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|
|WALSH, Ronald Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4712||29||Margaret Walsh (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|MAIDMENT, William J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2470||19||Israel Maidment (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|STARKS, Eli||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5654||19||Annie Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOOTE, Nathan||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2830||20||William Foote (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Alex||Pass Island, Fortune District||6226||20||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|AGNEW, James||Peebles Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2122||34||Mrs. Agnew (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENTON, John Samuel||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2932||18||Henry Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Augustus||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||6016||19||James Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2509||23||Stanley Frampton (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael Edward||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1763||19||James Sullivan (of Edward) (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, William||Petites, Burgeo-LePoile District||6326||22||Mary Clifford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6080||24||Lizzie Webber (o)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|MCDONALD, Bernard||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2870||22||Edward MacDonald (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|CURTIS, Frederick||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2774||23||Thomas Curtis (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Henry||Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||2138||49||Mrs. Morre (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|MANUEL, Charles Wesley||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3554||20||Alice (Philip) Manuel (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||37 Wickford Street, St. John's||1278 - 3271||18||Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors||Labourer / Soldier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Harold||6 Wickford Street, St. John's||8404||18||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRY, Albert||Long Beach, Bonavista Bay||5351||20||Richard Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James||55 Casey Street, St. John's||104||19||John McGrath (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, George||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3759||28||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EATON, William John||52 Longs Hill, St. John's||137||James J. Hodder (o)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINCLAIR, James Eldon||St. John's||881||20||James G. Sinclair (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|RUSSELL, Joseph||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2299||20||William Russell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916|
|WIGHT, Arthur||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||944||25||Mrs. Samuel Wight (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|GOSSE, Douglas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1610||20||Jessie Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Agnes Brewster Gosse.|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|