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|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|TILLEY, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3982||18||James Tilley (p)||Baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|GANE, Sidney||90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-103||Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Alexander Edward||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||585||20||Edward Parsons (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERSCHELL, David Robertson||Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom||2844||30||Mary Herschell (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CUSICK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8260||18||William Cusick (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||4052||20||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Alfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5973||21||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|PARROTT, Alfred||Winterton, Trinity District||5309||23||Sheila Parrott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Adolphus||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3403||29||Philip Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 3, 1918|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5315||20||Thomas Duggan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Lawrence||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5370||20||Mary (Jeffrey) Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Bertram||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4833||22||Mrs. Henry Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4832 for detailed report concerning absence due to illness. Report also misfiled in # 4893 prior to microfilming; moved during digitization.|
|GOODWIN, Gilbert||New Melbourne, Trinity District||5324||19||George Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODLAND, Walter||New Melbourne, Trinity District||5853||20||Stephen Woodland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, Cyril||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4397||20||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel||River, St. George District||3339||18||Dugald Gillis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Matthew||St. John's||2069||19||James Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|MANNING, Michael Thomas||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2749||18||Mrs. Michael Manning (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENDER, Patrick||No information||2065||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath|
|FRADSHAM, Harvey||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||4910||25||Fred Fradsham (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Hubert||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4828||24||Mrs. Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYER, Constantine||228 Water Street, St. John's||175||27||Alex Mayer (o)||Photographer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Baxter||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5519||20||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCFARLANE, Leo||47 McFarlane Street, St. John's||4793||23||James McFarlane (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #4810 for additional misfiled documents|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Marystown, Burin District||6100||24||Edward Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANGER, Charles E.||Trinity, Trinity District||3646||26||Edmund T. Granger (p)||Tradesman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|WOODFORD, Michael||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8030||20||John Woodford (p)||Boiler maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Frederick Alexander||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2149||20||G.P. Janes||Dental student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Eldred||87 Southside Road, St. John's||2678||26||Mrs. John Crane (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|MERCER, Eli||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||2680||18||Robert Mercer (o)||Lumbering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|GEORGE, Edward||Curling, St. George District||5409||20||Edward George (p)||FIsherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|