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|
|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.|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ALEXANDER, Joseph||Mattis Point, St. George District||6299||22||Adolph Alexander (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|LEWIS, Frank||233 Southside Road, St. John's||4486||22||Mrs. V. Lewis (p)||Marconi Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Lewis||Horwood, Fogo District||2707||22||Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||39 Flower Hill, St. John's||1480||19||Michael Dunphy (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|DILLON, Matthew||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5535||23||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|