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|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Herbert||Clarenville, Trinity District||1662||19||Ebenezer Strong (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARSONS, Aubrey||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||1664||18||Martha Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Silas||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1669||24||Isaac Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAWKE, Michael||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1672||27||Bridget Hawke (o)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Edgar||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1674||18||Fred Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Beadon S||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1675||27||Edwin B. Colbourne (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SMITH, Josiah||Hopeall, Trinity District||1677||18||Matthew Smith (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Jacob||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||168||22||Richard Abbott (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|SHEPPARD, Hilyard||Sandy Point, St. George District||1681||21||Frederick Shepard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANDY, Reginald||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1684||26||Ann Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Stephen||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1686||21||Robert Lawrence (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BANFIELD, Albert W.||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1687||22||Samuel Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PERRAN, William G.||St. John's||1690||20||Mrs. Thomas Perran (p)||Coachman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|NEWELL, Kenneth S.||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1692||21||John Newell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle||Fogo, Fogo District||1699||19||Constable William H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|JANES, Edward Taylor||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1704||22||Harriet James (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Allan||Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District||1706||23||Samuel Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|