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|
|JONES, James||Point of Bay, Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2245||22||Isaac Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|EBSARY, Hubert Edgar||147 Southside Road, St. John's||339||24||Stephen Elias Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 1, 1915|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLARKE, Josiah||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1934||23||James Clarke (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WALSH, Michael Francis||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||399||26||Mrs. Patrick Walsh (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHALEN, Augustus||St. John's||1395||20||Hannah Whalen (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNELGROVE, John Charles||St. John's||895||23||Samuel Snelgrove (p)||Sheet metal worker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KANE (KEANE), Walter Arthur||St. John's||803||22||Alice Keane (o)||Motor mechanic||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Keane, Kean, Kane|
|QUINTON, Augustus||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||2195||19||William Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|STRONG, Norman Wheatley||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1522||19||Lydia Strong (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HICKS, Philip Seymore||Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District||5426||18||William Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918||Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.|
|MORRIS, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||2974||20||Charles Morris (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BENOIT, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||2683||21||John Benoit (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle||Fogo, Fogo District||1699||19||Constable William H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SIMMS, George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1066||27||Nora Simms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 30, 1915|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|GARF, Fred||27 Power Street, St. John's||125||20||Charles Garf (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RANDELL, Peter||Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District||1276||21||Bessie Randell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MURPHY, Walter Leonard||20 Buchanan Street, St. John's||407||19||John Joseph Murphy (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 29, 1915|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|MAY, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4047||18||Frederick May (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|PIKE, Manuel Edward||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2666||18||Mrs. Lewis Pike (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|HICKEY, Robert||St. John's||1309||21||Katherine Hickey (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 15, 1917|
|BRYANT, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3623||18||Herbert Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, Thomas Martin||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2508||18||Jane French (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||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|
|BROWN, James Michael||Curling, St. George District||1328||23||Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 3, 1915|
|FEWER, Lawrence Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1268||21||William Fewer (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, June 1, 1916|
|JOHNSTON, George||Trouty, Trinity District||1930||20||James Johnston (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Johnson, forms completed as Johnston.|
|MURPHY, Martin||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3655||22||Martha Murphy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||31 Central Street, St. John's||2459||21||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, November 25, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|WAKELY, Henry Cleverly||St. John's||948||19||Thomas Wakely (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 11, 1919||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 73. Died 11 December, 1919, paralysis|
|CRANE, Henry Charles||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1405||28||John Crane (p)||Railroad work||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Richard||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4537||20||Annie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 27, 1919|
|SAMMS, George||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1988||19||Elizabeth Samms (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 16, 1917||Variation in name: Identified on Bay of Islands war memorial as Sams|
|GUY, Chester Cameron||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1475||19||John Robert Guy (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|