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|
|FELIX, Joseph||Felix Cove, St. George District||4372||24||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Wallace||Bauline, St. John's East District||5841||19||James King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Aubrey||New Harbour, Trinity District||4806||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Osmull||Charles Brook, Twillingate District||8243||19||Edwin Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oswell.|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, Andrew||Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3794||20||Charles Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WHALEN, Charles||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4266||18||John Whalen (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Harold||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5213||19||Philip Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Hayward||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6120||23||George Hussey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BATTEN, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6234||20||John Batten (p)||Carpenter||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Andrew||Dildo, Trinity District||1393||21||Julia Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WILLAR / WHEELER, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1739||28||John Wheeler (of James) (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Willar changed the spelling of his surname during the war, Wheeler became Willar|
|SQUIRES, Walter E. V.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3414||26||John A. Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 3191 for misfiled document|
|HUTCHINGS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8108||18||Jonathan Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||2522||18||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROMSEY, Joseph Martin||Main River, St. George District||1424||31||William Bromsey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||5267||20||Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DWYER, Michael||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4644||20||Joseph Dwyer (p)||Pump man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWELL, Esau||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4916||19||Samuel Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOHANEY, William Patrick||21 Prospect Street, St. John's||496||23||Mr. Dohaney (p)||Plumber||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Mark||Trinity, Trinity District||1390||28||Caroline Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEALE, Robert William||St. John's||843||20||William Heale||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included|
|PARDY, Reuben||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5168||24||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Stewart||Charleston, Bonavista District||2328||29||Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s)||Seaman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, John C||Leslie Street, St. John's||3614||18||Jessie (Ebenezer) Barnes (p)||Shellmaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|ROGERS, John||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5509||22||John Rogers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Rodgers|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Charles||28 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||3606||20||William Pike (p)||Tradesman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SAUNDERS||2609||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Dorman||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||8235||22||George White (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Patrick Joseph||Port au Port, St. George District||8245||18||Alexander Hall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Lloyd||Goulds, St. John's West District||4195||18||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|