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 email@example.com 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|
|CLARKE, Josiah||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1934||23||James Clarke (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FRIZZELL, Richard||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||5182||23||Henry Frizzell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.|
|SHORTALL, Richard Aloysius||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-78 - 395||23||Richard and Catherine Shortall (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes document for Owen William Steele, 0-89 - 326 and Leo M. Shortall, 1940.|
|THOMAS, Albert||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5511||23||George Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|HARTLEY, Arthur Percy||114 Barnes Road, St. John's||174||23||Walter J. Hartley (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||2313||23||William Henry Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LONG, William John||71 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-140 - 48||23||William J. Long (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|SAMPSON, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3167||23||Susanna Downer (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEVENS, Benjamin||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6107||23||William H. Stevens (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Alfred||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1747||23||Henry Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 20, 1918|
|WILLIAMS, Martin||Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District||1647||23||Lucy Williams (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUTER, Thomas E.||Elliston, Trinity District||5014||23||Horatio Clouter (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POLLETT, George||New Harbour, Trinity District||8024||23||Thomas Pollett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Hayward||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||5812||23||Willis Janes (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Nathan||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2180||23||Elijah Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|WHITE, Frank||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3925||23||Sarah Ann White (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PHALEN, Edmund||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6336||23||George Phalen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Leonard||Tilting, Fogo District||5458||23||Ambrose McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, John||11 Cochrane Street, St. John's||2411||23||Catherine Scott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3922||23||Jane Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANNON, James||Carters Hill, St. John's||3205||23||Patrick Lannon (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WICKS, Frederick||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5502||23||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 18, 1918|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Jacob||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4762||23||Edward Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|