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|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWDEN, George||11 Mullock Street, St. John's||4289||18||Thomas Dowden (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, Lewis Gilbert||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2214||18||Levi Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 2, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information.|
|COLTON, Cyril B||Water Street West, St. John's||4402||18||Sarah Colton (p)||Gas Works worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|HULL, Victor||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5471||18||John Hull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, June 8, 1916|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Aubrey||New Harbour, Trinity District||4806||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, Harry||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4612||18||Susan Newell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|WHALEN, Charles||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4266||18||John Whalen (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|HUTCHINGS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8108||18||Jonathan Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEAVER, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3647||18||Marion (John) Feaver (p)||Papermaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALSOM, Roy Leslie||Clarenville, Trinity District||2770||18||William Balsom (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Edward George||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2700||18||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Henry Arthur||White Point, Trinity Bay||2630||18||Richard King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Appeared as Wheat Point on attestation record; later corrected.|
|PIERCEY, Noah||Winterton, Trinity District||5342||18||Ananias Piercey (p)||(?) Manufacturer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLAR, Edgar||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||3984||18||Sidney Willar (p)||Painter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Chesley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4528||18||Joseph Barnes (p)||Draper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEMION, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||4331||18||Phoebe Hemion (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BECK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4902||18||Cyrus Beck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Chesley||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5690||18||Thomas Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, January 9, 1919|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|POWER, John||Little Bay South||4269||18||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 4267 for misfiled document|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|