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|
|SNOW, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8481||45||Ellen Snow (s)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|NEWHOOK, Harry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4904||19||Jonas Newhook (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AUSTIN, Chesley||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5656||20||James Austin (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4307||20||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Thomas||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4908||19||Bessie Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, William||MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4985||20||Mary Jane Richardson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|SMITH, Andrew||Dildo, Trinity District||1393||21||Julia Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Joseph Lewis||Port au Port, St. George District||4875||22||Michael Rowe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STAPLETON, John||Marystown, Burin District||6067||19||Lizzie Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, Ralph C.||9 King's Road, St. John's||2317||18||Alfred H. Shears (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLAN, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1618||21||Patrick Allan (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||5267||20||Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Malcolm||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4571||19||Percy Dicks (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PROCUNIER, W. E.||No Information||0-235||1917||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC; granted temporary commission to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain. May 1918 and for Repatriation Draft transport, June 1919. See # 0-240 for misfiled documents.|
|EVOY, Andrew||Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District||2200||21||Thomas Evoy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|DEWLING, Herbert||Golf Avenue, St. John's||45||23||Margaret Dewling (p)||Salesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, Richard||16 Power St, St. John's||8101||28||Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BRADBURY, Samuel||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5829||18||Henry W. Bradbury (p)||Electrician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JUKE, Patrick||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||3467||18||Patrick Juke (p)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEWLING, Jacob||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||3005||18||Archibald Dewling (p)||Grocer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Chesley||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2864||23||Mrs. Aaron Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|UPSHALL, Christopher||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5920||20||Edwin Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H.||St. John's||1650||18||John Blide (p)||Harness maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).|
|CURRAN, Frederick||235 Theatre Hill, St. John's||122||19||Thomas Curran (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MARTIN, Albert||159 Gower Street, St. John's||3274||18||Ellen Martin (p)||Stenographer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MOORE, Daniel Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||741||19||Daniel Moore (p)||Farmer||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|