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|
|CHRISTIAN, William Coaker||72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||3371||18||William L. Christian (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|CHAFE, Ronald M||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-256 - 3601||18||Levi Chafe (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms|
|SOPER, Llewellyn||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4689||18||Joseph Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||24 Mullock Street, St. John's||8210||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Chesley||Trinity East, Trinity District||4346||18||Albert Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIVIAN, John||Hillview, Trinity District||4590||18||Mrs. William Hiscock (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||136 Harvey Street, St. John's||6244||18||Moses Wellman (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORES, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8190||18||Thomas Moores (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Regiment.|
|MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas||89 Military Road, St. John's||3029||18||Thomas Maunder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Alexander||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5803||18||Edward Constantine (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Caleb Golding||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||2524||18||Jacob Bishop (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEGROW, Herbert||3 George Street, St. John's||3441||18||Joseph LeGrow (p)||Marble cutter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William R.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4103||18||18||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUTLER, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4530||18||Annie Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, Ernest||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||4725||18||Bertram Barrett (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY, Charles||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||8498||18||Simon Gooby (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|STANFORD, Harold||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2167||18||William Stanford (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|BULGIN, Augustus||Farmers Arm, Twillingate District||2427||18||John Bulgin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, Clarence||Fogo, Fogo District||3583||18||Lambert Saunders (o)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||File for William Saunders (# 3860) contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Leonard||Circular Road, St. John's||4385||18||Sir W.D. Reid (p)||1918||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert Templeton||St. John's||366||18||Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p)||1914||No||No|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|ODEA, Frederick||St. John's||2172||18||John E. O'Dea (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALIBURTON, Gordon||Port au Port, St. George District||3893||18||Henry Haliburton (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 19, 1918|
|PATEY, Frederick||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4260||18||John Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Albert||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2348||18||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, William Joseph||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2821||18||John Kent (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|