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|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|TUCKER, Theophilis||Elliston, Trinity District||4778||20||Samuel Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|MCCONNELL, Isaiah||Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland||396||27||Mary McConnell (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McConnel.|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|BROWN, Robert||Salvage Bay, Labrador||4673||33||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||3149||18||Joseph Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 23, 1917||Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3178||26||Jacob Moors (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, Oliver||Flat Island, Burin District||8407||18||Mary Ann Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Arthur||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4996||18||William Jacobs (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIVER, Walter||6 Kings Road, St. John's||681||21||George Oliver (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YATES, Augustus A.||New Bay, Twillingate District||5626||21||Water Yates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Archibald||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3388||22||Phillip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PENNEY, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||941||19||Mrs. Israel Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penney; CWGC is Penny.; Mother's name is given as Elizabeth in service file and as Susannah in CWGC website.|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|WILLEY, Alexander J.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-309 - 2635||20||Rev. F.G. Willey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|HOLLETT, Thomas||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4640||19||Matilda Thorne (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Hallett.|
|SQUIRES, Walter E. V.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3414||26||John A. Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 3191 for misfiled document|
|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|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||2522||18||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|WALSH, Edward.||129 Military Road, St. John's||3565||19||Patrick A. Walsh (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, William Edward||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3142||28||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, Harold||140 Hamilton Street, St. John's||3209||20||Mary Porter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Nathan||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5230||19||George Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Stephen||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||1262||20||Mary Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Thomas||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||2736||28||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|GILLINGHAM, Charles||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1445||20||John Samuel Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3520||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Methodist||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1880X|
|GOSSE, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5085||18||Sarah Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WHITE, Richard||Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||2354||21||Nicholas White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|