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|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TULK, Augustus||St. John's||1603||23||Mary Tulk (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||100 Casey Street, St. John's||8250||19||Mrs. Rosanna Taylor (p)||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Job||Pools Cove, Fortune District||4162||18||James Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Congregationalist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Handcock|
|BRYAN, John||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3109||22||Patrick Bryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Oswald Raymond||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2156||18||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alec Jabez||Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom||2832||28||William Walter White (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Formal name: Alexander Jabez|
|KITCHEN, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4809||24||George Kitchen (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Thomas Bowning||2 Parade Street, St. John's||642||20||James Evans (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Bowring, Browning, Bowing.|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LARKINS, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5023||20||Mary Ann Larkins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Larkin|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHIPMAN, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1320||22||Edward Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Samuel||Sandy Point, St. George District||3147||18||Abram Tilley (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Martin||Halls Bay, Springdale, Twillingate District||1647||23||Lucy Williams (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GALPIN, John||Codroy, St. George District||1526||27||Jane Kendall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FUDGE, Aubrey||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5684||19||Peter Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|SLATTERY, Patrick Joseph||8 King's Road, St. John's||2983||19||James Slattery (p)||Linotype operator||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|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.|
|GARLAND, John William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5804||24||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|BARTLETT, Albert||Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district||5530||21||Albert Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODLAND, Sydney Philip||Taylors Bay, Lamaline, Burin District||3035||18||Mary Mosher (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Charles||Franklin Avenue, St. John's||2999||19||Phoebe Day (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|GILLINGHAM, Walter||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4212||20||James Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|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.|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|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|