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|
|SOMERTON, Austin||Trinity, Trinity District||2428||18||Fred Somerton (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, James Manuel||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4638||30||William Brown (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PORTER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4870||19||Phoebe Porter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|WITHRO - WITHERALL, George||Fortune, Burin Peninsula||5714||26||Martha Withro (p)||Seaman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Samuel||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4533||20||Samuel Dawe (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, Allan George||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||1318||19||Fanny Steele (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|MURPHY, Patrick||St. John's||2173||19||Amelia Murphy (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOLLIFF, Eldon||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5286||21||Joseph Jolliff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WHITE, Sandy [Alexander]||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4728||22||John White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Harold||Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District||5386||26||James Francis (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TARRANT, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||3816||18||George Tarrant (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Theophilus||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4797||21||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEEPING, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||1755||19||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Arthur||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3654||24||James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMAN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8276||19||Fred Norman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8117||18||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, William||Goulds, St. John's West District||5318||22||Jessie Cox (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKEY, Bernard||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6094||21||Daniel Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Augustus||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5252||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|CALLAHAN, William J.||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2730||21||R. Callahan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Archibald||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5136||20||Leander Drover (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4877||19||Lawrence Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLOUMB, David||Shallops Cove, St. George District||8081||18||Frank Coloumb (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WAY, Joseph Harold G.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3851||24||Arthur Way (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, Samuel||Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District||5747||23||Marmi Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, John||Fogo, Fogo District||2488||19||Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, Alphonse||Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District||4563||19||Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, George||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4932||18||William Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph H.||Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District||3802||18||John Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORAN, Patrick W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1983||36||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIGHT, Peter||Nain, Labrador||5951||23||Johannah Bright (s)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|ANTHONY, Samuel||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5493||21||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMEY, Samuel J.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8376||47||Michael Thomey (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|BENNETT, Joseph||Fortune, Burin District||6134||27||Thomas Bennett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Joseph Chesley||Winterton,Trinity District||2151||19||Mrs. Walter French (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEVIOUR, James Joseph||6 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||2979||18||Martha Seviour (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sceviour|