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|
|SMITH, Walter Campbell||Logy Bay Road, St. John's||690||21||Mrs. R.C. Smith (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WHEATON, George||Frederickton, Fogo District||6122||22||Charles Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDGLEY, John Benjamin||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2950||21||Joseph Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 16, 1917|
|FALLON, Luke Anthony||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1092||19||Susannah Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Middle Brook, St. George District***||4078||19||George Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGDON, Charles||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5555||30||Sarah Langdon (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVEY, Charles||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2371||20||Mrs. E. Davey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Bennett||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||5600||21||Thomas Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, William R. E.||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4254||23||William Jackman||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially illegible due to fading.|
|HAUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias Hause (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as House. Signature is Hause. Variant spelling: Hawse.|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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.|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUFF, William Andrew||Exploits, Twillingate District||1598||19||Jessie Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CLUETT, Henry||Garnish, Fortune District||3900||22||Stephen Cluett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|HEPGOOD, John||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3918||18||George Hepgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Hepwood, Hapgood|
|DUDER, John||357 Water Street, St. John's||4029||18||Edward Duder (p)||Seaman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discharged 1 Nov. 1917 - underaged|
|HISCOCK, George||Codroy, St. George District||6189||22||William Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LITTLE, Joseph||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5885||20||Joseph Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Alfred||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4040||32||Bertram Elliott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Heber John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||934||19||Dougald Miles||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 18, 1916|
|ASPELL, John Joseph||St. John's||1126||20||John Aspell (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|BILLIARD, Walter||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6289||20||Samuel E. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LOCKE, William||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4110||21||Frank Locke (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||8106||22||Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCKISSOCK, James||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2127||52||son (o)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SHEA, Edmund Francis||St. John's||874||22||John Patrick Shea||Accountant||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Neville||21 Young Street, St. John's||4100||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Butcher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRINCE, John||Princeton, Bonavista District||3566||19||Samuel Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Eli||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2229||19||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POPE, John||66 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8068||30||Bridget Pope (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIVER, Herbert||7 Tessier Street, St. John's||2620||23||Dina Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADEY, William Henry||Adeytown, Trinity District||1614||20||Jessie Adey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BREEN, Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4347||19||Johanna Breen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, Francis A.||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6257||24||William Learning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Berkley||Manuels, Harbour Main District||499||21||Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included|