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|
|CONNORS, Maurice G.||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3942||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|DOBER, Michael||Mobile, Ferryland District||6059||25||George Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||follows service #6050 on microfilm. Died, Spanish influenza (1918). attestation papers completed as Dover, all documents are Dober; Dober is correct.|
|KEARSEY, Francis||Pennywell Road, St. John's||3265||31||Annie Kearsey (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENGER, Rance||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4230||18||John Benger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 20, 1921|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|
|WINTER, Randolph Milligan||St. John's||908||27||John Winter (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|KEAN, Thomas Joseph||91 Monkstown Road, St. John's||2869||20||John Kean (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|CHEATER, Reginald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3670||20||John Cheater (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Thursday, April 25, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|JACOBS, Walter||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3848||23||Luke Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||78 Kings Road, St. John's||206||21||Ambrose Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KING, Alexander||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1881||19||Willis King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 4, 1916|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BROWN, William||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||2183||25||Mrs. Eliza Keefe (o)||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, May 9, 1917||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MURPHY, Lawrence||126 Water Street, St. John's||196||20||Mary White (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WADE, Edgar||Elliston, Trinity District||1917||20||Maria Wade (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|PORTER, Robert Branfitt||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||896||28||John Porter (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MACDOUGALL, Alexander||St. John's||900||22||John MacDougall (p)||Butcher||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - McDougall|
|COX, William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||2989||20||William Cox (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CRITCH, Kenneth||LaScie, St. Barbe District||1264||24||William Critch (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURSEY, Goliath||Clarenville, Trinity District||2381||19||Reuben Bursey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917||Related documents misfiled with Regt. # 1348 Frederick John Bursey, brother of Reuben.|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|RICE, Frederick Bennett||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3181||21||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, August 19, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Eugene Fred||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||2525||20||Mr. E. F. Taylor (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|BOWE, Walter||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4575||20||George Bowe (p)||Mining||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, July 20, 1919|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WARREN, John Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2784||31||Mrs. Joseph Warren (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|PERRY, Percie||Newtown, Bonavista District||4181||27||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|NEWELL, Victor Perrin||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3598||19||Nathan Newell||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 17, 1917|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|SOPER, Morley||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1259||26||Elizabeth Soper (p)||Station agent||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 29, 1915|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MUGFORD, George||Codroy, St. George District||1943||19||Celina Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 24, 1916|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|RICHARDS, David||Little Braha, St. Barbe District||1082||25||Julia Richards (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|