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|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5154||21||Eleazer Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYNES, Robert||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3495||18||Eleazer Haynes (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEAN, Weston||Pools Island, Bonavista District||0-293 - 2401||20||Eleazer Kean (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOEL, Gaden||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6334||21||Eleazer Noel (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4683||19||Eli Abbott (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, William J.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5905||18||Eli Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Henry||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2326||19||Eli Dowden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DUNN, Ronald||Bayleys Cove, Bonavista District||1088||19||Eli Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|GARLAND, John Thomas||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6053||22||Eli Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4452||18||Eli Hiscock (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Albert||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5011||20||Eli Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JARVIS, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4135||19||Eli Jarvis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|KEATS, Samuel||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5691||21||Eli Keats (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|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|
|OSBOURNE, Simeon||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4177||24||Eli Osbourne (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William Thomas||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||3573||20||Eli Parsons (p)||Railroader||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 14, 1917|
|ROSE, Clarence||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5579||19||Eli Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Herbert J||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6303||19||Eli Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Frank||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||4167||19||Eli Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STOWE, Samuel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5092||19||Eli Stowe (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ATTWOOD, Walter G.||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5484||21||Elias Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Everett||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||3829||19||Elias Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document|
|CAVE, Joseph||Change Islands, Fogo District||2944||22||Elias Cave (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOUDIE, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2242||18||Elias Goudie (p)||Timekeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|HAUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias Hause (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as House. Signature is Hause. Variant spelling: Hawse.|
|MITCHELL, Laurence||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||5658||20||Elias Mitchell (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILPOTT, James||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5610||22||Elias Philpot (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Philpot|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|SMITH, Walter||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5670||21||Elias Smith (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4051||20||Elias Wellman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Lloyd||Springdale, Twillingate District||3591||20||Elias Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|