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|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|JAMES/JANES, George R.||Botwood, Twillingate District||1642||25||Harriet James (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|FOLLETT, Albert||Grand Bank, Burin District||2920||19||William Follett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|EVANS, Nicholas Joseph||St. John's||1767||18||Helena Doheney (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANNON, Michael Francis||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||967||21||Mrs. James Lannon (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph||33 Angel Place, St. John's||533||22||Frank Jackman (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEGGE, Marcus||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2691||19||Archibald Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 24, 1919||Photograph of grave-site included|
|WIGHT, Arthur||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||944||25||Mrs. Samuel Wight (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|HULAN, Howard||Robinsons Station, St. George District||1568||19||Jane Hulan (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 2, 1916|
|KENT, Martin Patrick||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1270||20||James Kent (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PORTER, Robert Branfitt||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||896||28||John Porter (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|CLEARY, Charles Allen||3 Monkstown Road, St. John's||679||20||P.J. Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DURNFORD, Frederick Roy||Rencontre Island, Fortune District||2631||19||John R. Durnford (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|ELLIS, Ambrose||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3809||27||Reuben Ellis (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|COX, William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||2989||20||William Cox (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SAMSON, Neville||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3544||19||Thomas Edward Samson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURSEY, Goliath||Clarenville, Trinity District||2381||19||Reuben Bursey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917||Related documents misfiled with # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.|
|RICE, Frederick Bennett||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3181||21||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, August 19, 1917|
|HOLMES, Aubrey||Springdale, Twillingate District||2551||19||Henry Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOWE, Walter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4575||20||George Bowe (p)||Mining||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 20, 1919|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|CHAYTOR, Charles||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3168||21||Elizabeth Hoddinott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cheater, Cheator|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GILLINGHAM, Charles||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1445||20||John Samuel Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Richard||Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||2354||21||Nicholas White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|DRISCOLL, Kenneth||Clarenville, Trinity District||2380||23||Willis Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 25, 1919|
|LUFF, Harry||Exploits, Twillingate District||3742||20||William John Luff (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MILES, Augustus||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4856||29||Susan Miles (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 1, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2866||24||William Bennett (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|CARSONS, John||Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1192||19||Lorenzo Carsons (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling in name: recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Carson|
|PARSONS, William Thomas||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||3573||20||Eli Parsons (p)||Railroader||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 14, 1917|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|