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|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|THISTLE, Alexander||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2063||21||Joseph Thistle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert G.||Grand Falls,Twillingate District||5148||19||Robert Mercer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Daniel||Summerside, St. George District||4161||21||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Wilfred||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5111||19||Catherine Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Joseph: correspondence concerning prisoners of war||N/A||No||No||Provincial Archives Reference # GN 19.7 Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Joseph Outerbridge, 6 Sept. 1917 - 29 Jan. 1918, predominantly relating to his search for his son, Norman Outerbridge, #0-98, missing after the battle of Monchy le Preux. Norman Outerbridge was declared dead effective 14 April 1917. Includes statements from members of the Regiment regarding his son's death and and references to Prisoners of War held in Germany. File was incorrectly assigned Regiment # 0-207|
|BARRETT, George H.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3306||19||James Barrett (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Jacob||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5703||28||Maria Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Henry Chesley||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||3308||20||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUY, James||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||4963||22||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, John||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||3062||50||Mrs. John Butt (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|GOODYEAR, Aubrey C.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8119||21||Flossie B. Goodyear (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, John||Winterton, Trinity District||5310||20||Albert Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, William Walter||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||41||19||W.J. Richards (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEFE, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5076||21||Michael Keefe (p)||Machinist||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, George||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4014||19||Thomas J. Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Chesley||184 Duckworth Street, St. John's||669||20||Samuel Noseworthy (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NAPIER, Leonard||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2388||26||Julius Napier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOOKEY, Robert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1849||18||Joseph Hookey (p)||Electrician||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.|
|LODGE, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||3515||18||Mary Jane (George) Lodge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEA, Thomas||Torbay, St. John's East District||3185||19||Edward Shea (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCMANUS, Edward||16 Sebastian Street, St. John's||4504||18||Joseph McManus (p)||Teamster||1918||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.|
|BUNGAY, Arthur John||West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5573||21||Arthur J. Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Eli||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||6305||20||Abner King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MUGFORD, Walter||17 Tessier Place, St. John's||1211||18||Carolina Mugford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DECKER, James||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||8512||24||Henry Decker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TRACEY, William||Carrolls Cove, Labrador||3422||23||John Tracey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers contained in service #13.|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Peter||Ferryland, Ferryland District||8014||22||Robert Mills (o)||Woodsman||1917||Roman Catholic||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|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAULK, William J||Ellistown, Trinity District||3376||19||John Thomas Chaulk (o)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MONTGOMERIE, Alexander||St. John's||0-4||Mrs. Montgomerie (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|LEVERMAN, Donald||168 Water Street West, St. John's||4705||22||Charlie Leverman (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|