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|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HOWLETT, James Joseph||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3313||19||John Howlett (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOUGHLIN, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||5872||19||Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|STREET, Abraham||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4970||20||John Street (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|BURKE, Leo Michael||St. John's||1170||19||Mrs. Charles Davis (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RENDELL, William James||Change Islands, Fogo District||8240||22||Julia Blake (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORGAN, George||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||2867||20||Abram Morgan (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|FIANDER, Samuel||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||467||20||Samuel Fiander (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Kenneth||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4821||22||Jane Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Henry||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5675||20||Theophilus Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|MCCONNELL, Isaiah||Port a Down, County Armagh, Northern Ireland||396||27||Mary McConnell (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McConnel.|
|CAINES, Leslie||Lamaline, Burin District||8419||20||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Fred||Springdale, Twillingate District||4031||18||Herbert Wells (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BROWN, Robert||Salvage Bay, Labrador||4673||33||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Francis E.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1909||25||John Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, John||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2886||18||Abram Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|GROVES, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5844||21||Thomas Groves (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Charles Patrick||52 1/2 Barters Hill, St. John's||192||25||Catherine Martin (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MURPHY, Leo||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4587||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES - MOORS, Charles Gordon||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3178||26||Jacob Moors (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Edward [Luke E.]||Woodford Cove, Twillingate District||4919||18||Mary King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OLIVER, Walter||6 Kings Road, St. John's||681||21||George Oliver (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLADE, Josiah||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||6176||20||Philip Slade (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YATES, Augustus A.||New Bay, Twillingate District||5626||21||Water Yates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Solomon||43 Cook Street, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Catherine Barnes (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WICKS, Douglas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5069||21||Josiah Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Peter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||4354||18||Caleb Squires (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|KENNY, William||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||4221||18||Richard Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMAN, William H.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2046||21||Henry Norman (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||See # 1190 for misfiled document.|
|BARNES, Lewis||Harbour Mille, Fortune District||6308||21||Charles Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Robert||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2565||19||Thomas Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|