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|
|PITTMAN, Arthur Henry||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3404||20||Charles Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BARBOUR, Horatio||Port Rexton, Trinity District||1419||25||Amy N. Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RAINES, James||St. John's||4344||18||William Raines (p)||Mail carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5154||21||Eleazer Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Albert||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5511||23||George Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|HANN, Charles||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3836||18||James Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PEARCEY, William J.||Hopeall, Trinity District||5220||20||May Pritchard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WEST, Stephen||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6240||21||Emily West (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Archibald||Springdale, Twillingate District||8029||22||Mary Jane Spencer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, George||33 Water Street, St. John's||4090||22||Martha Lush (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Augustus||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4118||25||William Dunn (p)||Steward||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERDER, Herbert Augustus||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2898||29||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SINCLAIR, Thomas J.||North River, Port de Grave District||5729||20||John Sinclair (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|GRANVILLE, John H.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8121||38||Albert Chesley Granville (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4438||26||Michael Smith (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Bela||St. Jones, Trinity District||6273||22||John Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, William W.||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5459||20||Herbert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICKETTS, Josiah||Jamestown, Bonavista District||5316||19||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson||2 Queen Street, St. John's||2723||34||James A.W. McNeilly (o)||Broker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, Gerald||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||1559||21||Thomas Garlur Ford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTLEY, Arthur Percy||114 Barnes Road, St. John's||174||23||Walter J. Hartley (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|RENDELL, William James||Change Islands, Fogo District||8240||22||Julia Blake (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|FIANDER, Samuel||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||467||20||Samuel Fiander (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEYERS, Cornelius||Middleberg, Netherlands||2601||24||Juffi A.P. de Wel (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||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.|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|CAINES, Leslie||Lamaline, Burin District||8419||20||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|