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|
|STARKS, Edward||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2559||19||Hezekiah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Starkes.|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|BURDEN, John||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3977||19||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.|
|KING, George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||6262||20||Harriett King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Catalina, Trinity District||4079||22||Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|COOPER, Albert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3771||22||Alfred Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.|
|GEORGE, Abraham||Winterton, Trinity District||5359||21||Reuben George (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIELD, Larry||4 Dalys Lane, St. John's||153||20||John F. Field (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MURPHY, James J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2181||24||Mrs. Francis Wall (o)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Bernard John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8244||20||Denis Dobbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, John G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6148||19||James Phillips (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DILLON, John||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5553||20||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Thomas M.||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||1921||21||Henry C. Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|PARSONS, John William||Freshwater, Bay de Verde district||3920||25||John C. Parsons (p)||Clergy||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|CHAFE, Archibald H.||Goulds St. John's West District||8408||22||Alfred Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||2670||18||George Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|KENT, William||34 Spencer Street, St. John's||8413||32||Elizabeth Kent (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|HOLLOWAY, William J.||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||3725||21||Thomas Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|DOWNEY, Michael||St. John's||862||34||Mrs. Michael Downey (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, Doyle||Botwood, Twillingate District||1552||19||Thomas Curtis (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Eric Shannon||274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||616||22||Alfred Martin (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, John Samuel||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1742||19||William Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Andrew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8479||42||Agnes Martin (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, James Patrick||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||209||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|REID, Elijah||Dildo, Trinity District||5024||31||John Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FELIX, Henry||Felix Cove, St. George District||4371||22||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Albert John||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2466||21||Isaac Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WAUGH, James Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1531||20||Edward Waugh (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Garland||English Harbour, Trinity District||3438||20||Francis Penny (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael J.||Renews, Ferryland District||8394||22||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WICKS, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5482||21||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Josiah||Belleoram, Fortune District||6135||20||William J. Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, William||Burin, Burin District||5589||20||Albert Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Nathaniel||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5276||21||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HILLIER, Robert||New Harbour, Trinity District||1558||21||Robert Hillier (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, James||20 Georges Street, St. John's||2087||18||Peter Kent (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Nathan||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4593||20||Rupert Barnes (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|