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|
|WILLS, Robert G.||39 Carters Hill, St. John's||6339||20||James Wills (p)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Mills|
|RICE, Arthur||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5279||19||Patrick Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDY, James||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5331||23||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|TUCKER, Theophilis||Elliston, Trinity District||4778||20||Samuel Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERPOINT, Alfred H.||3 Devon Row, St. John's||3757||25||Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p)||Dry goods clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEVITZ, Charles||108 Gower Street, St. John's||4453||28||Levi Levitz (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|PYNN, John||329 Water Street, St. John's||4036||18||Daniel Pynn (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 31, 1918|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5978||24||William Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||3149||18||Joseph Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 23, 1917||Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.|
|BRYDON, David||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2124||30||Mrs. Brydon (s)||Musician||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|WHITAKER, C.W.||0-1||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROOKING, Edwin||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5440||19||Robert Brooking (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|MILLER, Oliver||Flat Island, Burin District||8407||18||Mary Ann Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4803||21||Patrick Power (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACOBS, Arthur||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4996||18||William Jacobs (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLSEN, Joseph||87 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||313||20||Charles Olsen (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MANUEL, Archibald||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3388||22||Phillip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PERRY, Isaac||Catalina, Trinity District||3621||18||Benjamin Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|FRASER, Nutting Stewart||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-47 - 1183||18||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||1914||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FARR, Bennett||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3724||22||John Farr (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Bertram John||St. John's||3988||24||George Walsh (p)||Cook and baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|KING, Aaron||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2646||19||Mrs. Noah King (p)||School master||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GREELEY, Matthew||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1574||22||Sarah Greeley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John F.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5488||21||Robert Dawe (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Harold||Great Burin, Burin District||4319||18||Joseph Hallett (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|