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|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OFFERY, Allan||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||6320||26||Mary Offery (s)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HANN, Thomas||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3018||21||John Henry Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|MATHESON, Donald||North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||3051||21||Miss. K. Matheson (o)||Sailor||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|OBRIEN, William||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||8344||19||Mary Kehoe (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Robert||Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District||2100||19||William Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|CHAPMAN, Herbert||Fort Townshend, St. John's||5017||18||William Chapman (p)||Letter carrier||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|FILLEUL, Horwood M.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5056||27||Philip Filleul (p)||Trapper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Cecil B.||Botwood, Twillingate District||2382||19||George Penney (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCHENRY, William||Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada||0-214 - 2285||26||Frank McHenry (o)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4883||21||Mary Power (P)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Bernard||Catalina, Trinity District||530||26||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONRAN, Michael||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2209||21||James Conran (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|GOVER, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3609||24||Annie King (o)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|ROBERTS, M. C. [Moses Chesley]||Native of Brigus||0-249||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No record in service ledger. One year service with RAMC..|
|KENNEDY, Cyril||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5013||19||Minnie Kennedy (p)||Railway agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1066||27||Nora Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 30, 1915|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|COFIELD, Mark Francis||Allandale Road, St. John's||692||22||William Cofield (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LOWE, Arthur||14 Fleming Street, St. John's||5082||22||George Lowe (p)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|POLLETT, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||3521||18||Archibald Pollett (p)||Paper maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, James J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2181||24||Mrs. Francis Wall (o)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bertram George||Triton, Twillingate District||5552||21||Jesse Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBER, Michael||Mobile, Ferryland District||6059||25||George Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.|
|CRAMM, Frank||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3390||21||Stephen Cramm (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|