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|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|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.|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|HISCOCK, Samuel||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1283||20||Esther Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||4020||23||Elizabeth Pitman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|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|
|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|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1805||21||Henry Westcott (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|RING, Thomas J.||33 Mullock Street, St. John's||2364||19||Martin Ring (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DELANEY, Thomas||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2225||19||Michael Delaney (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, November 20, 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|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OSMOND, Cecil||Gambo, Bonavista District||2512||22||Ezekiel Osmond (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|LEDREW, Edward J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4123||18||Florence LeDrew (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 9, 1920||Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].|
|WINSOR, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||472||20||John Winsor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ELLIOTT, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1786||18||Samuel Elliott (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|COOK, Henry William||Outer Cove Road, St. John's||483||19||Mr. Cook (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HOLDEN, Luke||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||329||21||Kate Veitch (o)||Train hand||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|LEONARD, Michael||34 Livingstone Street, St. John's||3164||21||Michael Leonard (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2587||19||W. Maidment (o)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 29, 1917|
|HARRIS, Eugene||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2607||20||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|DEWEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3587||19||Francis Dewey (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|HUTCHINGS, William Stanley||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3796||23||Sarah Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITE, Gordon||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4109||24||James White (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|BRINSON, Lewis||Change Islands, Fogo District||5389||22||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 30, 1918|
|STACEY, Alfred||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1747||23||Henry Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 20, 1918|
|FRAMPTON, Harry||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2198||19||Mrs. George Frampton (p)||Wood barker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURPHY, Martin||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3655||22||Martha Murphy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|