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 email@example.com 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|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph||8 King's Road, St. John's||2983||19||James Slattery (p)||Linotype operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Eli||Horwood, Fogo District||2977||20||Abel Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Charles||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3867||21||Mrs. Somerton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5480||20||Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.|
|GARLAND, John William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5804||24||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Jacob||St. John's||2264||35||Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODLAND, Sydney Philip||Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District||3035||18||Mary Mosher (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Charles||Franklin Avenue, St. John's||2999||19||Phoebe Day (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|GILLINGHAM, Walter||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4212||20||James Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|LEGGE, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3314||19||Jessie (John) Crocker (p)||Millwright||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.|
|GOSSE, Ronald||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5245||22||Mary Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WHITE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6088||24||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Maxwell||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||4332||19||Reuben Rees (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|COLE, Hubert||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4828||24||Mrs. Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYER, Constantine||228 Water Street, St. John's||175||27||Alex Mayer (o)||Photographer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Baxter||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5519||20||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCFARLANE, Leo||47 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4793||23||James McFarlane (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANGER, Charles E.||Trinity, Trinity District||3646||26||Edmund T. Granger (p)||Tradesman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|WOODFORD, Michael||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8030||20||John Woodford (p)||Boiler maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Frederick Alexander||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2149||20||G.P. Janes||Dental student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Eldred||87 Southside Road, St. John's||2678||26||Mrs. John Crane (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|MERCER, Eli||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||2680||18||Robert Mercer (o)||Lumbering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|GEORGE, Edward||Curling, St. George District||5409||20||Edward George (p)||FIsherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Josiah||Petites, Burgeo-La Poile District||6306||25||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MALLAM, Allan Wright||Hearts Content, Trinity District||413||27||Mrs. Mallam (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|