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|
|BEWHEY, Edward||St. John's||1144||19||Ellen Bewhey (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 30, 1915|
|ROPER, Frederick Charles||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1189||18||Annie Roper (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 27, 1915|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|HISCOCK, Samuel||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1283||20||Esther Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915|
|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.|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|TUCKER, Walter||St. John's||880||20||Stephen J. Tucker||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 25, 1915|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|LODGE, Samuel Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||165||23||Grace Lodge (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 1, 1915|
|MURPHY, Walter Leonard||20 Buchanan Street, St. John's||407||19||John Joseph Murphy (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 29, 1915|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|HARDY, William Frank||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||179||21||George Hardy (p)||Truckman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|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|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|SHEA, Thomas||Torbay, St. John's East District||3185||19||Edward Shea (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Thomas Gregory||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||971||22||Mrs. John Mahoney (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|VERGE, Max N.||Harbour Grace West, Harbour Grace District||3700||19||Eliza Verge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Herbert H.||50 1/2 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1981||20||Mary King (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||191||19||C.H. Burridge (p)||Stonemason||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Hayward||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||1479||22||William Cooper Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, David||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5412||19||Isaac Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Harry||Harbour Griquet, St. Barbe District||6317||20||William Alcock (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Cyril||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2251||18||Mand Hutchings||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Arthur||Elliston, Trinity District - 60 Mullock Street, St. John's||3203||32||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Robert||Normans Cove, Trinity District||3309||20||Louise (Jonas) Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|STOWE, James||146 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||8225||19||Elizabeth Stowe (p)||Machinist||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|