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|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Fred William||St. John's||928||20||William Reid (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Baxter W||Brookfield, Bonavista District||0-270 - 3838||21||Job Kean (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES/JANES, Frederick||St. John's||1275||22||Bertha James (m)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|VAUGHAN, Herbert Augustine||Leslie Street, St. John's||2742||20||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOURNE, Benjamin R.||17 Freshwater Road, St. John's||5189||20||Alfred Bourne (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WATERMAN, Frederick Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||0-73 - 441||24||William H. Waterman (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|CHRISTOPHER, Thomas||26 Kings Road, St. John's||121||20||Garrett Christopher (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Thomas||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||4370||18||John W. Clouston (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NEWELL, James||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||2429||18||William Newell (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes||St. John's||909||24||George Peckham (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GRANT, Douglas George||173 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4643||31||James Grant (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WILSON, William Patrick||51 Carters Hill, St. John's||2731||19||Andrew Wilson (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWMAN, Robert Allan||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4245||20||Henry Newman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|LEMOINE, Joseph E.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4296||23||Philip LeMoine (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2972||18||George Harris (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains an account of the death of service #2486 Herbert Belbin Discrepancy in name: Josia / Josiah in POW records|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARMICHAEL, Thomas Colton||113 King's Road, St. John's||126||20||James Carmichael (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WALLACE, William||220 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4592||18||Patrick Wallace (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, William||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-295 - 878||19||Levi Short||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, Arthur Ernest White||Trinity, Trinity District||2910||19||Mrs. E.H. Maidment (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Arthur Joseph||113 Longs Hill, St. John's||6||22||Arthur Penney (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|REID, Stephen March||2 Spencer Street, St. John's||3370||19||John Reid (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|PAFFORD, Chesley||St. John's||1604||19||Lillis Pafford (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULL, Simeon||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5908||20||James Cull (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STAFFORD, Charles||261 Southside, St. John's||4688||18||William Stafford (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PECKHAM, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||4524||19||William Peckham (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, John A.||Codroy, St. George District||3785||22||George Ball (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, William Coaker||72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||3371||18||William L. Christian (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|BURT, Gladstone Rendell||279 Southside Road, St. John's||0-263 - 54||20||Joshua Burt (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|