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|
|LEHR, Harry J.||203 Water Street, St. John's||5734||24||Dr. A.B. Lehr (p)||Dentist||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry Charles||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||2627||24||John Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2181||24||Mrs. Francis Wall (o)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|NEILL, George William||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5674||24||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AYLWARD, Richard||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||6316||24||Annie Aylward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Thomas||Renews, Ferryland District||4542||24||Thomas McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRY, John||59 Flower Hill, St. John's||2734||24||Enoch Fry (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GRAY, James John||Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-261 - 1324||24||Mrs. Gray (p)||Bank manager||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WARFORD, Arthur||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3472||24||William Warford (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Duncan||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5073||24||Elizabeth Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIBBS, William James||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2356||24||Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Lawrence||157 New Gower Street, St. John's||528||24||William Barnes (p)||Labourer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|GREEN, Ralph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5232||24||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEMPLE, Esau||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5026||24||Peter Temple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKSON, Harold||Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom||1543||24||Sarah Jackman (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|CUFF, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4814||24||Mrs. William Cuff (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.|
|COLE, Hubert||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4828||24||Mrs. Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|DAWE, William J.||Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5401||24||Selina Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, James Joseph||39 Young Street, St. John's||3003||24||Michael Neville (p)||Railroading||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STROUD, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2644||24||Mrs. John Stroud (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|EDWARDS, William Dowden||98 Circular Road, St. John's||0-16 - 659||24||James Edwards (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|RUMBOLT, Ezekiel||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5663||24||Lorenzo Rumbolt (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PORTER, James||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||5813||24||Bertha Porter (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bertram||Topsail, Harbour Main District||0-152 - 146||24||John J. Butler (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.|
|BRIFFETT, John||Rosedale, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5387||24||Robert Briffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILBERT, Noel||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||617||24||Mr. Noel (p)||Chartered accountant||1914||No||No|
|PARSONS, Richard A.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3975||24||William Parsons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REES, Fred S.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2626||24||William Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1355X.|
|OSMOND, Douglas McNeil||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||306||24||Joseph Baine Osmond (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLS, Joseph||Burlington, Twillingate District||4333||24||Azarilla Mills (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WATKINS, Robert James||Botwood, Twillingate District||1426||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Simeon Toop||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2767||24||Samuel Penney (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 16, 1917|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|RIGGS, Morgan||Marystown, Burin District||5598||24||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|