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|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|WINDELER, Henry Stanton||11 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-3||H.D. Windeler (p)||1915||No||No||Seconded to 46th BN. M.G. Corps.|
|THORNE, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||3149||18||Joseph Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 23, 1917||Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Joseph||45 Parade Street, St. John's||689||20||Peter Morrissey (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Alexander||Clarenville, Trinity District||3430||19||Maryann Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5984||21||Samuel Freake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLEY, James||Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District||4756||19||Michael Mulley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Arthur||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4996||18||William Jacobs (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Blaketown, Trinity District||2636||20||Lionel Gosse (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MANUEL, Archibald||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3388||22||Phillip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Thomas||64 Cabot Street, St. John's||3288||23||Mrs. Thomas Collins (s)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FARR, Bennett||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3724||22||John Farr (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPENCER, Allan R.||Fortune, Burin District||5564||21||John Spencer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Aaron||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2646||19||Mrs. Noah King (p)||School master||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ONEILL, Leonard||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2130||19||mother (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John F.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5488||21||Robert Dawe (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLETT, Harold||Great Burin, Burin District||4319||18||Joseph Hallett (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5204||19||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Manuel||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2031||27||Jane Oldford (p)||Paper finisher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert G.||Grand Falls,Twillingate District||5148||19||Robert Mercer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VOKEY, Philip||Dildo, Trinity District||2240||22||Mary Ann Vokey (p)||Policeman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|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|