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|
|HALL, William||6 Murray Street, St. John's||352||Francis Hall (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|POWER, James A.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8124||36||Catherine Walker (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONWAY, Bernard||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5768||21||Daniel Conway (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIVER, George McFarlane||St. John's||937||23||John Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: McFarlane|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|DWYER, John Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2725||19||Robert Dwyer (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|WALKER, Llewellyn||Change Islands, Fogo District||3321||18||Elizabeth Walker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WINSOR, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1845||18||David Winsor (p)||Store assistant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINKS, George||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3677||23||Joseph Hinks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stanley||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4998||19||Abraham Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Alwin||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate||3453||21||Emma Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of given name: Aldwin|
|FREAKE, James||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1611||21||Henry Freake (p)||Railroad conductor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|RODWAY, George W.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District||5930||24||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Job||Botwood, Twillingate District||2478||18||Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COMBDEN, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5982||24||Lydia Combden (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Combdon.|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FRIZELL, William||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3279||21||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULL, Simeon||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5908||20||James Cull (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Henry||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||4920||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|DOBER, John||Marystown, Burin District||6054||21||Thomas Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADDINGTON, Robert||Bumley, England, United Kingdom||3069||47||Clara Waddington (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|CAINES, Jacob||Pushthrough, Fortune District||6271||19||Mary Jane Caines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, William M.||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||6204||20||Thomas White (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Includes misfiled document for # 6004 Alpheus Burt|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2234||22||Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p)||Grocer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HILLIER, Bennett||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6026||22||Charles Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TESTER, William Ronald||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2132||29||Mrs. Tester (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Edgar||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1578||20||Henry Blackmore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|YOUNG, Benjamin||Codroy, St. George District||2106||19||Deborah Young (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|