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|
|NURSE, William||Champneys East, Trinity District||3674||19||William Nurse (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|NORRIS, Donald||237 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2397||19||William Norris (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MYLER, Matthew Joseph||13 Adelaide Street, St. John's||548||28||William Myler (p)||Blockmaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4382||26||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||5773||21||William Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|MOORS, Jonathan Leonard||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||5685||19||William Moores (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.|
|MOORE, James E.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2189||18||William Moore (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, February 8, 1917|
|MITCHELL, Vincent||Marystown, Burin District||5861||23||William Mitchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5949||18||William Miller (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Walter Philip||Bonavista, Bonavista District||933||20||William Miles||Railroadman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Ernest||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4462||20||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|MERCER, Jasper||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5435||23||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 17, 1918|
|MEADUS, Frank||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5258||26||William Meadus (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, Clarence||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6140||21||William May (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Torbay, St. John's East District||1942||19||William Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MARCH, William||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3131||21||William March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, John||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3902||18||William Manuel (p)||Student||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5534||18||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, Allan||8 Gilmore Street, St. John's||5247||22||William Lundrigan (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUFF, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||350||26||William Luff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LUFF, Samuel||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1725||19||William Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LOYTE, Harvey||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6181||21||William Loyte (p)||Coasting||1918||Methodist||No||No||forms completed as Loyte, signature may be Layte|
|LOMOND, Thomas||Grand Bay, Burgeo-LePoile District||2846||21||William Lomond (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||2460||20||William Lidstone Sr. (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter John||Topsail Road, St. John's||8215||19||William Lidstone (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Archibald||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3872||18||William Lidstone (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVER, William Thomas||Hearts Content, Trinity District||888||24||William Lever (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|