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|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAM, Robert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3788||25||C.J. Cram (p)||School master||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||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|
|BRODNICK, Edward||7 Stephens Street, St. John's||1951||19||Edward Brodnick Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, Alexander||Crabbes Station, St. George District||4960||21||John Downey (p)||Pipe fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Thomas||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||4370||18||John W. Clouston (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|VINCENT, John||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5876||23||Joseph Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|MORRIS, Kenneth||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||412||25||Joseph Morris (p)||School teacher||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRICKLAND, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||2568||25||John Strickland||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|BURSEY, Stanley||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5450||23||Richard Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bursell.|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5916||24||Richard Allen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, Frank C.||New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's||2653||19||G.E. Turner (p)||Engineering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITMAN, Richard||Lamaline, Burin District||400||26||Elizabeth Walters (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Pittman|
|RICE, Lesley||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3180||23||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRINSON, Jesse||Carmanville, Fogo District||6278||21||Samuel Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILBERT, John Samuel||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6342||20||Gabriel Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DEWEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3587||19||Francis Dewey (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6133||19||Albert Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OSMOND, Robert Baxter||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||4928||18||Joseph Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|VALLIS, Stanley||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3114||18||Richard Vallis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCHUGH, Patrick||Exploits, Twillingate District||5702||19||Sarah McHugh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEWITT, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8433||18||James Hewitt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OXFORD, Henry||Rencontre, Fortune District||2926||17||Samuel Oxford (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAFFEY, Thomas||St. John's||1038||Richard Haffey (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, Arthur Joseph||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1154||21||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEWER, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8480||55||Bridget Fewer||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MORGAN, William||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||6315||20||Joseph Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HYNES, John Francis||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||238||24||James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.|
|PARSONS, William John||North Side, Burin, Burin District||438||22||George Parsons (p)||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918|
|WELSH, Gabriel||Pool's Cove, St. Barbe District||6077||24||Richard Welsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Walsh Community previously transcribed as Pond Cove.|
|DUNN, Sylvester||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6001||20||Earnest Dunn (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FILLIER, Chesley||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2943||18||John Fillier (p)||Merchant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, George James||Grand Bank, Burin District||5875||23||Henry Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FUDGE, Jeremiah||Pass Island, Fortune District||2839||21||James Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|