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|
|UPSHALL, Christopher||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5920||20||Edwin Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5353||20||John Walsh (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Samuel||Newtown, Bonavista District||4375||22||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARLE, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3684||24||William Earle (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|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.|
|MAIDMENT, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3648||28||Richard Maidment (p)||Papermaker||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|MOORE, William||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2987||20||John Moore (p)||Painter||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DELANEY, Thomas||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2225||19||Michael Delaney (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, November 20, 1916|
|GREEN, Chesley||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||3474||19||Mrs. Edward King (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Richard M.||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1202||19||Annie Short (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FLOWERS, Thomas||Hopedale, Labrador||4019||19||Frances Flowers (p)||Fisherman||1917||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|
|PARSONS, Hayward||Southside, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5044||22||Arthur Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Albert John||116 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2782||23||George Snow (p)||Marine engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Daniel||Spanish Room, Burin District||6061||19||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William A.||Fox Cove, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1712||21||John Whittle (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Some documents in French|
|IVANY, William Cox.||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1201||19||Georgina Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MAYO, Leonard||Creston, Burin District||4376||18||Mariah Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Samuel||Fortune, Burin District||3562||18||William Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|KENNEY, Richard||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||1178||23||Minnie Kenney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Jacob||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4762||23||Edward Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARK, Edmund||McIvers Cove, St. George District||3653||19||Reuben Park (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, Thomas Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||2206||18||Mrs. David Carew (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|RANDELL, Marcus||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3772||18||Walter Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|THISTLE, John||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2502||19||William Thistle (p)||Driver||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|FRENCH, Nathan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2373||19||Thomas French (p)||Scholar||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Anthony||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4111||27||Mary Butler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick J.||Princeton, Bonavista District||3542||23||Robert White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURCELL, Richard Baxter||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||1582||21||Dorcas Murcell (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|ELLIOTT, John||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4837||21||Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, Martin||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4145||31||Mrs. E. Kavanagh (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Chesley||Goulds, St. John's West District||4192||20||Ida Cox (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Joseph||English Harbour, Trinity District||3432||20||Stephen Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEETAPPLE, Stephen||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3588||20||John Sweetapple (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOWLER, James Francis||Salmonier [Placentia- St.Mary's District?]||311||32||Mary Fowler (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Fowlow|
|PYNN, Wilson||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5527||24||John Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, Lambert||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5513||20||Albert Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|