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|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|CARTER, Harry J.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2193||21||Mrs. Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARDING, Ernest William||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2949||20||David Harding (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOUTCHER, John W.||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5940||24||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.|
|CLARKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6090||22||Richard Clarke (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, David||50 George Street, St. John's||2286||22||Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, George||31 Campbell Street, St. John's||8237||24||Susan Cheator (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GREENLAND, Hubert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2624||19||John Greenland (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Blaketown, Trinity District||5356||19||Abraham Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|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|
|CRANFORD, James||3 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2221||26||William Cranford (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.|
|CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville||Crabbes, St. George District||2789||18||Joseph Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|DAY, William||52 Alexander Street, St. John's||4407||19||Annie Day (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HOWELL, Edmund||Catalina, Trinity District||8033||30||Mary Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, Rupert||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2685||23||Elizabeth Sparkes (o)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||11 Stephen Street, St. John's||1179||23||Richard Squires (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||2266||19||Susan Ryan (o)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|KEEPING, John||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5199||20||Edward Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOUCHER, Charles||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5932||20||George Boucher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.|
|BROWN, George||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||5931||19||Hannah Mariah Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, November 2, 1918||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.|
|BALL, Hayward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2199||19||Mrs. Harry Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Arthur||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3400||22||George Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|JEFFERIES, William||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3338||20||George Jefferies (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5145||19||Martin Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|LANE, Samuel||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||5271||20||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5154||21||Eleazer Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2615||20||Leander Mercer (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Identified as William Mercer on attestation papers and CWGC; identified as John William Mercer on memorial scroll.|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCEY, William J.||Hopeall, Trinity District||5220||20||May Pritchard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHARMAN, Victor Lionel||Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom||8321||22||Edward Sharman (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||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|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|LUSH, George||33 Water Street, St. John's||4090||22||Martha Lush (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|