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|
|RYAN, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4307||20||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Joshua Charles||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3108||21||Naomi H. Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, Joseph F.||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4747||24||Darius Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John J.||227 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2300||21||John F. Ryan (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6254||25||James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, James Robert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4298||22||Martha Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, James Newman||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4826||20||William Ryan Sr. (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||2266||19||Susan Ryan (o)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|RYAN, Fred||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4827||19||Samuel Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, Dominic||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6212||24||John Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Colin||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3671||20||Mrs. William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Chesley||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5690||18||Thomas Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, January 9, 1919|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYALL, Thomas J.||Colonial Building, Military Road, St. John's||8020||45||Margaret Ryall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|RYALL, James A||11 Murray Street, St. John's||4481||21||Joseph Ryall (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Albert||13 1/2 James Street, St. John's||3971||19||Mrs. John Fowlow (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RUSSELL, William||Blaketown, Trinity District||5356||19||Abraham Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RUSSELL, Loyal||Catalina, Trinity District||5217||19||Robert Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Lorin||Princeton, Bonavista District||3568||21||Arthur Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Joseph||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2299||20||William Russell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, John||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4358||18||John Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|RUSSELL, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4764||19||Mrs. S. Russell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Edward||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2857 & 2862||47||Mary Russell (s)||Painter||1916||No||No||#2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862|
|RUMBOLT, Ezekiel||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5663||24||Lorenzo Rumbolt (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUMBOLDT, Lemure||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4104||18||Jabez Rumboldt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter B.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2533||19||Israel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||1801||19||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Stephen||12 Stewart Avenue, St. John's||4487||22||Absalom Rowsell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Solomon||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6284||23||Mark Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Reginald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-151||John Rowsell (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Jack [H. John R.]||Canterbury, England, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-221 - 619||19||Lydia C. Rowsell (p)||Theology student||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|