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|
|WICKS, Garfield||Pools Island, Bonavista District||6145||22||George Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Llewellyn||142 Water Street, St. John's||4470||28||Nathaniel Crane (p)||Jeweller||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Patrick||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||4775||27||Mary Butler (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Service # 4675 for misfiled documents|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Kenneth||9 Knight Street, St. John's||4464||18||Michael Hall (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALONEY, James||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||5151||24||John Maloney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LESHANA, David||131 Casey Street, St. John's||4420||19||Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.|
|COFFIN, George||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||5180||21||William Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|HICKS, Philip Seymore||Merrits Harbour, Twillingate District||5426||18||William Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918||Notes: Died of pneumonia. CWGC.|
|GREEN, Percy||Burlington, Twillingate District||4359||20||James Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Benjamin||Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6058||19||Robert Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAMSON, Edgar||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5177||24||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEVIS, Robert||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5671||21||William J. Levis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Nominal Census for 1921 lists Robert Lavers residing Port Saunders. Details match and no Robert Levis is found in any census. Possible mispelling as recruit attested by making his mark.|
|OQUINN, Peter J.||South Branch, St. George District||5672||21||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|KEAN, John||Pound Cove, Bonavista District||6131||20||Samuel Kean (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRY, Hezekiah||Charleston, Bonavista District||4959||26||John Fry (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Job||Middle Bight, Harbour Main District||6127||19||Jacob Taylor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Nicholas||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||6283||20||Samuel Hollett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POPE, William James||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6307||23||Albert Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Josiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5873||20||John Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5737||23||Jane Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharge papers list Long Pond, Harbour Main District as community/district.|
|COLBERT, Ronald||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5188||21||John Colbert (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, June 7, 1918|
|CROCKER, Odo||Cowards Island, Bonavista District||5175||18||Richard Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, George||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5715||27||George Cox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VICKERS, John.||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5749||20||Martin Vickers (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READER, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4507||20||William S. Reader (p)||Commercial traveller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Hubert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4783||22||George Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|CLARKE, David||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6038||22||John Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|