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|
|NOSEWORTHY, Joseph||St. John's||1383||20||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Tobacco maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Luke||Little Bear Cove, Notre Dame Bay||2036||21||John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TUCKER, Michael||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1607||21||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|MURPHY, Leo Charles.||77 Prescott Street, St. John's||0-35 - 1384||25||Mrs. Josephine Murphy (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Essay “Arras!” located in file of Regt. # 0-168 seems to have been written by Murphy.|
|ALLEN, James Frederick||Curling, St. George District||1541||19||Catherine Susanna Allen (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|KILFOY, Leo Joseph||Little Bay, Burin District||1713||19||Luke Kilfoy||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|STRICKLAND, Edward J.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1999||24||Philip Strickland (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 18, 1916|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|BRYANT, Aaron||Whiteway, Trinity District||847||20||Archibald Golden (o)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1815||19||Hannah Healey (p)||Clothes packer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|VISCOUNT, John Thomas||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||1065||20||Hannah Viscount (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 30, 1915||Recorded as John Francis Viscount in the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|DEAN, Walter Augustus||Freshwater [Bay de Verde District]||949||25||Elizabeth Summers (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|LEGGE, Joseph||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||1997||22||Jessie Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|LUFF, William Andrew||Exploits, Twillingate District||1598||19||Jessie Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CASHIN, Peter John||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||0-160 - 1387||25||Gertrude Cashin (p)||1915||No||No||I|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|SMALL, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1516||19||Laura Small (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DICK, George||280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||924||26||John Dick (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 12, 1916|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Arthur Stanley||St. John's||1776||21||Henry Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|