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|
|DAWE, Stewart||83 McFarlane Street, St. John's||2506||22||Robert Dawe (p)||Train conductor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917|
|HAINES, Albert||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1110||20||Rosanne Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|COOPER, Ward||Millertown, Twillingate District||1945||19||Mrs. J. Jones (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURBRIDGE, William||Epworth, Burin District||3882||20||George Burbridge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 19, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|HARVEY, Henry||25 Carew Street, St. John's||2336||21||William Harvey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|NORMAN, Walter H.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2662||20||Nathan Norman (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 27, 1917|
|SOUTHCOTT, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3852||19||Arthur Southcott (p)||Paper maker||1917||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WAGG, Albert F.||Stepaside, Burin District||3270||18||Alma Wagg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GARDNER, Cyril||British Harbour, Trinity District||0-65 - 824||29||Arthur Gardner (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WELLS, Joseph Warren||St. John's||1147||25||Sarah Wells (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|ROPER, Frederick Charles||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1189||18||Annie Roper (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 27, 1915|
|BRODERICK, Michael||St. John's||808||22||Patrick Broderick (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|WINSOR, Augustus||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5475||21||Daniel Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 26, 1918|
|CRON, James Matthew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1585||19||Emma Cron (p)||Student||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 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.|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FORTUNE, William||2 Patrick St., St. John's||1194||24||Sylvester Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PELLEY, Clarence||Georges Brook, Trinity District||2484||22||John Pelley (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|EVANS, Leonard||St. John's||658||21||Jabez Evans (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|DALTON, Frederick||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4264||19||Mrs. Mahala Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document concerning Levi Stockley.|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ONEILL, Michael Joseph||St. John's||763||18||A. O'Neill (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEGROW, Walter||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||2093||22||John LeGrow (p)||Draper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles Albert||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1471||24||Matilda Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEST, Frank Gordon||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||42||20||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk (hardware)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CRANE, John C.||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||4074||18||John Crane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|CLARKE, Walter J.||Springdale, Twillingate District||2574||21||George W. Clarke||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|MERCER, Nathan||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2180||23||Elijah Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|FIFIELD, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3473||18||Charles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|