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|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|BASTOW, Albert Chesley||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2750||20||Francis Bastow (p)||Farmer||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||Yes||Sunday, November 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See Regt. # 21 for misfiled document|
|BURTON, John A.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3939||21||Annie Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|BENDELL, James Alexander||235 Water Street, St. John's||207||19||Sophia Bendell (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SPENCER, Maxwell||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3640||19||Mary (George) Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|OBRIEN, William Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1068||20||Mary O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, John||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||2456||25||Mrs. James Squires (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|DOHANEY, William Patrick||21 Prospect Street, St. John's||496||23||Mr. Dohaney (p)||Plumber||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|CURLEY, John Thomas||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1435||30||Elizabeth Curley (s)||Iron moulder||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FIFIELD, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3473||18||Charles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|NEWMAN, James||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||2901||21||John Newman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 27, 1918|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORE, James E.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2189||18||William Moore (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, February 8, 1917|
|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|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HUDSON, Lewis Gilbert||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2214||18||Levi Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 2, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information.|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|DORAN, John||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2660||18||Isabel Doran (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|HULL, Victor||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5471||18||John Hull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, June 8, 1916|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|HISCOCK, Samuel||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1283||20||Esther Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915|
|RING, Thomas J.||33 Mullock Street, St. John's||2364||19||Martin Ring (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHELAN, James||Horse Cove Line, St. John's||3560||18||Priscilla (James) Whelan (p)||Wood cutter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Includes Whelen as a variant spelling|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CANNING, Permanus||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5455||19||William Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 24, 1918|
|HOWARD, James John||52 Colonial Street, St. John's||560||22||Patrick and Johanna Howard (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|DELANEY, Thomas||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2225||19||Michael Delaney (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, November 20, 1916|
|WARFORD, Garland||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||964||21||Mrs. William Warford (m)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|SEALEY, Frederick||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3257||19||Mrs. John Sealey (o)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARMITER, Norman||Topsail, Harbour Main District||3929||18||Samuel Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|OSMOND, Cecil||Gambo, Bonavista District||2512||22||Ezekiel Osmond (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|