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|
|MILES, Heber John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||934||19||Dougald Miles||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 18, 1916|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|DRAKE, James Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||2957||20||Joseph Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|BASTOW, Albert Chesley||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2750||20||Francis Bastow (p)||Farmer||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||Yes||Sunday, November 11, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See Regt. # 21 for misfiled document|
|HEWLETT, Armenius||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2333||19||William Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC|
|JANES, Maxwell||St. John's||982||19||Henry and Emma Janes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CAINES, John||Great Jervais, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||4974||19||John Caines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 6, 1918|
|HOARE, Edward John||47 Power Street, St. John' s||453||24||George H.M. Bursell (o)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 14, 1916|
|GRANT, James B.||St. John's||2179||23||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|CAREW, Victor||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1560||21||Esther Carew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BURTON, John A.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3939||21||Annie Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|OUTERBRIDGE, Norman A.||St. John's||0-98||Mary Outerbridge (s)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See file "GN 19.7, Joseph Outerbridge: correspondence concerning prisoners of war" for information relating to this soldier's status; he had died behind enemy lines and was not a POW. Attestation papers not included|
|HARVEY, Nathaniel||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||4159||20||William Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 25, 1920||Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.|
|JAMES/JANES, George R.||Botwood, Twillingate District||1642||25||Harriet James (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RODGERS, Thomas Edward||42 Barter's Hill, St. John's||394||25||Rose Rodgers (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.|
|BRENTON, Albert||Burin, Burin District||3874||18||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 9, 1919|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|BUTLER, John||Bauline, St. John's East District||5811||25||Matthew Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|EVANS, Nicholas Joseph||St. John's||1767||18||Helena Doheney (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CURTIS, Archibald||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2449||24||Mrs. James Curtis (of George) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Henry Archibald Curtis.|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph||33 Angel Place, St. John's||533||22||Frank Jackman (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATTS, James Pittman||25 Walshs Square, St. John's||397||24||Nina Mary Watts (s)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|POLLARD, William||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||3823||19||William Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|KEEPING, Solomon||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3116||20||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|DURNFORD, Frederick Roy||Rencontre Island, Fortune District||2631||19||John R. Durnford (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROOST, William J.||26 James Street, St. John's||76||21||Bridget Knox (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|ELLIS, Ambrose||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3809||27||Reuben Ellis (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|HORWOOD, Albert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2298||19||William Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 1, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STRATTON, William J.||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3372||21||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|SAMSON, Neville||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3544||19||Thomas Edward Samson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.|
|MUGFORD, Luke||Little Bear Cove, Notre Dame Bay||2036||21||John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|STICKLAND, Ingram||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3791||21||Joshua Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Previously transcribed as Strickland|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HODDINOTT, Samuel||Indian Island, Fogo District||5595||19||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 22, 1918|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|KENDALL, Edward W.||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3110||18||William R. Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WISEMAN, Herbert||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2820||22||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BENOIT, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||2683||21||John Benoit (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DEVEREAUX, John William||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3152||19||Michael Devereaux (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Note: CWGC records his death as 17 April 1920; forms in the file variously record it as 10, 16 or 20 April 1920.|
|HIGGINS, Edmund James||St. John's||756||28||Mrs. James Higgins (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included ; Previously transcribed as Edward|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|