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|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|STUCKLESS, Theophilus||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4797||21||Aaron Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Eldred||53 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4857||20||Ambrose Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert John||No information||0-26||1917||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Lieutenant, liaison with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No attestation papers.|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COX, William||Goulds, St. John's West District||5318||22||Jessie Cox (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Bertram Benjamin||St. John's||1047||28||Kate Harris (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Augustus||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5252||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMSON, Peter||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||267||21||John Samson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Ralph||Trouty, Trinity District||2114||22||James Johnson (p)||Paper makers helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4877||19||Lawrence Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|MORGAN, Samuel||Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District||5747||23||Marmi Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, George||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4932||18||William Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Richard||North Wales, United Kingdom||3268||18||Margaret Jones (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph H.||Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District||3802||18||John Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Timothy||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5052||18||John Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIGHT, Peter||Nain, Labrador||5951||23||Johannah Bright (s)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3049||20||Bertha M. Tessier (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FRENCH, Joseph Chesley||Winterton,Trinity District||2151||19||Mrs. Walter French (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WARD, Henry||Griguet, St. Barbe District||5054||19||John Ward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCHENRY, William||Grand Falls,Twillingate District - formerly of Quebec, Canada||0-214 - 2285||26||Frank McHenry (o)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Four documents duplicated from #0-214 William McHenry are on the reel labelled as Bernard Forsey. Labels were placed by LAC at time of microfilming. Also contains documents relating to service #0-120-1553, Frank Burke|
|FOSS, Henry||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5664||18||George Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PELLEY, Albert||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8103||21||Jobes Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4063||21||William King (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROCKWOOD, John Joseph||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2358||18||James Rockwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Peter||127 Southside Road, St. John's||4479||18||Leo Blundon (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.|
|CHAYTOR, Herbert||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4454||18||Fred Chaytor (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Charles F.||Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District||8208||18||Ellen Dennis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No||No||No|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLAM, George C. [Charles]||Robinsons, St. George District||4941||21||James Gillam (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.|
|PARSONS, Alfred||Sandy Point, St. George District||2852||19||Lewis Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|