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|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph George||Gallows Cove, Harbour Main||2272||17||Thomas Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MUNN, William Lionel Garth||26 Gower Street, St. John's||0-56 - 1924||17||William A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||I|
|RICHARDS, Robie||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||n/a||17||Drummer (formerly druggist)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.|
|ROWE, Nelson J.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||8350||17||John Edward Rowe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRYANT, Douglas||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3967||17||Garrett Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|BURT, Claude||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||6192||17||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Meshach||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8183||17||Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William F.||St. John's||1628||17||James Wiseman (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Lewis B.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2019||17||Samuel Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEAWARD, John||Cupids, Port de Grave District||8290||17||Frederick Seaward (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Patrick W.||13 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8314||18||Philip Moore (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Triton, Twillingate District||2301||18||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Harold Anthony||Battery Road, St. John's||3050||18||Stan Walsh (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MYLES, Hubert||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3817||18||Andrew Myles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: family spelling is Miles|
|ASHFORD, William J.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8421||18||Thomas William Ashford (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PALFREY, Patrick||10 Gilmore Street, St. John's||2582||18||Margaret Palfrey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Bramwell Booth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3120||18||Levi Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1620X|
|PARDY, Archibald C.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8204||18||John Pardy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, Tobias||Fortune Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate District||4913||18||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|SKINNER, John Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3383||18||Cornelius Skinner (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains Attestation for short service.|
|PENNELL, Samuel||67 Lime Street, St. John's||2887||18||James Bennett (p)||Jeweller||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, Hubert||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3580||18||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparks.|
|ROSE, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2919||18||Matthew Rose (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|
|PAUL, Robert||Burin Bay, Burin District||4087||18||Albert Paul (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PINE, Aloysius Richard||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5385||18||James Pine (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|