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|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CARTER, James Henry||185 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||222||28||Mrs. F. C. Alderdice (o)||Insurance clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|DECKER, James||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||8512||24||Henry Decker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|TRACEY, William||Carrolls Cove, Labrador||3422||23||John Tracey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers contained in service #13.|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|ONEILL, Ambrose||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2545||29||Mary Ellen O'Neill (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 22, 1917|
|SEALEY, Frederick||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3257||19||Mrs. John Sealey (o)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Peter||Ferryland, Ferryland District||8014||22||Robert Mills (o)||Woodsman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAULK, William J||Ellistown, Trinity District||3376||19||John Thomas Chaulk (o)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MONTGOMERIE, Alexander||St. John's||0-4||Mrs. Montgomerie (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|LEVERMAN, Donald||168 Water Street West, St. John's||4705||22||Charlie Leverman (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|RAYNES, Frederick||St. John's||1514||19||Priscilla Raynes (p)||Grocer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOOK, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6231||22||Michael Snook (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Levi||New Harbour, Trinity District||1539||22||Mary Ann Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Walter Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-43 - 266||20||Catherine Greene (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GILBERT, John Samuel||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6342||20||Gabriel Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Michael Francis||40 New Gower Street, St. John's||255||20||Nicholas Kennedy (p)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARRETT, Alexander||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6078||21||Robert J. Barrett (p)||Agent||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RANDALL, Hubert Job||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||94||21||Adam Randall (p)||Mill hand||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Charles Fred||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5681||22||Violet Jane Thomas (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Harry||McNeil Street, St. John's||3207||18||James Young (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||2228||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282|
|BURTON, Samuel||Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||2355||19||William Henry Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Wilson||Grand John, Fortune District||5474||18||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|STAGG, Fred||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8463||20||Fred Stagg (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|