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|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Freeman||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||4724||24||John Sheppard (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FANNING, A. F.||23 Barters Hill, St. John's||8097||19||William Fanning (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|KNIGHT, Fred W.||355 Southside Road, St. John's||8502||45||Emilie Knight (s)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Walter||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3994||20||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEAD, Jabez||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2487||19||Benjamin Stead (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BISHOP, Caleb Golding||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||2524||18||Jacob Bishop (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SAMMS, Amos||Codroy, St. George District||6171||19||Philip Samms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURGESS, Arthur N.||27 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-273 - 3285||21||Mrs. A. Dunn (o)||Cable operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|COLBOURNE, Melville||Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district||8150||19||John Colbourne (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, George W.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District||5930||24||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Hugh Allan||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||5156||22||Samuel King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Elijah||Botwood, Twillingate District||8449||30||Mary (Heath) Rideout (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|STICKLAND, Abraham||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5880||24||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|ABBOTT, Andrew||24 Cabot Street, St. John's||8216||19||James Abbott (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDY, Edward||60 Monroe Street, St. John's||677||19||George Hardy (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STREAT [STREET], John||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8315||24||Rose Streat [STREET] (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William R.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4103||18||18||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name)|
|WALTERS, Joseph||Champneys, Trinity District||1855||23||John Walters (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2234||22||Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p)||Grocer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JUPP, Henry Clifford Oliver||Oldfields Farm, Pulborough, Sussex, United Kingdom||0-206 - 157||24||Mr. [William] Jupp (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers ; Also referred to as Clifford Henry ; Brother of Leonard John Jupp, # 162|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||5794||24||Mary Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Harry||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4612||18||Susan Newell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Victor Charles||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2939||21||Christopher Curtis (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KAVANAGH, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5777||20||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Henry||New Perlican, Trinity District||5249||24||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CONRAN, Michael||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2209||21||James Conran (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|JACKMAN, William R. E.||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4254||23||William Jackman||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially illegible due to fading.|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|ROSE, John||Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2175||18||Ambrose Rose (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|SNOW, Edward||Shearstown, Conception Bay, Harbour Grace District||5138||21||William Snow (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|REES, William E.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4088||19||George Rees (p)||Engine driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|