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|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PARDY, John R. [Richard]||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2788||John Pardy||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy|
|MERCHANT, Thomas||23 Hamilton Street, St. John's||8296||19||Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p)||Shoemaker||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WEIR, Harold||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||8127||20||Mary A. Weir (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|RALEY, Arthur||St. John's - 29 Campbell Road, Bedford, England, United Kingdom||0-149||Mrs. Raley (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included.|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|RENDELL, Herbert||Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's||0-93||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HICKS, Henry George||Carmanville, Fogo District||0-72 - 833||27||Philip Hicks (p)||Teacher||1914||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|STRIDE, Thomas||Conne River, Fortune District||4794||19||John Stride (o)||Lumberman||1918||No||No|
|SMITH, Stephen Kevin||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-124 - 931||20||John Smith (p)||Trading captain||1914||No||No||I|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|PAUL, Reginald J.||Burin North, Burin District||731||20||Amelia Paul (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PERRY, Thomas Avery||Catalina, Trinity District||423||21||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTCHER, Alexander Thomas||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2363||27||Reuben Butcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|WHITE, Frederick||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||1481||22||Edward (of David) White||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|