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|
|SMALL, William Archibald||Farmers Arm, Dildo [Run], Twillingate District||614||21||Mr. Small (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3174||18||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917|
|TUCKER, Gordon||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5141||23||Moses Tucker (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Heber||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2291||19||Simon Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|VAIL, Charlie||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||5095||20||William Vail (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWDRIDGE, William George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2884||18||Thomas Bowdridge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRYANT, Aaron||Whiteway, Trinity District||847||20||Archibald Golden (o)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|WHELAN, William||Cupids, Port de Grave Distri||5644||18||William Whelan (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRICE, Bertram||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5222||22||Albert Price (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Leo||46 Alexander Street, St. John's||3963||18||Peter Byrne (p)||Mechanic||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|MOORES, John||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3250||18||Arthur Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|DEWEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3587||19||Francis Dewey (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CONSTABLE, Arch B||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-275 - 2109||18||Toni Constable (o)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|CROCKER, Andrew P.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8228||18||William Crocker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alexander Edward||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||585||20||Edward Parsons (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919|
|HERSCHELL, David Robertson||Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom||2844||30||Mary Herschell (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|JERRETT, Elim||Cavendish, Trinity District||8100||18||Ruth Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||4052||20||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, Eleazar Philip||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||2795||23||Gideon Greening (p)||Locomotive fireman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland]||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4997||22||Fred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Matthew||St. John's||2069||19||James Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|DAVIS, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2409||21||Joseph Davis (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3635||20||Ellen (John) Critch (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|