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|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|HOLWELL, Walter||17 Feild Street, St. John's||4619||21||Mrs. Charles Holwell (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOYLES, Allison||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5443||19||Thomas Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Robert Nelson||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4190||21||Jessie Hopkins (o)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Chesley||Hearts Content, Trinity District||989||19||William Rowe (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5042||23||Henry Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Luke||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||329||21||Kate Veitch (o)||Train hand||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ORGAN, James||122 Military Road, St. John's||5108||18||Michael Organ (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Frederick||Kettle Cove, Twillingate District||4155||20||George Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOYLES, Joseph||Brookfield, Bonavista District||2513||21||Jane Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROWE, Arthur J.||Cape St. George, St. George District||4745||18||Henry Rowe (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur Boyne||54 Barters Hill, St. John's||682||22||Frederick Rowe (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOYLES, Obediah||Pooles Island, Bonavista District||3814||21||Charles Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|HOLMES, Aubrey||Springdale, Twillingate District||2551||19||Henry Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PYNN, John||329 Water Street, St. John's||4036||18||Daniel Pynn (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 31, 1918|
|ROUD, James||Power Street, St. John's||4559||26||Charles Roud (o)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Edward Clayton||49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||571||23||Uriah Rowsell (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWE, Albert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||5505||22||Martin S. Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Hector||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1492||20||Susanna Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|HOYLES, Raymond||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5165||22||William Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|MOSS, Frederick||Southampton, England, United Kingdom||3065||44||Mrs. J. Moss (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, Alexander Marshall||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||961||21||Allan Hudson (p)||Teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOSS, Daniel.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2657||19||Thomas Moss (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|HUDSON, Clement||Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District||4739||18||Jane Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOFF, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4334||20||Joseph Huff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|