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|
|COUSINS, Joseph||Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district||5080||19||Thomas Cousins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, George||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4014||19||Thomas J. Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||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.|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALTERS, Alexander||Burnt Islands, Burgeo District||2549||33||Mrs. Jabez Edmonds (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael Patrick||St. John's||805||24||John J. Murphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|DECKER, James||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||8512||24||Henry Decker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|EDDY, Samuel A.||North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District||2223||26||Elizabeth Eddy (o)||Motor engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|HOLLETT, Frederick||Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay||4984||22||Albert Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|STRICKLAND, Eric||4 Brine Street, St. John's||5055||19||Kenneth Strickland (p)||Candy maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Andrew||New Harbour, Trinity District||4755||22||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alex||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3825||21||Jacob Parsons (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5067||24||Patience Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FLYNN, Cornelius||Marystown, Burin District||4752||19||Michael Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAW, Bernard||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2785||27||Mary Shaw (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEE, John Leo||21 Allan Square, St. John's||0-264 - 2403||22||Jeremiah H. Dee (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|MULLINS, Frank||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||525||20||Patrick Mullins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Robert||Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District||2100||19||William Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GATES, Gordon||Wellman Bight, Twillingate District||5483||23||Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|PERKS, Ambrose||2 Central Street, St. John's||2553||21||Mary Perks (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1571X|