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|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|
|PALFREY, Patrick||10 Gilmore Street, St. John's||2582||18||Margaret Palfrey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GRACE, Patrick||10 Knight Street, St. John's||4322||27||Caroline Grace (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CRIMP, Harry||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||5040||23||Bride Crimp (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas M.||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4490||18||Thomas Murphy Sr. (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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.|
|BISHOP, Elijah||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||597||20||Robert Bishop (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, George||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2344||19||Martin Lacey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 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|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, John Joseph||10 York Street, St. John's||557||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENDERSON, Robert||10 York Street, St. John's||471||24||Mr. Henderson (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CLIFT, John||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-177 - 503||21||J.A. Clift (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, C. Gordon||100 Springdale Street, St. John's||2302||18||John Charles (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|BURSEY, Walter John||101 Barnes Road, St. John's||2931||18||Mary Bursey (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Albert||102 Barnes Road, St. John's||4410||18||Arthur Symonds (o)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURGESS, Robert||106 Casey Street, St. John's||4666||22||Albert Burgess (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, William H.||106 Springdale Street, St. John's||4547||19||William Pike (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|BURSELL, Sydney||109 Freshwater Road, St. John's||6195||36||Lucy Bursell (s)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Harvey||11 Barnes Place, St. John's||n/a||Clerk||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, John||11 Cochrane Street, St. John's||2411||23||Catherine Scott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNOX, William||11 Feild Street, St. John's||4611||18||William Knox (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|PUDDISTER, Cecil||11 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4499||21||Mark Puddester (p)||Electrician||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Puddester.|
|MARTIN, James||11 John Street, St. John's||3436||22||James Martin (p)||Mattress maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREBBLE, William||11 Knight Street, St. John's||18||26||James Trebble (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Harry||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||4882||21||George Johnson (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Jack [John]||11 Lime Street, St. John's||367||19||Richard Squires (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|