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|
|MASON, Hugh||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2133||32||Mrs. Mason (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Westport, White Bay, St. Barbe District||4020||23||Elizabeth Pitman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||497||22||Mr. Robertson (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|ROWE, Harry Mott||17 1/2 Cabot Street, St. John's||611||19||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLKS, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3490||20||William Folks (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Cecil Stanley||Leslie Street, St. John's||0-12 - 102||23||Mrs. John Savage (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEALEY, Samuel||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3652||20||John Farr (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Abel J.||Kings Point, Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8317||19||Giles Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Theodore||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||8252||25||George Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||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|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Jeremiah||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys'||5923||20||Reuben Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COOPER, Alfred||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5343||20||Simeon Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|PATEY, Frederick||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4260||18||John Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENTON, William||Thornlea, Trinity District||5921||19||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Bertram||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||4129||19||Reuben Ivany (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TRICKETT, Tasker||Spout Cove, Bay de Verde District||5374||18||Thomas Trickett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMONS, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3380||19||William Simmons (p)||Wharfinger||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Meshach||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8183||17||Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Augustus||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4727||22||Augustus G. Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OQUINN, Arthur||Stephenville, St. George District||5701||21||James O'Quinn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVOE, Vincent||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||5858||19||Marcellian Devoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Ralph||Summerford, Twillingate District||4906||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|GROKE, Caleb||St. Chads, Bonavista District||5135||24||George Croke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.|
|SNOOK, Thomas||Grand Bank, Burin District||6042||20||James Snook (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDEN, John Thomas||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||4562||27||Stephen Blunden (p)||Seaman||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.|
|CURTIS, Hubert||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3405||19||Albert Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Herbert||117 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4404||19||Joseph Moore (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, James||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5507||23||Joseph Oake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John R.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8232||50||Ella M. Martin (s)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, Douglas||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||8440||19||Noah Ball (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5783||20||Michael Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Ralph||266 Water Street, St. John's||678||19||William Cook (o)||Butcher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|