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|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORISSEY, James H.||44 Wickford Street, St. John's||8003||25||Catherine Morrissey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.|
|MORRIS, Kenneth||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||412||25||Joseph Morris (p)||School teacher||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, John||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||2456||25||Mrs. James Squires (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Albert.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||551||25||Sarah O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LAWLOR, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5036||25||James Lawlor (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document|
|FOLEY, John J.||Burin North, Burin District||5102||25||Mary Pardy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|HATCHER, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4609||25||Robert Hatcher (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOD, Ernest||58 Gower Street, St. John's||29||25||William Wood (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSTON, William||Gorton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||327||25||Maud Manston (s)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DOVE, Israel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5262||25||Frederick Dove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Long Island, Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5500||25||John J. Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Eldon||55 Feild Street, St. John's||8001||25||Ida Sellars (s)||Draper and labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBER, Michael||Mobile, Ferryland District||6059||25||George Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Frederick||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5897||25||George Philips (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Phillips; forms completed as Philips|
|BOONE, Nathan||South River, Port de Grave District||992||25||Daniel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Abraham||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6285||25||Jacob Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|BROWN, Theodore||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||8252||25||George Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, William Thomas||60 Hamilton Street, St. John's||349||25||Lily Simmonds (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|CRAM, Robert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3788||25||C.J. Cram (p)||School master||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||2568||25||John Strickland||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Daniel||Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||6296||25||John Stone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|REARDON, Michael||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||3342||25||Patrick Reardon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TIBBO, George Philip||Grand Bank, Burin District||634||25||Hanna Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Dudley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1583||25||Mary Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PICCO, Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||2518||25||William Picco (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot|
|ANDREWS, Robert||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8018||25||Muriel Andrews (s)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYLEY, Robert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||489||25||Mary Hayley (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Healey, Hayly|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARNUM, Kenneth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||4545||25||John Harnum (p)||Salesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Frederick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3334||25||Ambrose Dawe (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917||See Regt. # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents|
|BONNELL, Harold||Lamaline, Burin District||6277||25||Robert Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Willis||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5170||25||Darius White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|GOULDING, Abraham||Gambo, Bonavista District||1778||25||Ellen Goulding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|