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|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GORDON, G.S.||No information||n/a||1916||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|ADAMS, John F||King's Point, Twillingate District||3894||22||Esau Adams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||0-291 - 3487||19||Noah Lidstone (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Albert William||Rencontre, Fortune District||6322||29||Augustus James (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|GATES, Gordon||Wellman Bight, Twillingate District||5483||23||Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIELD, Charles William||38 Prescott Street, St. John's||115||21||Samuel Field (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTTON, Charles||Silver Fox Island, Bonavista District||5185||22||John Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SENIOR, Frank||Flat Island, Burin District||6000||19||Wilson Senior (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Raymond||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||5501||20||Debra Hewlett (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Catherine Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Parent's name was previously transcribed as Nathan.|
|FORWARD, Mark||Carbonear Island, Carbonear District||4750||18||Harry Forward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick||7 Cummings Street, St. John's||211||22||Patrick Morrissey (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Thomas||Renews, Ferryland District||4542||24||Thomas McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MANUEL, Ford||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8234||40||Mahalia Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BANNISTER, Israel||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2812||20||John Bannister (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GREEN, Frank||Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom||3061||26||Mrs. Frank Green (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAREW, Thomas Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||2206||18||Mrs. David Carew (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|SULEY, Bertram||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5184||21||John Suley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Frederick||Moretons Harbour, Western Head, Twillingate District||3145||25||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRADLEY, James Jabez||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3627||20||Allan Bradley (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Rupert||96 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2849||22||I.C. [Isaac] Morris (p)||Sailmaker||1916||Methodist||No||No||Also contains the will of Riley Morris, service #3113|
|GREENHAM, Allen||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4205||18||William Greenham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|BEATON, William||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8248||36||Bridget Beaton (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, Thomas||Rencontre, Fortune District||6250||22||John Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNY, William P.||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||5736||21||Robert Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAY, James John||Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-261 - 1324||24||Mrs. Gray (p)||Bank manager||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RANDELL, Vivian L.||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4283||22||William Randell (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, John||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4837||21||Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, Stanley||Crabbes, St. George District||3763||19||Wilson Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard Francis||192 Water Street, St. John's||357||19||Mary Mason (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Joseph J.||Lockston, Trinity District||4516||20||Hubert Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|