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|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOOK, Samuel||St. Albans, Fortune District||6231||22||Michael Snook (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SPRACKLIN, Lockyer||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2174||19||Alexander Spracklin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Michael Francis||40 New Gower Street, St. John's||255||20||Nicholas Kennedy (p)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Daniel P.||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||4952||19||Patrick Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|NORMORE, Levi||Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||2425||25||Dinah Normore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.|
|WHEELER, Francis E.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1909||25||John Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873|
|MOSHER, George Henry||Fortune, Burin District||4168||18||Saul Mosher (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|KELLY, James Joseph||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||2228||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918||Duplicate of attestation papers also located with Service # 2282|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, John||Old Shop, Trinity District||2157||20||Elmer Day (p)||Iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBO, Wilson||Grand John, Fortune District||5474||18||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|
|POWER, Patrick||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2424||19||John Power (o)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|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|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Edward [Luke E.]||Woodford Cove, Twillingate District||4919||18||Mary King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALE, Garland||Change Islands, Fogo District||8156||21||George Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STEPHENSON, John Sydney||Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom||0-112 - 32||25||James Edward Stephenson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I - Photograph of Stephenson included.|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4763||20||Richard Taylor (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James||7 Bambrick Street, St. John's||3215||20||Andrew McGrath (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3693||22||John Penny (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Penney|
|WICKS, Douglas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5069||21||Josiah Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Loyal||Catalina, Trinity District||5217||19||Robert Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Peter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||4354||18||Caleb Squires (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.|
|HACKETT, Fred||Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4691||24||Mabel Hackett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARTLEY, Leonard Vincent||Wanstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom||294||22||Walter George Hartley (p)||Auditor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||2313||23||William Henry Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Peter||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||5008||19||Thomas Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNOW, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2565||19||Thomas Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John J.||16 Young Street, St. John's||3276||18||Joseph Johnson (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Thomas||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||3252||24||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANNING, Charles||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3466||22||Alfred Canning (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|KING, Harold||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3391||23||Charles King (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|