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|
|LOVELESS, John||Seal Cove, Fortune District||2970||22||John Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3648||28||Richard Maidment (p)||Papermaker||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|BOLLAN, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||5375||21||Esau Bollan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boland.|
|ROGERS, William P.||104 Freshwater Road, St. John's||8487||44||J. Curnew (o||Rigger||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODS, Peter||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||4338||20||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Dennis||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||5731||19||Bernard Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Gilbert S.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1649||17||Edward Warren (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Beach, Burin District||3464||29||James Follett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Richard John||British Harbour, Trinity District||2628||19||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Albert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||5505||22||Martin S. Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|WELLS, Isaac||Grand Jervais, Fortune District||1734||19||William Wells (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Herbert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4844||18||Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROCHE, Allan||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||5186||19||John Roche (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|MARTIN, John||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2743||18||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCHANT, Thomas||23 Hamilton Street, St. John's||8296||19||Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p)||Shoemaker||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|EARL, Herman||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6119||19||Joseph Earl (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FLYNN, Patrick||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||1456||31||Martha Donovan (p)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YATES, Hardy||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||4655||18||Walter Yates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Elihu M.||Exploits, Twillingate District||8082||22||Herbert H. Jones (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Michael Bernard||Marystown, Burin District||3039||18||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRISSEY, John Joseph||45 Parade Street, St. John's||689||20||Peter Morrissey (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|STOCKLEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2107||20||Joseph Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KILFOY, Leo Joseph||Little Bay, Burin District||1713||19||Luke Kilfoy||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Sidney||Exploits, Twillingate District||4301||21||John Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARMITER, Fred||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2440||20||John Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled on microfilm was attached to the digital file|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5403||21||Samuel Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|