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 email@example.com 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|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|STEPHENSON, John Sydney||Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom||0-112 - 32||25||James Edward Stephenson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I - Photograph of Stephenson included.|
|GARDNER, Cyril||British Harbour, Trinity District||0-65 - 824||29||Arthur Gardner (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COOPER, Ward||Millertown, Twillingate District||1945||19||Mrs. J. Jones (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|WINSOR, Augustus||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5475||21||Daniel Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 26, 1918|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WAGG, Albert F.||Stepaside, Burin District||3270||18||Alma Wagg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|PETITE, Philip||English Harbour, Trinity District||2059||21||Jeremiah Petite (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|MILES, Augustus||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4856||29||Susan Miles (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 1, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|DALTON, Frederick||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4264||19||Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|CRON, James Matthew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1585||19||Emma Cron (p)||Student||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|PITCHER, Corbett||New Harbour, Trinity District||1961||25||Joseph Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|PARSONS, William Thomas||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||3573||20||Eli Parsons (p)||Railroader||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 14, 1917|
|GILBERT, Alexander||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District||2891||20||Albert Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|RANDELL, Peter||Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District||1276||21||Bessie Randell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|DUNN, Henry||Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District||5208||21||Joseph Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 3, 1920|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|WHEELER, Reuben||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2787||19||John Wheeler (of Edward) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|SPURRELL, Frank [Francis Joseph]||St. John's||979||19||John Spurrell (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document concerning Levi Stockley.|
|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|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEGROW, Walter||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||2093||22||John LeGrow (p)||Draper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|CRANE, John C.||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4074||18||John Crane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|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|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|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|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|WISEMAN, Herbert||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2820||22||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|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|