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 email@example.com 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|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|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.|
|RENDELL, William James||Change Islands, Fogo District||8240||22||Julia Blake (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRACKLIN, Lockyer||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2174||19||Alexander Spracklin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Willis||6 Brine Street, St. John's||3579||20||Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||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.|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|CAINES, Leslie||Lamaline, Burin District||8419||20||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMORE, Levi||Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||2425||25||Dinah Normore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.|
|WELLS, Fred||Springdale, Twillingate District||4031||18||Herbert Wells (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|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|
|MOSHER, George Henry||Fortune, Burin District||4168||18||Saul Mosher (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|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|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||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|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|
|POWER, Patrick||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2424||19||John Power (o)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|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|
|GREEN, Edward [Luke E.]||Woodford Cove, Twillingate District||4919||18||Mary King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEWLING, Stewart||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||20||20||Christina Hicks (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEPHENSON, John Sydney||Duckworth Street, St. John's - Leeds, England, United Kingdom||0-112 - 32||25||James Edward Stephenson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||I - Photograph of Stephenson included.|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, James||7 Bambrick Street, St. John's||3215||20||Andrew McGrath (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLADE, Josiah||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||6176||20||Philip Slade (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3693||22||John Penny (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Penney|
|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.|
|WICKS, Douglas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5069||21||Josiah Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Loyal||Catalina, Trinity District||5217||19||Robert Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|CRANE, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||2313||23||William Henry Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Peter||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||5008||19||Thomas Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNY, William||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||4221||18||Richard Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||2247||19||Isaac Anthony (p)||Carter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Lewis||Harbour Mille, Fortune District||6308||21||Charles Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|