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 archives@therooms.ca 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 PoWsort ascending Date of Death Commendations Notes
GOODWIN, Gilbert New Melbourne, Trinity District 5324 19 George Goodwin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DUKE, Peter 48 Cabot Street, St. John's 8301 18 Patrick Duke (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WOODLAND, Sydney Philip Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District 3035 18 Mary Mosher (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEALEY, Leo Francis St. John's 1815 19 Hannah Healey (p) Clothes packer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HALFYARD, William Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5332 21 Josiah Halfyard (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Matthew St. John's 2069 19 James Murphy (p) Clerk 1916 No No
PENDER, Patrick No information 2065 1916 No No Attestation papers not included. Not attested, service ledger notes unfit for service. Also contains information relating to service # 1995 John McGrath
GOSSE, Ronald Chapel Arm, Trinity District 5245 22 Mary Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
WAREHAM, John Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District 4657 18 Israel Wareham (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Walter St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6088 24 Joseph White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAYER, Constantine 228 Water Street, St. John's 175 27 Alex Mayer (o) Photographer 1914 Methodist No No
MCFARLANE, Leo 47 McFarlane Street, St. John's 4793 23 James McFarlane (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No See also Regt. #4810 for additional misfiled documents
CAREW, Thomas Joseph 33 Patrick Street, St. John's 2206 18 Mrs. David Carew (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
MILLER, George Topsail, Harbour Main District 587 21 Mrs. Peter Somerton (p) Miner 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
ISAACS, Thomas C. Burin, Burin District 3697 19 Robert Isaacs (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ASH, John Hants Harbour, Trinity District 1811 22 John Ash (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SMITH, Walter Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5670 21 Elias Smith (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Edward Joseph Horse Cove, Harbour Main District 477 21 Richard Lawlor (o) Machinist 1914 No No
WINSOR, Bertram G. Triton West, Twillingate District 8189 19 William Winsor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
CRANE, Eldred 87 Southside Road, St. John's 2678 26 Mrs. John Crane (p) Cooper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Percy Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4834 18 Mrs. George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Eli Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 2680 18 Robert Mercer (o) Lumbering 1916 Methodist No No
PILGRIM, Orland Griguet, St. Barbe District 1287 18 Jessie Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ODRISCOLL, James William Tors Cove, Ferryland District 996 26 Joseph O'Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
OSBORNE, Reuben Grand Bank, Burin District 3421 19 John Osbourne (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, September 29, 1918
SMALL, Cheslie Frederick Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5284 23 Robert Small (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: Chesley.
CLOUTER, Thomas E. Elliston, Trinity District 5014 23 Horatio Clouter (p) Teacher 1918 Methodist No No
VISCOUNT, John Thomas Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 1065 20 Hannah Viscount (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 30, 1915 Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance
STRICKLAND, Josiah Petites, Burgeo-La Poile District 6306 25 William Strickland (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ELLIOTT, John Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4837 21 Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURT, Alpheus Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District 6004 19 John Burt (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ADEY, Frank Clarenville, Trinity District 1668 19 John Adey (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 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
MUGFORD, Harvey Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 6333 18 Emily Mugford (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Michael Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5759 25 Thomas Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic 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
RICHARDS, Albert 25 Balsom Street, St. John's 3452 18 Jessie Richards (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, William Southside, St. John's 4125 19 John Baker (p) Cab driver 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HUTCHINGS, Albert Charles Brook, Twillingate District 5719 23 Joseph Hutchings (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Felix Flat Island, Bonavista District 4365 19 George Pike (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HAMILTON, Matthew Grand Falls, Twillingate District 4849 23 Philip Hamilton (p) Paper maker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-40 - 334 26 Josiah Goodyear (p) Logging contractor 1914 Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 PDF
HOYLES, Raymond Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5165 22 William Hoyles (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Benjamin Templeman, Bonavista District 5964 24 William Jones (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
TORRAVILLE, Sidney Fogo, Fogo District 8273 22 Thomas Torraville (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
VASEY, Harvey 34 Kings Road, St. John's 3574 21 Henry J. Vasey (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No One document microfilmed as #2574
OREILLY, Patrick R. 124 Water Street East, St. John's 3832 19 Patrick J. O'Reilly (p) Bank clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUDGELL, Hayward Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 4037 21 William Budgell (p) Lumber surveyor 1917 Methodist No No
PRESTON, Stanley Pools Island, Bonavista District 2576 26 Samuel Preston (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No