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|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3178||26||Jacob Moors (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, Oliver||Flat Island, Burin District||8407||18||Mary Ann Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Arthur||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4996||18||William Jacobs (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIVER, Walter||6 Kings Road, St. John's||681||21||George Oliver (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YATES, Augustus A.||New Bay, Twillingate District||5626||21||Water Yates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Claude||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4064||18||John Andrews (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Archibald||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3388||22||Phillip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||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|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|FARR, Bennett||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3724||22||John Farr (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMAN, William H.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2046||21||Henry Norman (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||See # 1190 for misfiled document.|
|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|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GREELEY, Matthew||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1574||22||Sarah Greeley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DAWE, John F.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5488||21||Robert Dawe (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORNICK, Chesley||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3649||18||William Cornick (p)||Papermaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Harold||Great Burin, Burin District||4319||18||Joseph Hallett (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas M.||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4490||18||Thomas Murphy Sr. (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bernard||51 Cabot Street, St. John's||2956||27||Mrs. Joseph Butler (p)||Rancher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOULTON, Samuel||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4633||19||Henry Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Albert Edward||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||2918||20||Philip Francis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|BOONE, Stewart Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1219||20||Sarah Jane Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Dorman||Exploits, Twillingate District||3692||26||Thomas Butt (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Dorman||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||8235||22||George White (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSON, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||4927||20||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|