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|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Samuel||39 Plymouth Road, St. John's||4658||19||Thomas Vavasour (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Robert||Burnt Woods, Conne River, Fortune District||3534||20||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2587||19||W. Maidment (o)||Paper maker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 29, 1917|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Abel||Hillview, Random, Trinity District||5411||20||Thomas Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill|
|ROGERS, Charles Dutton||88 George Street, St. John's||389||20||Robert Rogers||Grocer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers|
|SAMSON, Martin R.||Seal Cove, Twillingate District||8085||29||Robert Samson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Ephraim||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5688||20||Henry Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|RENDELL, Herbert||Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's||0-93||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BOWERS, Benjamin||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||2516||22||Job Bowers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||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|
|TUCKER, William||161 Casey Street, St. John's||4686||21||Nellie Tucker (s)||Truckman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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).|
|TETFORD, Allan||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3549||21||John Tetford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|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|
|JANES, Walter Harold||269 Southside Road, St. John's||56||23||J.W. Janes (p)||Accountant||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|KEAN, Thomas Joseph||91 Monkstown Road, St. John's||2869||20||John Kean (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|METCALFE, Edgar Jones||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3952||23||Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOORES, Frederick||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3322||22||John Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Walter||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3848||23||Luke Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FRY, Richard||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2625||27||Sarah Fry (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACDONALD, Thomas||31 Carnell Street, St. John's||2211||18||Stephen John MacDonald (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|MCARTHUR, Lockie||Grand River, St. George District||5364||22||Jessie McArthur (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARLAND, John Thomas||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6053||22||Eli Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Harry Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||2664||19||Solomon Roberts (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, George||51 Lime Street, St. John's||4446||18||Lawrence Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||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|