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|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SOMERTON, Solomon||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||8161||27||Thomas Somerton (p)||Donkey man||1917||CE||No||No|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Edgar||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1674||18||Fred Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Brendon||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4981||22||Rachael Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOYST, Edward||9 Temperance Street, St. John's||4654||29||Jane Moyst (nee Legge) (s)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GREEN, Leo||13 Coronation Street, St. John's||4879||18||Patrick Green (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|HALADAY, Moses||Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District||3624||20||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|MCNEILL, Hector John||47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's||0-1 - 0-190 - 31||25||Fanny McNeill (p)||Electrician||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|DAWE, Henry Charles||Topsail, Harbour Main District||589||22||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ROBERTS, Thomas||Epworth, Burin District||3875||18||Thomas Roberts (p||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|CLARKE, Walter J.||Springdale, Twillingate District||2574||21||George W. Clarke||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Photograph of Clarke in full uniform included.|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Archibald||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3872||18||William Lidstone (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|STAPLETON, Stephen||Marystown, Burin District||4166||21||Elizabeth Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|MAIDMENT, Arthur Ernest White||Trinity, Trinity District||2910||19||Mrs. E.H. Maidment (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PEACH, Albert||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5838||19||John Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASON, William||Avondale, Harbour Main District||6190||22||Patrick Mason (p)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRINCE, Josiah||Princeton, Bonavista District||3567||19||Robert S. Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Josiah||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8308||18||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|COOMBS, Leinus||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1472||25||Jane Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, William||Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2353||21||Mrs. Charles Wattion (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Mark||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4885||18||Samuel Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, Gideon||Carmanville, Fogo District||1528||23||Julia Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No||Out of sequence in service ledger. Follows 1537.|
|BARNES, Lester||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4560||19||Thomas Edward Barnes (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDING, Samuel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2096||19||Nathaniel Harding (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George Gordon||Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-277 - 1364||21||Sarah Phillips (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Stewart||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5848||19||Henry Tremblett (p)||Henry Tremblett (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPOONER, Albert||26 Henry Street, St. John's||2227||18||Archibald Spooner (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|REID, Stephen March||2 Spencer Street, St. John's||3370||19||John Reid (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Aloysius||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1715||23||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|CAINES, Leopold||95 Kings Road, St. John's||3973||19||Levi Caines (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|BYRNE, Richard||16 Power St, St. John's||8101||28||Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BROWN, Louis||Salvage, Bonavista District||2044||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|JUKE, Patrick||48 Cabot Street, St. John's||3467||18||Patrick Juke (p)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Frederick||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5399||19||Henry Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHEELER, Chesley||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2864||23||Mrs. Aaron Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Darius||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6293||24||Aaron Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUDER, Charles Robert||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||668||22||William Henry Duder (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|