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|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOUCHINGS, John||Pass Island, Fortune District||6136||24||John Touching (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLES, Simeon||Blackhead Cove, Fogo District||3551||26||Selina (Humphrey) Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|SCOTT, Nicholas||Buffalo, New York, USA||3070||35||Julia Snyder (o)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Arthur||Newport, Bonavista District||6142||25||Thomas Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCEY, Ralph||16 Flowers Hill, St. John's||8019||21||Mary Ann Pearcey (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, Nicholas||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District||4716||22||John St. Croix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, George||Burnt Island [district unknown]||5337||21||James Chalk (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John Chalk.|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, William||Coney Arm, St. Barbe District||5623||22||Rosanna Hines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Edmund||Dildo, Trinity District||2187||21||Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYTER, Hubert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3780||18||Harris Hayter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 - 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.|
|BARNES, George||English Harbour, Trinity District||4738||22||John Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENTWISTLE, Frank||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2143||39||Mrs. Entwistle (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LESEMAN, Roy Bennett||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||220||21||Flora Leseman (o)||Marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|OTOOLE, John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5827||19||Rhoady O'Toole (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8347||48||Jane E. Squires (s)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARCY, William||41 New Gower Street, St. John's||4663||20||Michael Darcy (p)||Accountant||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Darcey|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, Isaac||St. Augustine, Labrador||4858||24||Virginia Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, John W.||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8274||43||Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLANDS, Henry||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2239||18||Reverend Charles Hollands (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|