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|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|BEER, John||50 Cookstown Road, St. John's||4687||18||John Beer (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RATFORD, Fred T.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3307||18||Mrs. John Snow (o)||Mechanic||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|RUSSELL, John||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4358||18||John Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALPH, Jonas||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5133||18||Elizabeth Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes correspondence related to #5470 Josiah Ralph.|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|JANES, Darcie Hubert||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2836||18||George Nathan Janes (p)||Blacksmith||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PATEY, Frederick||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4260||18||John Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TIBBO, Wilson||Grand John, Fortune District||5474||18||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|JOHNSON, John J.||16 Young Street, St. John's||3276||18||Joseph Johnson (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Edwin William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3475||18||Daniel Fifield (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Thomas||Downing Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2613||18||Philip Brown (p)||Shoe factory worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, James H.||New Harbour, Trinity District||1905||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 21, 1916|
|KAVANAGH, George Joseph||237 New Gower Street, St. John's||2806||18||Edward Kavanagh (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Albert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4426||18||Abram Parsons (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|NOFTALL, Isaiah||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||8048||18||John C. Noftall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|PIKE, Thomas||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3235||18||George Pike (p)||Assistant government official||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|MURPHY, Harold||20 Buchannan Street, St. John's||4554||18||John Murphy (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Charles W.||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6222||18||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|FISHER, Ernest||69 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3516||18||Robert Fisher (p)||Butcher||1917||Yes||No||Thursday, November 29, 1917|