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|
|MURRAY, Archibald||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2733||21||Edward Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|NURSE, William||Champneys East, Trinity District||3674||19||William Nurse (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|MCGRATH, William||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||4994||19||John McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See service #4494 for additional misfiled documents|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HAMLIN, Stewart||Crow Head, Twillingate District||5609||20||Daniel Hamlin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 19, 1918||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Daniel Stewart Hamlin|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MYRICK, John||12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||99||19||Patrick Myrick (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 10, 1915|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLIAMS, Alexander||Springdale, Twillingate District||2051||21||Lucy Williams (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORGAN, Robert Stanley||South River, Port de Grave District||719||20||Benjamin Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Discrepancy in occupation|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PERRY, Warrick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2218||20||Uriah Martin (p) (o)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Previously transcribed as Warick|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|HOYLES, Obediah||Pooles Island, Bonavista District||3814||21||Charles Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918|
|PENNELL, William Clement||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1546||20||Hazel Pennell (s)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|ELLIOTT, George||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2737||24||Alex Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 2, 1917|
|KNOTT, Cecil James||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2882||18||Robert Knott (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, May 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|FUDGE, Jeremiah||Pass Island, Fortune District||2839||21||James Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BARBOUR, Horatio||Port Rexton, Trinity District||1419||25||Amy N. Barbour (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|LANGER, John||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||2186||19||Caroline Langer (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.|
|MOORES, Samuel J.||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||943||21||Joseph J. Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|BURTON, George Louis||Hay Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2415||23||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HORWOOD, Albert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2298||19||William Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 1, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|MCNEIL, Donald Fraser||McNeil Street, St. John's||411||19||Fannie McNeil (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, July 6, 1916|
|MOULTON, John||Burin, Burin District||3936||19||Thomas J. Moulton (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HYNES, Richard Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||807||23||William Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Hines.|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|MADDOCK, William||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2137||50||Mrs. Maddock (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 17, 1917||Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|