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|
|LUSH, George||33 Water Street, St. John's||4090||22||Martha Lush (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERDER, Herbert Augustus||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2898||29||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5953||22||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REARDON, Michael||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||3342||25||Patrick Reardon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Peter||Lawn, Burin District||4945||20||John Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RICKETTS, Josiah||Jamestown, Bonavista District||5316||19||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Allan Jackson||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2269||29||William B. Smith (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson||2 Queen Street, St. John's||2723||34||James A.W. McNeilly (o)||Broker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAVE, George R.||Fogo, Fogo District||2039||26||William Shave (p)||Picture framer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril||Carbonear, Carbonear District||955||19||Lizzie Mahoney (o)||Dry goods clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|WHITE, Ernest||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4017||19||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FARRINGTON, William||York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's||694||22||Arthur Farrington (p)||Footman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MEYERS, Cornelius||Middleberg, Netherlands||2601||24||Juffi A.P. de Wel (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Claude||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4112||18||Mrs. Winsor (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SCEVIOUR, Daniel||Exploits, Twillingate District||4867||29||Phoebe Sceviour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NORMORE, Levi||Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||2425||25||Dinah Normore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.|
|PATEY, Henry||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8099||26||Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSHER, George Henry||Fortune, Burin District||4168||18||Saul Mosher (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|