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|
|STUCKLESS, Adolphus||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||3839||21||Emma Watkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|FILLIER, Frank||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||1377||18||Thomas Filler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Elias B.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5422||22||James Brown (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLANCEY, Dennis||Newtown Road, St. John's||4482||29||Mrs. Allan Clancey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|GRACE, Martin Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1272||24||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, John Joseph||359 Southside Road, St. John's||443||21||John Joseph Ellis (p)||Stonemason||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COURAGE, Roland||Catalina, Trinity District||3136||21||Abel Courage (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William||Catalina, Trinity District||5914||22||Simeon Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Clarence Valentine||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3365||18||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|NOSEWORTHY, William James||St. John's||1570||26||Elizabeth Noseworthy (s)||Stoker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||3729||23||Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Henry||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3694||22||George Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Killed 20 October, 1918.|
|WHALEN, Walter||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||8471||27||Philip Whalen (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Whelan.|
|CAINES, Isaac||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1619||20||Michael Caines (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|SAUNDERS, Alonzo||Cape Cove, Fogo District||6028||21||Edward Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Benjamin||St. John's||1848||35||Mary Strickland (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANEY/HEANEY, James Patrick||46 Barnes Road, St. John's||476||21||Kitty Haney (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered in CWGC as Heaney|
|BURN [BYRNE], Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||257||20||James Byrne (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOOTE, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8120||44||Lillian Foote (s)||Railroad man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4609||25||Robert Hatcher (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODD, William||St. John's||1027||22||Matthew Dodd (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Isaac||Bonavista, Bonavista District||420||20||Daniel Fifield (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|HARDY, John||St. John's||760||20||James Hardy (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 14, 1915||Recorded on family gravestone as Richard John Hardy.|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TUFF, George Beverley||58 Gower Street, St. John's||2||33||George Tuff (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LEWIS, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5617||22||Joseph Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Albert||Stephenville, St. George District||5698||19||Luke Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TATCHELL, Henry||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||5972||20||Isaac Tatchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Gambo, Bonavista District||1483||20||Peter Sullivan (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||6182||21||Manuel King (p)||Captain||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, William W.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2435||26||Samuel Brown (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Bertram||Popes Harbour, Trinity District||8399||23||Mary J. Vokey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|GULLAGE, Frederick H.||Catalina, Trinity District||3704||24||George Gullage (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEAN, Weston||Pools Island, Bonavista District||0-293 - 2401||20||Eleazer Kean (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|