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|
|RICKS, Simon||Sops Arm, St. Barbe District||4070||20||George Ricks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|COMBDON, Silas||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8428||27||Lucy Combdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MARKS, Stanley Thomas||70 George Street, St. John's||150||25||Mrs. Marks (p)||Express wagon driver||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Harvey # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|ODEA, Frederick||St. John's||2172||18||John E. O'Dea (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|VIVIAN, Willis||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8281||22||Thomas Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|STARKS, James Baxter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1121||19||Annie Starks (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8110||34||Fanny Anderson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's District||1777||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURDEN, Solomon||Curling, St. George District||5414||19||Frederick Burden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Bertie||Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district||8203||19||Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3258||22||Mary Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SEXTON, Arthur||Trinity, Trinity District||2665||21||Janet Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, Charles||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3673||19||Abraham Warford (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Frederick||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4260||18||John Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|BRENTON, William||Thornlea, Trinity District||5921||19||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TROKE, Theodore||Summerford, Twillingate District||5417||21||George Troke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8282||35||Irene Stockley (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAKE, Frederick A.||20 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2532||18||Henry Lake (p)||Rope maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, William George||Garnish, Fortune District||1717||21||Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|OQUINN, Arthur||Stephenville, St. George District||5701||21||James O'Quinn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|RYAN, Augustus||Mussel Point, St. Marys District||6211||22||Katie Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Reuben||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2787||19||John Wheeler (of Edward) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ANTHONY, Samuel||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5493||21||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo||Clarenville, Trinity District||2384||18||John Eddy (p)||Mill helper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.|
|GROKE, Caleb||St. Chads, Bonavista District||5135||24||George Croke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Croke.|
|BLUNDEN, John Thomas||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||4562||27||Stephen Blunden (p)||Seaman||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.|
|DAWE, Fred N.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8410||21||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Hubert||Brigus, Port de Grave District||3405||19||Albert Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|MOORE, Herbert||117 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4404||19||Joseph Moore (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCASKILL, John||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||8221||33||Mary McAskill (p)||Boilermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Maurice G.||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||3942||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GARNISH [CORNISH], Thomas||Rencontre, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5566||20||John Garnish [Cornish] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Documents completed as Garnish; family name is Cornish.|
|FRY, Charles||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||4972||19||Charles Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Philip||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||2799||22||Alphonsus Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERRITT, Jeremiah||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5742||21||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|BASTOW, Gordon Clarence||St. John's||930||20||M.A. Bastow (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|SNOW, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2616||21||Austin and Sophie Snow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, and #1731, Manuel Pittman, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|HOBBS, Hezikiah||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6200||22||William Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|