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|
|ANDERSON, Frank||83 Gower Street, St. John's||4576||18||James Anderson (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jesse||Fortune, Burin District||6057||20||Abraham Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, George||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3350||22||Henry Janes||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TUCKER, William||161 Casey Street, St. John's||4686||21||Nellie Tucker (s)||Truckman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDICK, John Withycombe||20 Barters Hill, St. John's||628||21||Mrs. William Campbell||Station agent||1914||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maddock.|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|BENNETT, Albert||Stephenville, St. George District||5698||19||Luke Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett|
|HYNES, Alfred Lacey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1463||19||Esau Gillingham Hynes (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|BROWN, William||Burin Bay, Burin District||4170||19||James W. Brown||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GOODYEAR, Lewis||Springdale, Twillingate District||3576||19||Mrs. Stephen Stephenson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Michael Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||250||19||Margaret Neary (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Edmund||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||8131||49||Lucy Pelley (o)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, William John||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2430||22||Jesse Anne King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HYNES, Leonard||Codroy, St. George District||5859||23||Margaret Hynes (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document|
|METCALFE, Edgar Jones||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3952||23||Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHEATER, Reginald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3670||20||John Cheater (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Thursday, April 25, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|MOORES, Frederick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3322||22||John Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|FRY, Richard||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2625||27||Sarah Fry (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|CROSS, Samuel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2604||19||Henry Cross (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLATTERY, John L.||94 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2594||19||Mrs. W.A. Slattery (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Leonard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||3269||20||Ambrose Penton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, Frank||Burgeo, Burgeo-Lapoile District||5049||22||Heman Clark (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOCKLEY, John Herbert||Olton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom||216||30||William and Jane Hockley (p)||Stone worker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SEYMOUR, Frank||71 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3374||32||Gertrude Seymour (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCARTHUR, Lockie||Grand River, St. George District||5364||22||Jessie McArthur (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Harry Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||2664||19||Solomon Roberts (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, James Manuel||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4638||30||William Brown (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Alexander||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1881||19||Willis King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 4, 1916|
|PORTER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4870||19||Phoebe Porter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EVELLEY, John||Trinity East, Trinity District||4520||19||Elizabeth Evelley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|LEARNING, Francis A.||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6257||24||William Learning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WITHRO - WITHERALL, George||Fortune, Burin Peninsula||5714||26||Martha Withro (p)||Seaman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.|
|STEELE, Allan George||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||1318||19||Fanny Steele (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Patrick||St. John's||2173||19||Amelia Murphy (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOLLIFF, Eldon||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5286||21||Joseph Jolliff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PELLEY, Frederick George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||1056||20||Annie Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, Frank||St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4720||20||James Walsh (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|