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|
|EDDY, George Roland||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1225||20||Emily Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|
|FILLIER, Maximillian William||5 Barron Street, St. John's||507||18||Emily Fillier (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: Maximillam.|
|MATTHEWS, Harold Walter||33 Parade Street, St. John's||358||19||Emily Matthews (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|MUGFORD, Harvey||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6333||18||Emily Mugford (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Robert||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8066||45||Emily Pike (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Walter||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5239||19||Emily Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas||Fortune, Burin District||3298||19||Emily Snook (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918||Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Stephen||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6240||21||Emily West (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEHORN, Abner||New Bay, Twillingate District||5614||21||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|BISHOP, Samuel||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1887||20||Emma Bishop||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLANDFORD, George||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3237||23||Emma Blandford (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|CRON, James Matthew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1585||19||Emma Cron (p)||Student||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DAWE, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5163||20||Emma Dawe (p)||Street car conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLEESON, Joseph||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||8151||31||Emma Gleeson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Gleeson; variant spelling Gleason|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||New Perlican, Trinity District||6263||19||Emma Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|MASTERS, Reginald||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1366||28||Emma Masters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Michael||6 Convent Square, St. John's||3234||20||Emma McGrath (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 193|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, William Thomas||14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||520||28||Emma Newell (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alwin||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate||3453||21||Emma Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin|
|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|
|RIDEOUT, Gordon||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||3754||18||Emma Porter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Adolphus||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||3839||21||Emma Watkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WICKS, William T.||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8429||44||Emma Wicks (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, Cyril C.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8226||18||Emmanuel Pike (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SQUIRES, Ephraim||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||3752||20||Enos Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 21, 1918||Meningitis.|
|PYE, Walter||Cape Charles, Labrador||2254||18||Ephraem Pye (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Allan W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||2722||23||Ephraim Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|LEMONT, Allan||Cape St. George, St. George District||8443||18||Ephraim Lemont (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WATKINS, Robert James||Botwood, Twillingate District||1426||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WATKINS, William Henry||Botwood, Twillingate District||1654||19||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|