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|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANNON, James||Carters Hill, St. John's||3205||23||Patrick Lannon (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WICKS, Frederick||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5502||23||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 18, 1918|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Jacob||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4762||23||Edward Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, David Henry||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1265||23||Mr. Perry (p)||Railway engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, James Michael||Curling, St. George District||1328||23||Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 3, 1915|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Albert Leslie||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2116||23||Isaac Hann (p)||Core maker, paper mills||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TWYNE, Abraham J.||Hauling Point, St. Barbe District||3259||23||James Twyne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANT, James B.||St. John's||2179||23||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|OKEEFE, William Joseph||28 Fleming Street, St. John's||521||23||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Patrick||St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District||5877||23||Thomas Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Constant||Mainland, St. George District||8475||23||Charles Green (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||Dildo, Trinity District||5051||23||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Leo J.||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3993||23||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|HARSANT, Lawrence George||97 Bond Street, St. John's||341||23||Edward James Harsant (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Gabriel||Stephenville, St. George District||5990||23||Clement Bourgois (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|GOWANS, Thomas Crawford||6 Carnell St, St. John's||1177||23||Maggie Martin Gowans (p)||Brakeman||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|KING, Samuel||Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||1829||23||Henry King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Philip||Boncloddy Street, St. John's||4940||23||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Gambo, Bonavista District||5720||23||John Brown (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, John Joseph||55 Plymouth Road, St. John's||3607||23||John Martin (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POPE, William James||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6307||23||Albert Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDINER, Thomas Edward||British Harbour, Trinity District||2305||23||Noah John Gardiner (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Ethelbert||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5068||23||Joshua Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|REGULAR, Dorman||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||5629||23||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|