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|
|NEWMAN, Albert Stanley||97 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-57 - 36||21||John F. Newman (p)||Customs clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Thomas||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5591||22||John Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5949||18||William Miller (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMAN, Sainsbury||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8008||20||Joseph Norman||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PINSENT, Willis G.||Brighton, Twillingate District||5525||20||Samuel Pincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pincent|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|WILLIAMS, Walter||4 Bond Street, St. John's||8398||21||Alice Williams (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Garland||Newtown, Bonavista District||1595||19||Jane Ridout (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout. See # 1895 for misfiled documents.|
|FORSEY, Claude||Grand Bank, Burin District||2971||20||John H. Forsey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Percy||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2374||20||John Mercer (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1805||21||Henry Westcott (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAINES, John||Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||4974||19||John Caines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 6, 1918|
|CLOUTER, Lewis||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6202||22||Annie Martin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eleazor||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3442||19||George Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOISEY, Richard Patrick||St. John's||1462||27||Richard Voisey (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GUY, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5238||20||John Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|DODGE, John||English Harbour East, Fortune District||6138||24||George Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2161||21||Jane Matthews (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORGAN, William||St. John's||865||19||John Albert Morgan (p)||Plumbers apprentice||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Samuel||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1887||20||Emma Bishop||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, James||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||8477||19||William Dwyer (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NORTHCOTT, Lewis||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1451||20||George Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4116||21||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8278||18||Alphonsus Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|ROWE, Harry Mott||17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's||611||19||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|STAMP, Patrick D.||21 James Street, St. John's||656||28||William Stamp (p)||Stoker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|BUGDEN, Reginald||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3417||25||Walter Bugden (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, William||Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District||8043||26||Mary Ann Pittman (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|HICKEY, Lawrence||St. John's||1886||19||William Hickey (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|PHELAN, Douglas Edward||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2975||15||James Phelan (p)||Mason||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLS/WELLS, Clarence||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2681||20||Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC|
|SAUNDERS, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3577||20||James Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HAPGOOD, Walter||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5130||21||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|MURRAY, Samuel||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2732||19||Elizabeth Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|BAILEY, Herbert||Flat Island, Burin District||5866||21||John Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pennywell Road, St. John's||8391||44||Amelia Judge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|