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|
|BRYANT, Aaron||Whiteway, Trinity District||847||20||Archibald Golden (o)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|MOSS, Daniel.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2657||19||Thomas Moss (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FRANCIS, Albert Edward||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||2918||20||Philip Francis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MOORES, John||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3250||18||Arthur Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1645||18||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DONNELLY, Jeremiah F.||45 Wickford Street, St. John's||3572||20||William Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|TULK, Ralph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4207||18||Gabriel Tulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||See # 4007 for misfiled document|
|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.|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|HARBIN, Wilfred T.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||953||19||Henry Harbin (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|EDGECOMBE, Silas||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1251||22||Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|RIDOUT, Garland||Newtown, Bonavista District||1595||19||Jane Ridout (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.|
|MERCER, Percy||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2374||20||John Mercer (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5741||21||Justin McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 8, 1918|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|REID, Charles||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4280||19||Edward Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|MURRAY, Samuel||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2732||19||Elizabeth Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|BROWN, John W.||Mussel Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||2564||24||Jane Brown (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, December 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|VOKEY, Herbert John||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2614||19||Emily and Philip H. Vokey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HERDER, Wallace||12 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2274||18||George Herder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|PITTMAN, James W.||New Perlican, Trinity District||2704||27||Samuel Pittman (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 11, 1920||Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas||Fortune, Burin District||3298||19||Emily Snook (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918||Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.|
|COOK, Henry William||Outer Cove Road, St. John's||483||19||Mr. Cook (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MESH, Joseph||Keels, Bonavista District||2534||20||Mrs. William Mesh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||902||20||Henry McWhirter (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 22, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HALIDAY, Abel||Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District||1885||22||Rachael Haliday (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|CHAULK, Isaac John||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2271||22||John Burt (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|