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|
|ANDREWS, Albert||249 Water Street West, St. John's||2345||18||Robert Andrews (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Alfred R.||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8269||18||Thomas W. Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney||134 Bond Street, St. John's||59||19||George Skeffington (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sidney.|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WHITE, Jeremiah||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys'||5923||20||Reuben Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Alfred||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5343||20||Simeon Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLE, William Thomas||St. John's||819||19||Samuel Earle||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FIELDS, Charles.||Cooks Harbour, St. Barbe District||3267||35||Mrs. Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MICHELIN, Charles||North West Arm, Groswater Bay Lake, Labrador||6102||26||Peter Michelin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Also contains information regarding service #6103, Stephen McDonald, and #6104, James Goudie|
|LEGROW, Stephen||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2762||23||Michael LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILPOTT, James||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5610||22||Elias Philpot (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Philpot|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|TRICKETT, Tasker||Spout Cove, Bay de Verde District||5374||18||Thomas Trickett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Meshach||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8183||17||Mrs. Lorenzo Stickland (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Frank||Water Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1261||24||Emily Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Michael||Indian Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5934||21||Michael Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Howard||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8175||21||Jacob Chafe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Charles Rankin||Newtown, Bonavista District||4953||25||Matilda Morris (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Ralph||Summerford, Twillingate District||4906||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Allan||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2419||19||Stephen Reid Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HADOW, Arthur L.||0-169||No||No||Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917|
|BANNISTER, Joseph||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4735||18||Hannah Bannister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|LANNON, William Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1519||19||Johanna Lannon (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 18, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|CURTIS, Gerald||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5004||19||Miss Selena Curtis (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, George||16 Simms Street, St. John's||4119||28||Sarah (Leo) Martin (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5106||23||John Power (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDING, Alfred||Templeman, Bonavista District||6132||20||David Dowding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARTIN, John R.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8232||50||Ella M. Martin (s)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5783||20||Michael Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEATER, Herbert Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||180||19||John Heater (p)||Policeman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Caleb||Lumdsen South , Fogo District||5143||18||Martin Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose]||Southern Harbour, Conception Bay||1616||22||Mary Bess Suley (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley|
|SLADE, Solomon||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4321||20||John Slade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRADLEY, Wilfred||48 Feild Street, St. John's||398||21||Jacob Bradley (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 17, 1916|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PURCHASE, William||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||4851||19||George Purchase (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, George Arthur||Allandale Road, St. John's||118||19||Alice Jackman (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WIGHTON, Charles||Earls Court, London, United Kingdom||0-75||Margaret Wighton (o)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915||Attestation papers not included|
|ELLIOTT, William W.||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5459||20||Herbert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|