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|
|FIFIELD, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3473||18||Charles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|STACEY, Alfred||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1747||23||Henry Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 20, 1918|
|BRYAN, John||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3109||22||Patrick Bryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Ernest||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||1493||20||Malcolm Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|HOUNSELL, Japheth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2110||24||Henry Hounsell (p)||Paper mill||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Killed in action Neuve-Église|
|FOWLOW - CLARKE, William.||5 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||81||22||Abram Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I - Discrepancy in name: soldier enlisted as William Fowlow, documented in CWGC as William Clarke; Previously transcribed as Fowler; identified in Cramm as Fowler.|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|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|
|ABBOTT, Stanley||Battery Road, St. John's||283||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|PETITE, Philip||English Harbour, Trinity District||2059||21||Jeremiah Petite (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NEVILLE, Richard||Topsail Road, St. John's||1080||21||Ellen Neville||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HURDLE, Arthur William||Dunfield, Trinity District||1091||18||Jessie Hurdle (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|REID, Charles||17 Cook Street, St. John's||671||29||George L. Reid (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|BUTLER, Thomas Charles||Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2990||28||William Butler (o)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|GRANGER, Charles E.||Trinity, Trinity District||3646||26||Edmund T. Granger (p)||Tradesman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|GARDNER, Theophilus||British Harbour, Trinity District||1580||20||Eugenie Gardner (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|MERCER, Nathan||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2180||23||Elijah Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 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|
|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|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|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.|
|PENNEY, Josiah H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||665||24||S. Grace Penney (o)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|LEGGE, Joseph||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||1997||22||Jessie Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|SQUIRES, John||Blackhead Road, Southside, St. John's||2343||18||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|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.|
|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|
|RYAN, Patrick||Turks Gut, Conception Bay, Port de Grave District||3188||18||Patrick Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|JAMES/JANES, Frederick||St. John's||1275||22||Bertha James (m)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|