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|
|MARTRET, Francis Joseph||25 Princes Street, St. John's||3208||18||Augustus Martret (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUIRK, William||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||8468||22||John Quirk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODWAY, Alfred E.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5928||20||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Henry William||Outer Cove Road, St. John's||483||19||Mr. Cook (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|SIMMS, Matthew||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6043||24||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDING, Isaac||Epworth, Burin District||4899||20||John Harding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|AINSWORTH, Joseph||Blackhead Road, St. John's||5209||33||William Ainsworth (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|COLFORD, George||45 New Gower Street, St. John's||16||23||Richard Colford (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3905||18||Edward Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SCOTT, William||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5338||18||George Scott (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles||Gambo, Bonavista District||8032||23||Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|WELLS, Edward||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5424||20||Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, Nicholas||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District||4716||22||John St. Croix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, Isaac John||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2271||22||John Burt (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EBSARY, Albert||59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's||3292||30||Clarice Ebsary (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Edward||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5727||19||George Tilley (p)||Engine man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANKIN, Eric B.||51 Longs Hill, St. John's||4474||22||Catherine Rankin (p)||Banker||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Edmund||Dildo, Trinity District||2187||21||Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, Kenneth||273 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4615||24||Levi Simmonds (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Symonds, Simmons.|
|JONES, Ephraim||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2324||21||Mrs. E. A. Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Robert||36 Hutching Street, St. John's||559||23||Edward Penney (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4676||24||Mary Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HAYTER, Hubert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3780||18||Harris Hayter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FEGGANS, Samuel||166 George Street, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2123||45||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BAILEY, Andrew P.||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||8118||22||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1282||21||Emily Butler (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|KENNEDY, John||No Information||1443||No Information||No Information||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not available. Correspondence indicates he was released; no service.|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNABLE, John Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3027||22||Matthew Barnable (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph H.||Norris Arm, Gander Bay||5766||20||John Snow||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Codroy, St. George District||5382||22||Stephen Hall (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|