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|
|LODGE, Samuel Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||165||23||Grace Lodge (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 1, 1915|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|STRATHIE, Harry Groves||Bonavista, Bonavista District||494||22||Ronald Strachie (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SELLARS, Fred Moore||62 Barters Hill, St. John's||0-232 - 814||20||Stephen Sellars (p)||Minister||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEWLING, Herbert||Golf Avenue, St. John's||45||23||Margaret Dewling (p)||Salesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harold George||50 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-69 - 798||22||Henry G. Barrett (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|WHITE, Willis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||739||19||Sarah Rose (s)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also service #733|
|THISTLE, Walter Leslie||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||215||20||David Thistle (p)||Stone cutter||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARNETT, Walter Joseph||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||458||33||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|SNOOK, William Edward||Fortune, Burin District||640||21||Benjamin Snook (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Henry Charles||Topsail, Harbour Main District||589||22||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Llewellyn||5 New Gower Street, St. John's||26||24||James A. Stone (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|JESSEAU, Arthur Francis||Bay of Islands, St. George District||249||19||Arthur Jesseau (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, Frank Gordon||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||42||20||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk (hardware)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OBRIEN, Augustus||28 1/2 Lime Street, St. John's||0-172||Mrs. Thomas O'Brien (p)||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||236||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LIND, Francis Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||541||34||Elizabeth Lind (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PURCHASE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||540||20||Jonas Purchase (o)||Driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EDWARDS, William Dowden||98 Circular Road, St. John's||0-16 - 659||24||James Edwards (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|SHAVE, William Burton||Fogo, Fogo District||543||19||W.H. Shave (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|