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|
|BARRETT, Ernest||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||4725||18||Bertram Barrett (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|MAY, Ernest||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1206||19||Jessie May (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Laurence||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||5658||20||Elias Mitchell (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Harvey||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6333||18||Emily Mugford (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Cecil W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3972||18||Elijah Blackmore (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Parmenas James||Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4251||20||Henry Mitchell (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No||variant spelling of name - Permanus|
|ROLF, Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5643||21||George Rolf (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, Edgar||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4163||20||Thomas Rees (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|OSBOURNE, Eleazer||Community: Blaketown, Trinity District||5738||21||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne|
|BISHOP, George||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8280||37||John Bishop (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, John Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2725||19||Robert Dwyer (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|MORRISSEY, Michael William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||427||31||Elizabeth Morrissey (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4645||36||Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DROVER, Albert||Southside Road, St. John's||4951||19||Uriah Drover (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen John||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1205||24||James Power (p)||Miner||1915||No||No|
|HOWELL, Moses||51 Wickford Street, St. John's||462||20||John Howell (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKS, George J.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||253||20||Annie Sparkes (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, Martin||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3655||22||Martha Murphy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|FLIGHT, Adam||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||5329||19||Richard Flight (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALL, John||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3719||21||Alice (James) Wall (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2617||21||George Hunt (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|METCALFE, Albert Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||256||28||Martin Metcalfe (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, William||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5680||21||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3826||18||Patrick Hickey (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|WINSOR, George||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5669||18||Theophilus Winsor (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EAGAN, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||1764||28||Patrick Eagan Sr. (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, John Valentine||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1210||26||Ethel Peddle Ross (s)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, John Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2207||26||Sadie Anthony (s) and Caleb Anthony (p)||Miner||1916||No||No||Discrepancy in wife's name, listed as Daisy on attestation papers|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Alphaeus||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6113||24||William Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Alphaeus; documents completed as Alpheus|
|WARFORD, Garland||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||964||21||Mrs. William Warford (m)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MERCER, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||3479||20||Eloil Mercer (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Joseph||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6106||20||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Wilfred||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5111||19||Catherine Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEACH, Samuel||Salmon Cove, Harbour Main District||6169||21||Thomas Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEAN, William||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4586||20||John Dean (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|