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|
|OQUINN, James||South Branch, Grand River, St. George District||3481||18||Peter O'Quinn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 3418 for misfiled document|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|CHALK, Alpheaus||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2208||18||Alan Chalk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NANGLE, Thomas||0-20||Priest||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, Robert||80 Forest Road, St. John's||4693||18||Michael Manning (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|COOPER, Alex||Pass Island, Fortune District||6226||20||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Esau||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4891||19||Albert Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||486||24||John White (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HERRITT, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5837||26||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATKINS, John R.||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||8192||18||Annie Atkins (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAGEN, Francis||5 Simmonds Street, St. John's||5824||21||Dennis Hagen (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Thomas||118 Water Street. St. John's||3245||24||Norah Tobin (o)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Duncan||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5073||24||Elizabeth Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Frank||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5801||23||Thomas Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, Allan S.||Fogo, Fogo District||5965||23||George Pope (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Richard F.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8405||19||William Parsons (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Alfred Seymour||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||39||19||John Spence (o)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Abner||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4933||21||Herbert Pelley (o)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FLAGG, Jonathan||Nain, Labrador||5952||21||Leopold Flagg (o)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5785||19||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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.|
|HEATER, Herbert Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||180||19||John Heater (p)||Policeman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur S.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3382||20||Lucy Sheran (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1879X|
|NOLAN, Robert||Corbin, Burin District||2900||22||Mrs. Garrett Nolan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RYAN, Joshua Charles||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3108||21||Naomi H. Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|QUINTON, William||Princeton, Bonavista District||2738||18||Jolliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SNELGROVE, Frank||Battery Road, St. John's||405||20||Thomas Snelgrove (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNPHY, James||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3364||28||Patrick Dunphy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOSKINS, William J.||St. Albans, Fortune District||6227||24||Thomas Hoskins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTER, Marmaduke George||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2896||18||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CORBETT [CORBIN], John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5556||26||James Corbett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Enlistment form states Corbett; Corbin and Corbett are used throughout file; family indicates Corbin|