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|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|URQUHART, James||No information||0-196||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Variant spelling of name - Urquart|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|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.|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|CHANNING, John Cuthbert||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||347||20||Frances Channing (p)||Druggist||1914||No||No|
|MANUEL, Samuel W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||0-70 - 1204||22||Mary Jane Manuel (p)||1915||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||1916||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, John Hutton||St. John's||834||20||Walter Clouston (p)||Broker||1914||No||No|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|MCCULLOCK, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2148||26||Thomas McCullock (p)||Groom||1916||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.|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|WATERMAN, Frederick Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||0-73 - 441||24||William H. Waterman (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WILLAR, Harry||9 Bond Street, St. John's||8420||24||Wilhelmina Willar (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REEVES, William||No information||0-230||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Attached to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Ambulance Company.|
|SNOW, Joseph H.||Norris Arm, Gander Bay||5766||20||John Snow||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EBSARY, Samuel Joseph||89 Southside Road, St. John's||0-110 - 501||32||Newman Ebsary (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Charles A.||Corbin, Burin District||3363||Mrs. Silas Adams (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|POSTLETHWAITE, Robert Allan||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom||0-66 - 1741||27||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|CHAPLIN, Harold G.||0-243||Mark Chaplin||Doctor||1916||Yes||No||Monday, June 5, 1916||Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)|
|DRISCOLL, Edward||53 Feild Street, St. John's||8371||31||Susan Driscoll (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, William J||77 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-212 - 3460||18||William J. Clouston Sr. (p)||Student||1917||No||No|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|