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|
|HOUSE, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2554||19||Joseph House (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 22, 1918|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|TUCKER, Walter||St. John's||880||20||Stephen J. Tucker||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 25, 1915|
|HOYLES, Obediah||Pooles Island, Bonavista District||3814||21||Charles Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918|
|HART, John||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3550||25||Henry Hart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|HUTCHINGS, William Stanley||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3796||23||Sarah Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|PERRY, Reuben Oliver||River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3118||19||John Henry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 24, 1917|
|POWER, James M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4317||22||Michael Power (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|KELLY, Michael Francis||37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||148||24||Mrs. Kelly (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|MERCER, Jasper||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5435||23||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 17, 1918|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|DONOHUE, William Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2992||18||John Donohue (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, May 18, 1918|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|CLARKE, George||Springdale, Twillingate District||2541||19||George W. Clarke (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|NEVILLE, William John||39 Young Street, St. John's||376||20||Mr. Neville (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|NOFTALL, Edward George||Rocky Lane, St. John's||83||19||Henry Noftall (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MURPHY, Edward Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||112||22||Matthew Murphy (p)||Mail clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|RICHARDSON, Frank||68 Bannerman Street, St. John's||66||19||Thomas Richardson (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3907||18||Henry Brinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton|
|LEARY, Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1284||21||Margaret Leary (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WALSH, Thomas||Bellevue, Trinity Bay||1793||28||Amy McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|DALTON, Frederick||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4264||19||Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|WELLS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||4107||22||Sophie (Arnold) Ewing (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MARTRET, Joseph||St. John's||1599||19||Mary Ellen Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HATCHER, Henry Thomas||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2705||27||George Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|STEPHENSON, William||Cavendish, Trinity District||3737||21||John Stephenson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|ATTWOOD, George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1525||20||Helen Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, September 25, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MORRIS, Harold||Bay St. George, St. George District||4131||19||William Morris (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|COURAGE, Harrison||Catalina, Trinity District||1249||21||Eliza Courage (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Death certificate in French|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|