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|
|TUCKER, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4390||17||Ellen Dogan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frank||233 Southside Road, St. John's||4486||22||Mrs. V. Lewis (p)||Marconi Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|TESTER, William Ronald||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2132||29||Mrs. Tester (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, Lemuel||Change Islands, Fogo District||5959||21||William LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, William Olie||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JUPP, Leonard John||57 Cochrane Street, St. John's||162||22||William Jupp (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||Brother of Clifford Henry Oliver Jupp, # 0-206 / 157|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PELLEY, Alpheaus||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||8458||39||George Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William J.||St. Jones Without, Trinity District||5441||19||Mathias King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, John||McNeil Street, St. John's||5788||21||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Leonard||Codroy, St. George District||5859||23||Margaret Hynes (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document|
|BAMBURY, Samuel||Pools Cove, Fortune District||3571||19||George Bambury (p)||Trader||1917||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bradbury, Cecil ; Banbury, S.|
|JESSO, Joseph||Brooms Bottom, St. George District||6258||20||James Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|METCALFE, Edgar Jones||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3952||23||Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|CHEATER, James||Grey Islands, White Bay, St. Barbe district||4566||22||James Cheater Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator|
|MOORES, Frederick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3322||22||John Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Maxwell||47 Spencer Street, St. John's||8360||19||George Mitchell (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRY, Richard||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2625||27||Sarah Fry (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FELTHAM, Moses||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5568||19||Benjamin Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Thomas||22 Stephen Street, St. John's||4631||21||Patrick Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Leonard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||3269||20||Ambrose Penton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, Ambrose||Dunfield, Trinity District||2295||18||Jacob Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOCKLEY, John Herbert||Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom||216||30||William and Jane Hockley (p)||Stone worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCARTHUR, Lockie||Grand River, St. George District||5364||22||Jessie McArthur (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOVER, James A.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1723||20||John Joseph Dover (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Harry Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||2664||19||Solomon Roberts (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Fred||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4746||22||James Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, James Manuel||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4638||30||William Brown (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Albert Victor||Catalina, Trinity District||1168||21||Martha King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4870||19||Phoebe Porter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Austin||Trinity, Trinity District||2428||18||Fred Somerton (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William Wilson||Clarenville, Trinity District||1350||22||Stella Wiseman (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, Allan George||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||1318||19||Fanny Steele (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Patrick||St. John's||2173||19||Amelia Murphy (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COURT||No information||0-250||No||No||Attestation papers not included; attached from RAMC|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|SMITH, James||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5326||23||Isaac Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Samuel||Carmanville, Fogo District||3612||22||George White (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Harold||Community: Manuels, Harbour Main District||5386||26||James Francis (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TARRANT, Elias||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2446||22||Mrs. John William Tarrant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STUCKLESS, Theophilus||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4797||21||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MAHER, James||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5834||21||John Maher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|