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|
|MOORES, Frederick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3322||22||John Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Walter||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3848||23||Luke Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FRY, Richard||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2625||27||Sarah Fry (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Leonard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||3269||20||Ambrose Penton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, Frank||Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District||5049||22||Heman Clark (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|MCARTHUR, Lockie||Grand River, St. George District||5364||22||Jessie McArthur (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, John Thomas||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6053||22||Eli Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Harry Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||2664||19||Solomon Roberts (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, James Manuel||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4638||30||William Brown (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Alexander||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1881||19||Willis King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 4, 1916|
|PORTER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4870||19||Phoebe Porter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|WITHRO - WITHERALL, George||Fortune, Burin Peninsula||5714||26||Martha Withro (p)||Seaman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Samuel||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4533||20||Samuel Dawe (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, Allan George||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||1318||19||Fanny Steele (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|MURPHY, Patrick||St. John's||2173||19||Amelia Murphy (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOLLIFF, Eldon||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5286||21||Joseph Jolliff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Sandy [Alexander]||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4728||22||John White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested as Sandy White; later documents completed as Alexander|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Harold||Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District||5386||26||James Francis (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TARRANT, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||3816||18||George Tarrant (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Theophilus||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4797||21||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEEPING, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||1755||19||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BAKER, Arthur||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3654||24||James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMAN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8276||19||Fred Norman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8117||18||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, William||Goulds, St. John's West District||5318||22||Jessie Cox (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKEY, Bernard||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6094||21||Daniel Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Augustus||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5252||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BROCKLEHURST, George Augustus||St. John's||848||24||Charles F. Brocklehurst (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|HOUSE, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2554||19||Joseph House (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 22, 1918|
|CALLAHAN, William J.||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2730||21||R. Callahan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|