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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort descending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
BROWN, Alphaeus Golf Avenue, St. John's 0-276 - 2062 19 Ephraim Brown (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood 5 Colonial Street, St. John's 2321 18 Hugh Carter (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Referred to as Leslie Carter
JACKMAN, Patrick J. 45 Springdale Street, St. John's 8241 24 Alice F. Jackman (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MITCHELL, William St. John's 1500 19 George Mitchell (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
PARSONS, James A. Codroy, St. George District 3784 23 William Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, John Joseph 318 City Terrace, St. John's 4602 19 Thomas Walsh (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Chesley William Pass Island, Fortune District 4080 18 William Carter (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARF, Fred 27 Power Street, St. John's 125 20 Charles Garf (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WAKELY, Henry Cleverly St. John's 948 19 Thomas Wakely (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, December 11, 1919 Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
JONES, Leslie Exploits, Twillingate District 5280 19 Henry Jones (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
LUKINS, John 12 Bell Street, St. John's 547 26 May Lukins (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
MEANEY, John A. Carters Hill, St. John's 2396 18 J.T. Meaney (p) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
STONE, Cyril G. Fogo, Fogo District 3410 18 Aaron Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HILLIER - HELLIER, John St. John's 1878 20 Elizabeth Hillier (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No PDF Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YOUNG, Arthur Harold Twillingate (North Side), Twillingate District 1035 21 Cordelia Young (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, July 6, 1916
SELLARS, Allan Augustus 35 Power Street, St. John's 706 19 Samuel Sellars (p) Clerk 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, August 19, 1916
TILLEY, William Joseph Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 1224 22 William Tilley (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.
CLARKE, Walter J. Springdale, Twillingate District 2574 21 George W. Clarke Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.
PIKE, Frederick Neil St. John's 1600 19 Noah Pike (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
BLACKMORE, Harold Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 4256 23 Theresa Blackmore (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
FOSTER, Sidney La Scie, St. Barbe District 5147 19 James Foster (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
EVANS, Joseph Grand Bank, Burin District 2793 18 Captain William P. Evans (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
PHILLIPS, C. Gordon 100 Springdale Street, St. John's 2302 18 John Charles (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARVEY, Alfred Stanley St. John's 767 24 Mary Christina Harvey (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
MERCER, Robert G. Grand Falls,Twillingate District 5148 19 Robert Mercer (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
BROWN, John William Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan St. John's 1098 23 Sarah Noseworthy (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Alfred Penney St. John's 897 19 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
BARBOUR, Wilfred Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District 3705 27 George Barbour (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No Monday, October 14, 1918
OBRIEN, Leo P. 27 Adelaide Street, St. John's 8261 18 Mary O'Brien (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph] St. John's 979 19 John Spurrell (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.
LOCKE, William Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 4110 21 Frank Locke (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
LEDREW, Arthur 9 Cabot Street, St. John's 4185 18 Jonas Ledrew (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Otto 53 Goodview Street, St. John's 4456 20 John Moore (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
NEWELL, Clement Leslie Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District 3812 23 Margaret Jane Newell (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
THORBURN, Clinton Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 4184 18 Robert Thorburn (p) Clerk 1917 Presbyterian No No
SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney 134 Bond Street, St. John's 59 19 George Skeffington (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Variant spelling of name - Sidney.
STONE, Frederick Ashton 17 Dicks Square, St. John's 3934 18 James A. Stone (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie 5 Maxse Street, St. John's 497 22 Mr. Robertson (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
DALTON, William Patrick St. John's 842 18 Mrs. William Dalton (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HARTLEY, Arthur Percy 114 Barnes Road, St. John's 174 23 Walter J. Hartley (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HUNT, Darius 9 John Street, St. John's 2580 21 Thomas Hunt (p) Clerk 1916 Salvation Army No No
HODDER, Walter Ralph Twillingate, Twillingate District 4791 19 George Hodder (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
HISCOCK, Edgar William Winterton, Trinity District 6275 21 Robert Hiscock (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, William 52 Alexander Street, St. John's 4407 19 Annie Day (o) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No