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|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael James||22 Williams Street, St. John's||0-238 - 70||34||Catherine Murphy (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STOCKLEY, Ephraim||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5596||21||Peter Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Elihu M.||Exploits, Twillingate District||8082||22||Herbert H. Jones (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Chesley William||Pass Island, Fortune District||4080||18||William Carter (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Ernest||Fortune, Burin District||4171||18||Lizzie Faucher (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James John||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1257||18||Patience Hennessey (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LOADER, Frederick||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5620||24||Levi Loader (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRINSON, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5308||27||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DULLANTY, George||St. John's||1096||20||Thomas Dullanty (p)||Storekeeper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STONE, Robert||Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District||2100||19||William Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Charles||Flat Islands, Burin District||2881||23||Mrs. Jacob Miller (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCHENRY, William||Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada||0-214 - 2285||26||Frank McHenry (o)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUDGE, Ambrose||Newstead, Twillingate District||8056||25||Mrs. William Langdon (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|BARBOUR, Baxter||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5255||20||John Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|