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|
|BROWN, John Joseph||10 York Street, St. John's||557||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENING, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4956||20||John Greening (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Vater||Golf Avenue, St. John's||3926||18||John Rose (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Harold Wesley||85 New Gower Street, St. John's||197||23||Henry Janes (p)||Ladies tailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, William||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||4677||23||Andrew Hynes (o)||Street car conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Samuel||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5293||24||Daniel Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Stephen||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||3536||19||Alfred Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODS, John S.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2146||20||S. Woods (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DAY, Nehemiah||Champneys, Trinity District||3470||23||Reuben Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANNING, Peter Joseph||Sheehans Chute, St. John's||687||19||Fanny Manning (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULL, Frank||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||5378||19||Charles Cull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|TAYLOR, Eugene Fred||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||2525||20||Mr. E. F. Taylor (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALL, Leo.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||5808||23||Martin Wall (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frank Yates||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2483||21||Peter Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1533||19||John Hussey (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BALDWIN, Henry Herbert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1523||19||Edward James Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Harry|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|PITMAN, Richard||Lamaline, Burin District||400||26||Elizabeth Walters (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Pittman|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|INGRAHAM, Fred||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5192||22||Rachael Ingraham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Ingram.|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|BLACKMORE, Cyril Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3231||18||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, Edward||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1588||20||Rose (West) Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COADY, Patrick||Burin, Burin District||4769||25||John Coady (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CANNING, Permanus||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5455||19||William Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 24, 1918|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|GIBBENHUCK, John||Square Island , Labrador||1910||23||John Kibbenhuck (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation states Gibbenhuck; preferred spelling is Kippenhuck.|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|SKINNER, Arthur John||33 Duckworth Street, St. John's||202||22||John Skinner (p)||Marble worker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.|
|GUY, Mark||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1271||20||James Guy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLON, Stewart F.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4202||18||Samuel Wellon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Hubert Frank||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3489||19||Frank Edwards (p)||Lumber surveyor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|FILLEUL, Clarence John||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2831||21||Philip Filleul (p)||Tailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, John||St. John's||1291||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Alex||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4832||26||Mrs. Thomas Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ARMSTRONG, Patrick||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5746||19||Thomas Armstrong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|