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 descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
KING, James Hants Harbour, Trinity District 6124 20 Philip King (p) Steward 1918 Methodist No No
KEARNEY, William St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6252 21 Mary Davis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ROBERTS, Frank Main River, St. George District 8368 20 John Roberts (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie St. John's 1880 19 Silas Follett (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
MATHESON, Donald North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 3051 21 Miss. K. Matheson (o) Sailor 1917 Presbyterian No No Attested for short service
BENOIT, Peter Conne River, Fortune District 3535 28 Jeanie Hincks (p) Furrier/Trapper 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, March 29, 1918
STUCKLESS, Silas Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1669 24 Isaac Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
BROWN, Elijah Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4646 18 Elijah Brown Sr. (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JENNINGS, Hayward Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 1515 21 Rhoda Jennings (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Previously transcribed as Keyward.
PURCELL, Roderick Joseph St. John's 916 19 James Purcell (p) Grocer's salesman 1915 Roman Catholic No No PDF Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
TUCKER, Gordon St. Phillips, St. John's West District 5141 23 Moses Tucker (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALTERS, Gilbert Champneys, Trinity District 620 28 John Walters (p) Student 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SPURRELL, Heber Pools Island, Bonavista District 2291 19 Simon Spurell (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
GALLOP, Morgan Haggerty Street, St.Johns 2434 18 Mrs. R. Kennedy (p) Postman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 13, 1918
ELLIS, Arthur Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5229 20 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COX, Arthur Gaultois, Fortune District 5560 19 Lizzie Knott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SWEETAPPLE, Gideon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3589 19 John Sweetapple (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
NURSE, William Champneys East, Trinity District 3674 19 William Nurse (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
FOSS, Arthur Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5677 22 Sarah Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KAVANAGH, John James Fox Cove, Burin District 2953 24 John Kavanagh (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917 Previously transcribed as Kavanaugh
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
HOPKINS, Allan Twillingate, Twillingate District 3592 20 Henry Hopkins (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Cupids, Port de Grave Distri 5644 18 William Whelan (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
MARTIN, Henley Arthur Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1417 19 Phoebe Martin (p) Undertaker 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 14, 1916
DRAKE, Levi Lally Cove, Fortune District 5195 19 George Drake (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VEY, Wilson Random, Trinity District 5320 19 William Vey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLGER, David Francis West St. Modeste, Labrador 3418 28 John Bulger (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Bolger, form completed as Bulger.
BURRY, Sidney George Greenspond, Bonavista District 1044 29 Mathilda Burry (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MORGAN, Abraham North River, Port de Grave District 5907 21 James Morgan (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MERCER, Azariah Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 8263 22 Emily Mercer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.
HANRAHAN, Gerald 49 Barters Hill, St. John's 4432 18 Bridget Hanrahan (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
DAWE, William J. Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District 5401 24 Selina Dawe (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DOBBIN, William Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5354 23 Nicholas Dobbin (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles] No information 0-244 1914 No No PDF Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.
MURPHY, James Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 4665 18 Charles Murphy (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SHEARS, John Frederick 2 Allan Square, St. John's 4515 18 John Shears (p) Draper 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRIEN, William Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 4551 20 Mary Brien (p) Truckman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JERRETT, Elim Cavendish, Trinity District 8100 18 Ruth Jerrett (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BOONE, James D. Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8063 29 Beatrice Boone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
COLEMAN, Francis (Frank) 49 Carters Hill, St. John's 2527 20 James Coleman (o) Clerk 1916 Roman Catholic No No
KEOUGH, Martin St. John's 1584 19 Bridget Keough (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, November 29, 1917
HALE, Albert Comfort Cove, Twillingate District 5960 19 John Hale (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
QUIRK, Daniel Joseph Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1305 19 Matilda Quirk (p) Railroading 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STACEY, Alfred Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District 1747 23 Henry Stacey (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, January 20, 1918 PDF
NICHOLAS, William Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2729 20 William Nicholas (p) Tanner 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYAN, John Ferryland, Ferryland District 3109 22 Patrick Bryan (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
ROSS, William Leslie Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1547 19 Joseph Ross (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARMITER, Cecil Topsail, Harbour Main District 1586 19 Sarah Parmiter (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916