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|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELANEY, William||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5605||21||James Delaney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick J.||Princeton, Bonavista District||3542||23||Robert White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|LYONS, John Robert||Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District||4253||19||Esau Lyons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Daniel||English Harbour, Trinity District||4921||20||Joseph Penny (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||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.|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, Leonard||Creston, Burin District||4376||18||Mariah Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY - MELEE, Thomas||St. John's||1877||20||Thomas Milley (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name|
|FORD, Joseph||English Harbour, Trinity District||3432||20||Stephen Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN, William||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5404||23||Delilah Ploughman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FOWLER, James Francis||Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?]||311||32||Mary Fowler (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow|
|BISHOP, Ernest||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5593||19||George Bishop (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick||77 Lime Street, St. John's||8503||18||James Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1631||21||Martha McKay (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLLE, John||164 Pleasant Street, St. John's||435||22||Thomas Nicholle (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John Joseph||45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||135||21||Andrew Johnson (p)||Labourer||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|PEDDLE, David||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2194||23||Mrs. John Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||radio|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|ADEY, Benjamin||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4226||19||Mrs. William Sharp (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Main River, St. George District||8368||20||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||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|
|COOPER, William||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||3774||18||Robert Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARSONS, John||Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1192||19||Lorenzo Carsons (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson|
|CROCKER, Heber||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2412||18||Samuel Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, James C.||Sandy Point, St. George District||8414||22||Annie Abbott (s)||Scaler||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Walter Philip||Bonavista, Bonavista District||933||20||William Miles||Railroadman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, William Archibald||Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District||614||21||Mr. Small (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Thomas||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4908||19||Bessie Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Gordon||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5141||23||Moses Tucker (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Heber||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2291||19||Simon Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|MEANEY, Thomas Joseph||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1709||23||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLEY, James M.||Le Marchant Road, St. John's||0-30||31||Mrs. J.M. Howley (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|