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|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDER, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||6021||25||Absalom Rider (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Cupids, Port de Grave Distri||5644||18||William Whelan (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4683||19||Eli Abbott (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEAN, Baxter W||Brookfield, Bonavista District||0-270 - 3838||21||Job Kean (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|ELLIOTT, John||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4837||21||Mrs. Orlando Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFF, Selby (Silvia)||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5517||18||Wesley Luff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|CROCKER, Boyd||St. John's||1529||33||Mrs. Aubrey J. Crocker (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|RODGERS, Garland B.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2472||21||James Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Lambert||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5513||20||Albert Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Harvey||Trinity, Trinity District||2924||18||John Green (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Harold George||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6302||20||James Flynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JERRETT, Elim||Cavendish, Trinity District||8100||18||Ruth Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Henry George||Carmanville, Fogo District||0-72 - 833||27||Philip Hicks (p)||Teacher||1914||No||No|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||8299||18||Henry Tilley (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|LOCKE, Sidney||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2053||19||Mrs. John Diamond (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|ROSE, Stephen H.||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4206||19||John Rose (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See # 4006 for misfiled document|
|THOMAS, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6030||20||James Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James St. Pierre||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||0-239||Mrs. James S.P. Knight||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).|
|KELLY, John Joseph||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||188||22||Henry Kelly (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Alexander||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||461||19||George Hennebury (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3635||20||Ellen (John) Critch (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Ralph||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8270||18||Alexander Harvey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GRACE, William A.||10 Knight Street, St. John's||0-119 - 2259||19||John Grace (p)||Foreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|HIPDITCH, David||50 George Street, St. John's||2286||22||Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, John Albert||Burin, Burin District||2960||19||Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHESSION, Norsis [CHAISSON, Narcissus]||Cape St. George, St. George District||4244||21||Jane Shession (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Norsis Shession was a misspelling of Narcis Chaisson. Variant spelling also includes Narcais or Narcis Chaisson.|
|GREENLAND, Hubert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2624||19||John Greenland (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSLING, Alfred||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4843||19||Mrs. Charles Gosling (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|WARREN, George||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5050||23||Mahalia Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|