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|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIVIAN, William||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5178||22||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALADAY, Thomas||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||2610||21||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||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.|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDGLEY, Hubert||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2951||21||Edward Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Gordon||178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2669||21||William E. Harris (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frederick A.||St. John's||950||19||Richard Lewis||Lumber Checker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|JEWER, Walter||Botwood, Twillingate District||2536||19||William George Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOONAN, Edward Mortimer||235 Southside Road, St. John's||666||24||James L. Noonan (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|STACEY, Wilson||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5988||22||Albert Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|SMITH, Thomas||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5591||22||John Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||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|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Arthur Joseph||235 New Gower Street, St. John's||106||19||Cornelius Kavanagh (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|GILLINGHAM, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5608||27||Esau Gillingham (p)||Theology student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||3729||23||Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Manuel||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||5815||20||Thomas Butt (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5984||21||Samuel Freake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KITCHEN, Ernest||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4647||22||Edward Kitchen (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|GRAHAM, Ian Dick||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||2026||18||Alexander Graham (p)||Roadman||1915||Methodist - Presbyterian||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Benjamin||Codroy, St. George District||2106||19||Deborah Young (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|DUNCAN, George Templeton||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-306 - 877||21||John G. Duncan (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||444||23||E.B. Colbourne (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|JUPP, Leonard John||57 Cochrane Street, St. John's||162||22||William Jupp (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157|
|HIBBS, William James||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2356||24||Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|