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|
|CHAFE, George||36 Convent Square, St. John's||3236||31||Jane Chafe (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|WATKINS, Robert James||Botwood, Twillingate District||1426||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLE, Edward Louis||Gilbert Street, St. John's||195||20||Mr. Cole (p)||Iron worker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1805||21||Henry Westcott (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BOLLARD, George Edward||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2334||24||John Bollard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MIFFLIN, Chesley James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2963||24||Edmund Mifflin (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin|
|KNOTT, Cecil James||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2882||18||Robert Knott (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, May 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|LAWRENCE, William George||Garnish, Fortune District||1717||21||Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WILLS/WELLS, Clarence||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2681||20||Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC|
|EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo||Clarenville, Trinity District||2384||18||John Eddy (p)||Mill helper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|CROTTY, Leo||12 Walshs Square, St. John's||3935||20||William Crotty (p)||Cabman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|PARSONS, William||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3917||21||Joseph Parsons (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|PENNEY, Alexander||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2696||19||Mrs. William Penney (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SPARKS, George J.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||253||20||Annie Sparkes (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HERDER, Hubert Clinton||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-79 - 3||23||William J. Herder (p)||Agriculturist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PINSENT, Stanley Stewart||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1589||20||James Pinsent (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Maxwell James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1446||19||Isaac (of Sam) Mercer||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURTON, Andrew||Long Island, Twillingate district||3776||19||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WAGG, Albert F.||Stepaside, Burin District||3270||18||Alma Wagg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|PATEY, William Wallis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1857||32||Joseph Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ARMSTRONG, Gordon||116 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2461||18||William Armstrong (p)||Plumber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 2, 1920|
|OROURKE, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3345||19||James O'Rourke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|JEANS, John Allan||Catalina, Trinity District||424||28||William T. Jeans (p)||Brakesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PAYNE, Naaman||Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District||3429||19||Simon Payne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.|
|PARSONS, Aubrey||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||1664||18||Martha Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DELOUCHREY, Harold||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1966||18||Miss Bride Delouchrey (o)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Deloucharey|
|SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-78 - 395||23||Richard and Catherine Shortall (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.|
|HANN, William S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1830||18||Isaiah Hann (p)||Disaster man||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PENNEY, Josiah H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||665||24||S. Grace Penney (o)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|SQUIRES, John||Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's||2343||18||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|PITTMAN, Arthur Henry||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3404||20||Charles Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 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.|
|DALTON, Frederick||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4264||19||Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|FORD, Gerald||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||1559||21||Thomas Garlur Ford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LIDSTONE, Harold||25 Young Street, St. John's||163||20||Nathaniel Lidstone (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|