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|
|MERCER, Charles||32 McKay Street, St. John's||3820||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ALCOCK, William D.||206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3369||18||Arthur A. Alcock (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ONEIL, Augustine J.||273 Water Street, St. John's||3243||18||Agnes O'Neil (p)||Mechanic||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEST, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8320||18||Stephen Best (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Cyril G.||Fogo, Fogo District||3410||18||Aaron Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNELL, William Anthony||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3347||18||Daniel J. Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDREW, Edward J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4123||18||Florence LeDrew (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 9, 1920||Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].|
|WHITE, James||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8117||18||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|ROWE, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||1991||18||John Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|STAFFORD, Charles||261 Southside, St. John's||4688||18||William Stafford (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3445||18||Jessie Titford (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|JACOBS, Harold G.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2253||18||David Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 9, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAGGETT, Edward P.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2164||18||George Haggett (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Vater||Golf Avenue, St. John's||3926||18||John Rose (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Cyril Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3231||18||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLON, Stewart F.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4202||18||Samuel Wellon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WAREHAM, John||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4657||18||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAITE, Llewellyn||Smith Sound, Trinity District||2257||18||Diane Laite (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Joseph||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3857||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWDEN, George||11 Mullock Street, St. John's||4289||18||Thomas Dowden (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, Lewis Gilbert||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2214||18||Levi Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 2, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information.|
|COLTON, Cyril B||Water Street West, St. John's||4402||18||Sarah Colton (p)||Gas Works worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|HULL, Victor||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5471||18||John Hull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, June 8, 1916|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Aubrey||New Harbour, Trinity District||4806||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|