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|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TIBBO, Richard||St. John's||4411||17||Richard Tibbo (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.|
|SMITH, Clifford||[Lunces] Cove, Burin District||8258||19||Joseph Smith (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|DALTON, William Francis||St. John's||1079||27||Bridget Dalton (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|GUY, Mark||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1271||20||James Guy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GORDON, Thomas||71 Southside Road, St. John's||8457||30||Belle Gordon (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MUISE, Hubert||South Branch, St. George District||8219||20||Peter Muise (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WRIGHT, George Henry||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2131||33||Mrs. Wright (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|ELLIOTT, John||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4837||21||Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, John||St. John's||1291||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ELLIS, Nutting F.||60 Springdale Street, St. John's||8017||21||Jessie Ellis (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Richard.||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5774||19||Henry Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Silas||Golf Avenue, St. John's||2330||18||Silas Lewis Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLEY, James M.||Le Marchant Road, St. John's||0-30||31||Mrs. J.M. Howley (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BEST, Lambert||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5513||20||Albert Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LODGE, Samuel Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||165||23||Grace Lodge (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 1, 1915|
|SHEARS, John Robert||Robinsons, St. George District||1274||21||Robert Shears (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADEY, Benjamin||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4226||19||Mrs. William Sharp (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WARR, Reginald W.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2912||19||George Warr (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUNGAY, Joseph||Newtown, Bonavista District||4272||20||Samuel Bungay (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Ernest||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5444||24||Belle King (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5198||26||Rachel Little (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIRST, Edward||St. John's||2070||21||Edward Hirst (p)||Musical student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, George Edward||Piccaire, Fortune District||6183||20||Abraham Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Arthur||St. John's||1054||19||Virtue Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRATHIE, Harry Groves||Bonavista, Bonavista District||494||22||Ronald Strachie (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|