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|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Cecil B.||Botwood, Twillingate District||2382||19||George Penney (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Elihu M.||Exploits, Twillingate District||8082||22||Herbert H. Jones (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, Ernest||Fortune, Burin District||4171||18||Lizzie Faucher (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4883||21||Mary Power (P)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5145||19||Martin Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Bernard||Catalina, Trinity District||530||26||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Eugene S.||North Bay, La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||8098||23||Thomas Farrell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, George||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3619||21||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|LODGE, Nathaniel George||Catalina, Trinity District||2810||26||Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHAYTOR, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||8249||19||Bernard Chaytor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HART, John||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3550||25||Henry Hart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|POLLETT, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||3521||18||Archibald Pollett (p)||Paper maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MURPHY, James J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2181||24||Mrs. Francis Wall (o)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANUEL, William||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4290||22||John Manuel (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODEN, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||5575||22||Thomas Wooden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRIDE, Thomas||Conne River, Fortune District||4794||19||John Stride (o)||Lumberman||1918||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, James Patrick||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||577||22||Mrs. John Sullivan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FUDGE, Ambrose||Newstead, Twillingate District||8056||25||Mrs. William Langdon (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BREEN, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8049||21||John Breen (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|ENGLAND, Frederick James||St. John's||1127||19||Rebecca England||Brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|