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|
|DICK, George||280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||924||26||John Dick (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 12, 1916|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|GRAY, James John||Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-261 - 1324||24||Mrs. Gray (p)||Bank manager||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Luke||Little Bear Cove, Notre Dame Bay||2036||21||John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TUCKER, Michael||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1607||21||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, William Edward||English Harbour, Trinity District||1156||21||Annie Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GREENING, Garland||Musgravetown. Bonavista District||1506||19||Alexandra Greening (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Francis||St. John's||1005||25||Mrs. Francis Roberts (s)||Grocery clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 11, 1917|
|HEALE, Arthur||St. John's||875||19||William G. Heale (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Arch C.||No information||0-248||Doctor||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; no record in service ledger.|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Robert||St. John's||1309||21||Katherine Hickey (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 15, 1917|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUDSON, Alexander Marshall||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||961||21||Allan Hudson (p)||Teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|