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|
|BROWN, Louis||Salvage, Bonavista District||2044||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WATTS, Wesley||Frenchs Lane, Signal Hill, St. John's||2226||18||Albert Abbott Watts (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|RANDELL, Peter||Twillingate (South Side), Twillingate District||1276||21||Bessie Randell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CROCKER, Job||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2418||18||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MAY, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4047||18||Frederick May (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|KING, Thomas Martin||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2508||18||Jane French (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|CLEARY, Patrick Michael||36 Casey Street, St. John's||1230||21||Jane Cleary (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SIMMS, Robert Ronald||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||576||19||Adam Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|GALPIN, John||Codroy, St. George District||1526||27||Jane Kendall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|IVANY, John Alfred||37 Charlton Street, St. John's||3119||21||Martin Ivany (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Levi||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3328||20||John Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 15, 1917|
|FOALEY, Dominic||Moscow, Russia||3272||28||Stanisloff Foaley (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 23, 1917|
|CLARK, William||Curleys [Kerley's] Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||2268||18||Joseph Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GREEN, Albert James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2813||20||Mrs. Ambrose Green (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|HAINES, Albert||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1110||20||Rosanne Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAFE, George||36 Convent Square, St. John's||3236||31||Jane Chafe (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|WATKINS, Robert James||Botwood, Twillingate District||1426||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLE, Edward Louis||Gilbert Street, St. John's||195||20||Mr. Cole (p)||Iron worker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|WESTCOTT, Harry Taylor||Carbonear, Carbonear District||1805||21||Henry Westcott (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OSBOURNE, Joseph||Lewisporte, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4912||18||James Osbourne (p)||1918||Yes||No||Sunday, May 26, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Osborne File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LUCAS, Frederick William||47 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2808||24||Caroline Lucas (s)||Shipping clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|BOLLARD, George Edward||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2334||24||John Bollard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MIFFLIN, Chesley James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2963||24||Edmund Mifflin (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin|
|KNOTT, Cecil James||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2882||18||Robert Knott (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, May 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|LAWRENCE, William George||Garnish, Fortune District||1717||21||Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|TOBIN, James John||114 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-187 - 69||20||Alice Tobin (p)||Barber||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WILLS/WELLS, Clarence||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2681||20||Mrs. Alfred Sheppard (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Wills on attestation papers; Wells in CWGC|