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|
|PARSONS, Alexander Edward||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||585||20||Edward Parsons (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 20 March 1917; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917-1919|
|PARSONS, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||6074||18||Edward Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Leslie||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5123||19||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Wilson||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5649||23||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Robert||36 Hutching Street, St. John's||559||23||Edward Penney (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|PENTON, Ignatius||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||2589||25||Edward Penton (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Charles||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4280||19||Edward Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|RIDGLEY, Hubert||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2951||21||Edward Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Melville Royston||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2365||18||Edward Russell (p)||Letter carrier||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Alonzo||Cape Cove, Fogo District||6028||21||Edward Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHARMAN, Victor Lionel||Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom||8321||22||Edward Sharman (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|SHEA, Thomas||Torbay, St. John's East District||3185||19||Edward Shea (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Manuels, Harbour Main District||5164||18||Edward Smith (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Edward||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5099||22||Edward Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Edmund||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||2621||19||Edward Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1417X.|
|TIPPLE, Austin Gerald||St. George, St. George District||583||20||Edward Tipple (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence||St. John's||1566||19||Edward Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4954||24||Edward Walsh (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Gilbert S.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1649||17||Edward Warren (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WAUGH, James Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1531||20||Edward Waugh (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODLAND, Samuel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3169||18||Edward Woodland (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLBOURNE, Beadon S||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1675||27||Edwin B. Colbourne (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|EDGAR, Edwin||Greenspond, Bonavista District||737||19||Edwin Edgar (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KING, William||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4519||18||Edwin King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOXLEY, John Charles||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3420||22||Edwin Moxley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Osmull||Charles Brook, Twillingate District||8243||19||Edwin Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oswell.|
|UPSHALL, Christopher||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5920||20||Edwin Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Alexander||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||57||20||El. Bishop (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3951||26||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Pattern maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|