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|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPENCER, Maxwell||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3640||19||Mary (George) Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|OBRIEN, William Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1068||20||Mary O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRANE, John C.||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4074||18||John Crane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BARTLETT, Joseph Patrick||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||629||20||Mrs. John Bartlett||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|QUIGLEY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||861||27||Mrs. Captain Turner (o)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GARDNER, Edward James||British Harbour, Trinity District||1247||23||Mrs. Gardner (p)||Postal clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROSE, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2919||18||Matthew Rose (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUGDEN, John Stanley||Epworth, Burin District||2815||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Wallace||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3793||18||William Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 22, 1918|
|BAKER, Nero||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5041||26||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 3, 1919|
|HOLLAND, Michael J.||St. John's||1634||18||Richard Holland (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VOISEY, Leo Michael||St. John's||959||19||Mrs. Richard Voisey (p)||Stove fitter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CLARKE, Walter J.||Springdale, Twillingate District||2574||21||George W. Clarke||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.|
|RIDOUT, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2455||19||Isaac Ridout (p)||Plumber||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|HUSSEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1533||19||John Hussey (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ABBOTT, Stanley||Battery Road, St. John's||283||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JEFFERS, Silas||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||292||22||Francis Jeffers (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I.|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|BASTOW, Albert Chesley||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2750||20||Francis Bastow (p)||Farmer||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||Yes||Sunday, November 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See Regt. # 21 for misfiled document|
|BURTON, John A.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3939||21||Annie Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SQUIRES, John||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||2456||25||Mrs. James Squires (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|JEANS, John Allan||Catalina, Trinity District||424||28||William T. Jeans (p)||Brakesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BALSOM, Ralph Norman||Clarenville, Trinity District||2395||23||William Balsom (p)||Conductor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 29, 1918|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SIMMS, John Henry||Fogo, Fogo District||88||22||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|CURLEY, John Thomas||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1435||30||Elizabeth Curley (s)||Iron moulder||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROWE, Harry Mott||17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's||611||19||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NEWMAN, James||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||2901||21||John Newman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 27, 1918|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|WISEMAN, Herbert||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2820||22||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|