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|
|CARTER, Llewellyn James||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||198||20||Martha Carter (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TREBBLE, William||11 Knight Street, St. John's||18||26||James Trebble (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEEL, Nathan||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8088||20||Willis Steel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FORWARD, Colin||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6105||20||James Forward (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||3 Job Street, St. John's||8374||18||James Peddle (p)||Shipwright||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|MOORE, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2698||19||Arthur Moore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|FRAMPTON, John||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||626||Robert Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|READ, Charles A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2009||20||Fanny Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 18, 1917||Also includes documents relating to Alexander Read, service #2008 - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|DEWEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3587||19||Francis Dewey (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|SULEY, Ambrose||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3610||20||John Suley (p)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Sulley|
|CROCKER, Andrew P.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8228||18||William Crocker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|INGRAM, Stanley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8294||19||George Ingram (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTLE, Peter Joseph||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2986||18||Peter Whittle Sr. (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HULL, Victor||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5471||18||John Hull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, June 8, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Lionel||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||3928||19||Alex Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3485||24||Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANVILLE, Harry||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5439||20||Robert Granville (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Jonathan||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||2629||21||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|COBB, Hector||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4038||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2409||21||Joseph Davis (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John||23 Princes Street, St. John's||44||20||Mr. Dunphy (o)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, December 12, 1915|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|