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|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|STANLEY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3497||39||Mary Stanley (s)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Wilson||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5649||23||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis||38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's||3212||19||Peter Constantine (p)||Carman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|LAWLOR, Edward||No information||n/a||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|HENNEBURY, Patrick||Point May, Burin District||4943||31||Richard Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTTON, Eleazar||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5283||20||William James Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Eleazor|
|TOBIN, Peter Joseph||48 Codners Street, St. John's||3233||22||Mary Tobin (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|KARN, Cyril J.||No information||0-297||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, July 1916.|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|MANUEL, Frederick||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||4314||24||Job Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4457||19||Albert Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Llewelyn||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||6286||18||Charlie Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|PARSONS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8180||24||Edgar Parsons (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARNELL, John||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4627||18||George Carnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5984||21||Samuel Freake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|WALSH, John Joseph||318 City Terrace, St. John's||4602||19||Thomas Walsh (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip John||14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||369||33||Maud Grouchy (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANNING, Maxmilian||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||5296||20||Frances Channing (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, George||Highlands, St. George District||3680||19||Alex. H. Gillis (p)||Railroading||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4966||21||Michael Kelly (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FROST, John Albert Victor||St. John's||1149||18||Annie E. Frost (p)||Annie E. Frost (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Edmund||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||2621||19||Edward Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATKINS, Clementine||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8486||27||William Atkins (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENDELL, George||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5582||20||Samuel Kendell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5131||21||John Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Wesley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3401||20||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FACEY, M.L.||n/a||Chaplin||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Michael||1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||47||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PECKHAM, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||4524||19||William Peckham (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANHAM, Arthur Robert||292 Beaumont Street, St. John's||221||42||Selina Canham (s)||Valet||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||4881||21||Thomas Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|