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|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Charles||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8087||22||Roseanna Ridout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|WOODS, Lloyd W.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-184 - 660||24||Sydney Woods (p)||1914||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|MURPHY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4665||18||Charles Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, George||Burnt Head, Port de Grave District||5287||22||Ambrose Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||4551||20||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|JOHNS, Harold||30 Young Street, St. John's||4614||25||Mrs. E. Johns (p)||Grocer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon||Carmanville, Fogo District||4213||18||Maud Wheaton (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, Samuel G.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2071||20||William Whelan (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PRETTY, Simeon||Dildo, Trinity District||4964||21||Martha Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARROLL, Richard A.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2668||18||Alice Rose (o)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||11 John Street, St. John's||3436||22||James Martin (p)||Mattress maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MEANEY, Frank||Brigus, Port de Grave district||8038||19||John Meaney (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|POWER, Pierce||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1281||22||Katherine Power (o)||Woodman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONRAN, William||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4795||19||Michael Conran (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKSON, Eleazer||Cavendish, Trinity District||4888||22||Alexander Jackson (p)||Alexander Jackson (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FELIX, William||Felix Cove, St. George District||4373||20||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FUDGE, Aubrey||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5684||19||Peter Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANRAHAN, John||Marystown, Burin District||6177||21||Frances Kanes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Mother's name is recorded as Kanes; local spelling is Caines|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|SNOW, Eliken||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5397||19||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Bartholomew||Curling, St. George District||5395||22||Joseph Coleman (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BRAGG, Miles||95 Carters Hill, St. John's||8363||19||William Bragg (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KERR, David Simpson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2893||28||Mrs. John Kerr (p)||Tailor's cutter||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, George H.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3306||19||James Barrett (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Patrick||McNeil Street, St. John's||8358||27||Mrs. C. Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2802||19||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Hector||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4477||18||Isaac Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALLERAN, Hubert||13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||3604||18||James Halleran (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|WATKINS, Albert||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3869||21||Thomas Watkins (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|SMITH, Isaac||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5307||23||Josiah Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|FRAMPTON, William J.||38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2280||18||Mrs. William Frampton (p)||Carpenter||1916||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RUSSELL, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4764||19||Mrs. S. Russell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|