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|
|ELSON, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||4930||23||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLETT, Victor||22 Pennywell Road, St. John's||8174||19||Rosanna Mullett (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|DEVEREAUX, Thomas||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3632||18||Michael Devereaux (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Devereux.|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham||St. John's||1537||25||Lucy Robertson (p)||Baker||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|OROURKE, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3345||19||James O'Rourke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, James Joseph||St. John's||1314||19||Mr. Saunders (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1875||22||Susan Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIGUERS, Clifford||Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||8472||18||William Viguers (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.|
|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|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|DONNELLY, James John||169 Gower Street, St. John's||0-92||Bridget Donnelly (p)||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Attestation papers not included|
|WHITE, James||Catalina, Trinity District||4079||22||Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Willis||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4622||26||Richard Thomas (p)||Truckman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENTON, John Samuel||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2932||18||Henry Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRESISE, George Leach||Devonshire, England, United Kingdom||0-207 - 906||22||James Tresise (p)||1915||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Hughie||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5211||19||Stephen Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Abram||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4979||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael Edward||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1763||19||James Sullivan (of Edward) (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Henry Robert||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8207||24||Hannah M. Chafe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1378||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, John||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||4034||21||Adam Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LARNER, Reginald Joseph||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2238||19||Sarah Larner (p)||Operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. JOHN - O'NEILL, John||8 Princes Street, St. John's||2493||21||Rhody St. John (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in name - Attested as John St. John; Recorded in CWGC as John O'Neill.|
|MCDONALD, Bernard||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2870||22||Edward MacDonald (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|CURTIS, Frederick||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2774||23||Thomas Curtis (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Frank||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5039||21||Julia Martin (nee Hackett) (s)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Henry||Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||2138||49||Mrs. Morre (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MARTIN, Edward P.||159 Gower Street, St. John's||8484||18||William J. Martin (p)||Office clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Manuel||Crabbes, St. George District||3012||19||Susanna Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||37 Wickford Street, St. John's||1278 - 3271||18||Mrs. Connors (p) / Michael Connors||Labourer / Soldier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted as # 1278, re-enlisted 1917 as #3271. See #1278 for attestation papers.|