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|
|HANN, Henry Lewis||Lamaline, Burin District||3295||19||George G. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6163||20||James Peddle (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, William J.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5183||18||William West (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COEN, Arthur Winter||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4546||19||George Coen (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||4309||21||Frederick Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|STRONG, Herbert||Clarenville, Trinity District||1662||19||Ebenezer Strong (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEFE, Thomas||17 William Street, St. John's||4488||19||Richard Keefe (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|HARDING, George A.||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||8025||19||William Thomas Harding (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NIPPARD, Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||8199||32||John T. Walshman (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, William||White Rock, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay||5121||19||Kenneth Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, James W.||Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District||5903||21||George Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Hilyard||Sandy Point, St. George District||1681||21||Frederick Shepard (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEIKLEJOHN, J. R.||No information||0-219||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred from Border Regiment|
|MARRY, Michael||Salmonier, North Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||3903||20||Richard Marry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Herman||160 Casey Street, St. John' s||354||19||John Noseworthy (p)||Office Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GORE, Eliol Pike||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1041||19||Susie Gore (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WALTERS, William||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||8395||19||Matilda Frizzell (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LONG, William John||71 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-140 - 48||23||William J. Long (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|SAMPSON, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3167||23||Susanna Downer (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||1490||33||Richard McDonald (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3648||28||Richard Maidment (p)||Papermaker||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|BURKE, Garrett||St. John's||1023||20||Hester Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, Joseph Andrew||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1356||19||Diana King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROGERS, William P.||104 Freshwater Road, St. John's||8487||44||J. Curnew (o||Rigger||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODS, Peter||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||4338||20||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Dennis||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||5731||19||Bernard Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|WARREN, Gilbert S.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1649||17||Edward Warren (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James A.||3006||No||No||File missing, attestation not completed. Information from service ledger.|
|FOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Beach, Burin District||3464||29||James Follett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Charlie||Fortune, Burin District||855||19||Samuel George Piercey||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Richard||Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||1745||20||Moses Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|HEAD, Horatio||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5979||24||Joseph Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, Thomas White||St. John's||856||19||Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McGrath (p)||Druggist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||1053||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|WELLS, Isaac||Grand Jervais, Fortune District||1734||19||William Wells (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Herbert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4844||18||Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|CRAWFORD, Robert Reid||179 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-253 - 2086||19||Harry Crawford (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|