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|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Eli||Horwood, Fogo District||2977||20||Abel Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Charles||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3867||21||Mrs. Somerton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5480||20||Lydia (Stephen) Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in mother's name: recorded as both Squires and Sparkes.|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Jacob||St. John's||2264||35||Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODLAND, Sydney Philip||Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District||3035||18||Mary Mosher (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Christopher Bertram||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-38 - 33||31||Jacob Dicks (p)||Clerk, Government Engineer's Office||1914||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|GILLINGHAM, Walter||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4212||20||James Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3314||19||Jessie (John) Crocker (p)||Millwright||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.|
|GOSSE, Ronald||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5245||22||Mary Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WHITE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6088||24||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REES, Maxwell||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||4332||19||Reuben Rees (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|BROWN, Ernest||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||1493||20||Malcolm Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|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|
|SMITH, Walter||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5670||21||Elias Smith (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Bertram G.||Triton West, Twillingate District||8189||19||William Winsor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2765||25||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Joseph||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5819||20||Moses Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Duncan||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5073||24||Elizabeth Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDEN, Sylvester||216 Water Street, St. John's||149||19||Ann Madden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Walter||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3137||18||William Joy (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Japheth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2110||24||Henry Hounsell (p)||Paper mill||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Killed in action Neuve-Église|
|CLOUTER, Thomas E.||Elliston, Trinity District||5014||23||Horatio Clouter (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUDLOW, John||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3871||18||Benjamin Ludlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRITCHELL, John||Belleoram, Fortune District||5881||21||James Critchell (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|BURT, Alexander F.||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5270||21||Stephen Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Hubert||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2693||21||Mrs. George Webber (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Simon||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5358||24||Martha [Curtis] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Hayward||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5223||22||John Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|