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|
|PITTMAN, Arthur Henry||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3404||20||Charles Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GRANT, George||Marystown, Burin District||6039||21||Bernard Grant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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.|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5154||21||Eleazer Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|DUDER, John C.||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5607||18||Willis Duder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCEY, William J.||Hopeall, Trinity District||5220||20||May Pritchard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, George||33 Water Street, St. John's||4090||22||Martha Lush (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANHAM, John Robert||Burin, Burin District||1774||22||Benjamin Hanham (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HERDER, Herbert Augustus||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2898||29||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Alpheus||Raleigh, St. Barbe District||3101||19||Thomas Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5953||22||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REARDON, Michael||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||3342||25||Patrick Reardon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|KEATING, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||3329||19||Thomas Keating (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|RICKETTS, Josiah||Jamestown, Bonavista District||5316||19||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson||2 Queen Street, St. John's||2723||34||James A.W. McNeilly (o)||Broker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEA, John||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5941||22||Patrick Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Allan Jackson||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2269||29||William B. Smith (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHIVERAUX, Simeon||Main River Gut, St. George District||8474||54||Alice Chiveraux (s)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Variant spelling of name - Chiveiaux.|
|DRAKE, John||Marystown, Burin District||6031||22||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Ernest||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4017||19||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|LAWRENCE, Arthur H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2002||19||John W. Lawrence (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Charles||Flat Islands, Burin District||2881||23||Mrs. Jacob Miller (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|WINSOR, Claude||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4112||18||Mrs. Winsor (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|