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 email@example.com 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|
|DAY, Elthun Arthur||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2878||18||Joseph John Day (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FITZPATRICK, James||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8438||18||John Fitzpatrick (p)||Bugler||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|VATCHER, Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2827||18||John Vatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Bernard||New Battery Road, St. John's||4075||18||Hezekiah Hynes (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HINDS, Edmund||Change Islands, Fogo District||4225||18||John Hinds (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William F.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3968||18||Albert Parsons (p)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5949||18||William Miller (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Edward||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5667||18||James Lacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURTON, Brendan J.||St. John's||2033||18||Patrick Burton (p)||Printer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alfred||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||6164||18||Robert Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Andrew||Old Shop, Trinity District||4386||18||James Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur J.||Cape St. George, St. George District||4745||18||Henry Rowe (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|COLES, John D.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4203||18||Samuel Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Almer||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3539||18||Frederick Dicks (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||See also service #0-183, Norman Alexander McLeod|
|DENNIHEY, John||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2756||18||Daniel Dennihy (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HERDER, Wallace||12 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2274||18||George Herder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|THOMAS, Augustus||Adelaide Street, St. John's||3821||18||Elizabeth Thomas (p)||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3826||18||Patrick Hickey (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENDALL, Edward W.||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3110||18||William R. Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|POLLETT, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||3521||18||Archibald Pollett (p)||Paper maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Kenneth||9 Knight Street, St. John's||4464||18||Michael Hall (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||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.|
|HART, Ralph||Champneys East, Trinity District||8102||18||Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Ronald||St. John's||3491||18||Sarah Hiscock (s)||Expressman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANE, James||Millertown, Twillingate District||3712||18||John Lane (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRIMP, William||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||4508||18||Bride Crimp (p)||Apprentice tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|