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|
|IRVINE, John Ferguson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2125||26||Mrs. Irvine (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service.|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHAVE, George R.||Fogo, Fogo District||2039||26||William Shave (p)||Picture framer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PATEY, Henry||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8099||26||Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHERWIN, Samuel||Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom||3206||26||Samuel Sherwin (p)||Butler||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERRITT, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5837||26||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Adam||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||8122||26||William Andrews (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|ABBOTT, Jesse||Mill Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3846||26||Julia Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SIMMS, Harold||Fogo, Fogo District||3911||26||Thomas Simms (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Isaac||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8186||26||Theophilus Patey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, William J.||34 Henry Street, St. John's||2370||26||William Thistle (p)||Boilermaker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|DONNELLY, John||112 1/2 Military Road, St. John's||5074||26||John Donnelly (p)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|PITTMAN, William||Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District||8043||26||Mary Ann Pittman (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Samuel A.||North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District||2223||26||Elizabeth Eddy (o)||Motor engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918|
|SPARKS, George||Glovertown, Bonavista District||8164||26||Matilda Ann Sparkes (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHEELER, Ernest||79 Long Hill, St.John's||5075||26||James Wheeler (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, Arch||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8466||26||Thomas Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Chesley G.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8406||26||Martha Hann (s)||Edgerman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, James||3 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2221||26||William Cranford (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-40 - 334||26||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Logging contractor||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8467||26||Peter Connors (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|SMITH, Robert||46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4438||26||Michael Smith (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GRANGER, Charles E.||Trinity, Trinity District||3646||26||Edmund T. Granger (p)||Tradesman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|CRANE, Eldred||87 Southside Road, St. John's||2678||26||Mrs. John Crane (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Chesley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5334||26||Thomas Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRESTON, Stanley||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2576||26||Samuel Preston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Frank||Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom||3061||26||Mrs. Frank Green (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|