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|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|BROWN, John||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||5442||19||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|CHIPMAN, Norman||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4983||18||Solomon Chipman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRIZZELL, Richard||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||5182||23||Henry Frizzell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Frizzell, Frizzel, Frizell, Frizzal, Frizzil. Attestation papers are completed as Frizzal.|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROOKING, Edwin||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5440||19||Robert Brooking (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, John||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5172||22||Adam Skeffington (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MISKELL, Peter J.||Lyons Square, St. John's||4565||19||Frank Miskell (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Augustus||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4856||29||Susan Miles (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 1, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|HARRIS, Harold James||Great Harbour, Fortune Bay||4406||20||Andrew Harris (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LARKINS, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5023||20||Mary Ann Larkins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Larkin|
|BURTON, Azarella||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5611||22||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ENGLAND, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||4349||27||Mary Ann England (nee Bridgett) (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HERRIDGE, William||Hoop Cove, Fortune District||6310||21||Manuel Herridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|STAPLETON, John||Marystown, Burin District||6067||19||Lizzie Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEHOE, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5776||20||John Kehoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||Cape St. George, St. George District||6101||19||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLEY, Albert||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5448||24||Ellen Halley (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPICER, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6029||23||William Spicer (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUFF, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4814||24||Mrs. William Cuff (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PUDDISTER, John||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5446||20||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Frederick||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5275||22||Thomas Whitten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Arthur||Rencontre, Fortune District||6264||22||William John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|GREEN, Chesley||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5228||21||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORS, Jonathan Leonard||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||5685||19||William Moores (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.|
|BUTLER, Samuel||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5539||22||Job Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARNISH [CORNISH], Thomas||Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5566||20||John Garnish [Cornish] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Documents completed as Garnish; family name is Cornish.|
|MURRAY, Henry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4903||23||John Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIGGS, Morgan||Marystown, Burin District||5598||24||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCEY, William J.||Hopeall, Trinity District||5220||20||May Pritchard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|