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|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5913||20||Joseph Lockyer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|BUGDEN, William||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||6098||20||John Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODGERS, John||French Beach, Fogo District||2437||22||John Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|LAKE, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||1773||24||Mary (Lake) Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Conne River, Fortune District||3765||19||John McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Joshua||Richards Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3503||20||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEAN, Kenneth Wayne||Botwood, Twillingate District||0-41 - 8214||52||Lucinda Dean (s)||Head millwright||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TOUCHINGS, Arthur||Pass Island, Fortune District||5202||19||John Touchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLES, John D.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4203||18||Samuel Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Almer||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3539||18||Frederick Dicks (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||See also service #0-183, Norman Alexander McLeod|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLETT, Lewis||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6239||20||Elizabeth Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUDSON, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3186||18||Henry Hudson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John||Belleview, Trinity District||6008||20||Owen McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAGGS, Moses||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4971||23||Joseph Baggs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, Garland||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4208||19||Jesse Chaulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Augustus||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5216||20||John Connors (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DENNIHEY, John||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2756||18||Daniel Dennihy (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STENLAKE, Wilfrid Down||Guernsey, Channel Islands, England, United Kingdom||0-139 - 415||22||Alfred Stenlake (p)||Probationer (theological)||1914||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Wilfred; signature is Wilfrid.|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, James Pittman||25 Walshs Square, St. John's||397||24||Nina Mary Watts (s)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|GREENE, James Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2215||20||John Greene (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILBERT, Alexander||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District||2891||20||Albert Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|PARSONS, Frederick Robert||Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's||2819||28||A.A. Parsons (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, Solomon||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3116||20||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|