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|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Edward [Luke E.]||Woodford Cove, Twillingate District||4919||18||Mary King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Peter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||4354||18||Caleb Squires (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||A letter concerning his underage status is located on Reel 239, file 4029 John Duder.|
|KENNY, William||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||4221||18||Richard Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, Pleymon||Botwood, Twillingate District||1667||18||Arthur Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, William J.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5183||18||William West (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown|
|DUNPHY, Thomas P.||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2155||18||John Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Herbert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4844||18||Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2743||18||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Ernest Albert||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1912||18||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Everett.|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, Willis H.||Robinsons, St. George District||4265||18||Joseph Morris (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DOMINY, Harry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3769||18||Edgar Dominy (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3174||18||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917|
|BOWDRIDGE, William George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2884||18||Thomas Bowdridge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Leo||46 Alexander Street, St. John's||3963||18||Peter Byrne (p)||Mechanic||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES, John||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3250||18||Arthur Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|TILLEY, William||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3982||18||James Tilley (p)||Baker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Raymond Victor||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2847||18||Adam Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 19, 1917|
|CUSICK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8260||18||William Cusick (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYE, Edward||Victoria, Carbonear District||968||18||Mrs. Moses Vaters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||See Service # 2047 for five misfiled documents File contains two misfiled documents for John H. Vaters # 2047 (p.21-22)|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel||River, St. George District||3339||18||Dugald Gillis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Michael Thomas||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2749||18||Mrs. Michael Manning (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, John R.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8113||18||Nellie Howell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Eli||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||2680||18||Robert Mercer (o)||Lumbering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PILGRIM, Orland||Griguet, St. Barbe District||1287||18||Jessie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TWINER, Herbert||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2030||18||Herbert Twiner (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, January 7, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|RICHARDS, Albert||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||3452||18||Jessie Richards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|EDDY, Ernest||Lady Cove, Bonavista Bay||3251||18||Mary Sharpe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENSON, Robert Louis||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2622||18||Albert Stevenson (p)||Sailor||1916||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1699X.||No||No|