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|
|CLARKE, Walter J.||Springdale, Twillingate District||2574||21||George W. Clarke||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|PRESTON, Stanley||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2576||26||Samuel Preston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, William P.||Southside, Battery, St. John's||2577||27||William King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|CHAFE, Martin F.||110 Barnes Road, St. John's||2578||35||Ellen Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HUNT, Darius||9 John Street, St. John's||2580||21||Thomas Hunt (p)||Clerk||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PALFREY, Patrick||10 Gilmore Street, St. John's||2582||18||Margaret Palfrey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Patrick||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||2584||19||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2585||19||Mrs. F. Wall (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, George||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2586||19||Job Mercer (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2587||19||W. Maidment (o)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 29, 1917|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENTON, Ignatius||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||2589||25||Edward Penton (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|BLAKE, Levi||Fogo, Fogo District||2590||19||John Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|TAYLOR, William B.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2591||18||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Clerk||1916||1916||No||No|
|SPENCER, H. Bennett||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2592||21||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTIANSON, Ralph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2595||20||Kristian Christianson (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORTH, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2596||18||George North (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GLADNEY, William J.||Fort Townshend, St. John's||2597||18||John Gladney (p)||Letter carrier||1916||No||No|
|DENTY, Herbert||Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2598||21||Simeon Denty (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KEAN, Wallace||Traytown, Bonavista District||2599||20||Charles Kean (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STONE, Llewellyn||5 New Gower Street, St. John's||26||24||James A. Stone (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, James||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2600||20||George Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 4, 1917||George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father|
|MEYERS, Cornelius||Middleberg, Netherlands||2601||24||Juffi A.P. de Wel (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|TUFF, Jabez||Templeman, Bonavista District||2606||23||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916||Variant spelling of name: Javez|
|HARRIS, Eugene||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2607||20||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|HALADAY, Thomas||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||2610||21||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|MARTIN, William||Water Street West, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2611||18||Andrew Martin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Thomas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2612||21||Stewart Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Herbert John||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2614||19||Emily and Philip H. Vokey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|SNOW, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2616||21||Austin and Sophie Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|HUNT, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2617||21||George Hunt (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|LACEY, Michael||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2619||24||Martin Lacey (p)||Motor driver||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1267X|