, John||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8177||28||Georgiana Belle Caines (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Gerald Cockburn||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||0-33 - 333||28||A.J. Harvey (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 0-94 Stanley Robertson and # 0-194 Guy W. Harvey. Attached to Royal Flying Corps 1916-1917.|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Harry||5 Plank Road, St. John's||3362||28||Margaret Snow (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAIDMENT, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3648||28||Richard Maidment (p)||Papermaker||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|PARSONS, Frederick Robert||Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's||2819||28||A.A. Parsons (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIER, William Edward||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3142||28||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|WHITE, Alec Jabez||Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom||2832||28||William Walter White (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Formal name: Alexander Jabez|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4568||28||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|