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|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|BAKER, John||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||4715||21||Hannah Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEATON, George||Frederickton, Fogo District||6122||22||Charles Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Charles||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2319||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, George||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3350||22||Henry Janes||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MADDICK, John Withycombe||20 Barters Hill, St. John's||628||21||Mrs. William Campbell||Station agent||1914||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maddock.|
|RIGGS, Frederick Michael||St. Pierre and Miquelon, France||1059||19||Lavinia Riggs (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, James||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8438||18||John Fitzpatrick (p)||Bugler||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOSSE, Daniel||Torbay, St. John's East District||5762||23||Thomas Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Alick||Clarenville, Trinity District||2389||26||Edmond Pearce (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CLUETT, Henry||Garnish, Fortune District||3900||22||Stephen Cluett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|CANDOW, John||New Gower Street, St. John's||3246||20||David Candow (p)||Lineman||1916||No||No|
|GOODRIDGE, Herbert||St. John's||0-154||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Norman||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2235||21||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Albert Leslie||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2116||23||Isaac Hann (p)||Core maker, paper mills||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Bryant||Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5652||19||William Crocker (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3804||22||James Brown (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TWYNE, Abraham J.||Hauling Point, St. Barbe District||3259||23||James Twyne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|RYAN, Norman||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5895||20||George Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3132||18||Charles Richards (p)||Dry goods clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|ANTLE, William||18 Bell Street, St. John's||4660||21||William Antle (p)||Upholsterer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Alexander||14 John Street, St. John's||4409||23||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Assistant dispatcher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||8106||22||Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Stephenville, St. George District||1071||22||Josephine Bennett (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Benoit|
|ROWE, Simeon James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5349||26||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See service #5379 for additional misfiled documents|
|SEYMOUR, Frank||71 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3374||32||Gertrude Seymour (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|FITZGERALD, Arthur Wilfred||St. John's||1602||19||Minnie Fitzgerald (p)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick||149 Gower Street, St. John's||24||20||Neil Charles McLeod (o)||Coachman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, John||66 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8068||30||Bridget Pope (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RYDER, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3689||21||Frederick Ryder (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVELLEY, John||Trinity East, Trinity District||4520||19||Elizabeth Evelley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Francis A.||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6257||24||William Learning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOYLES, Patrick J.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5219||21||Michael Stoyles (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Berkley||Manuels, Harbour Main District||499||21||Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|BROWN, Allan W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||2722||23||Ephraim Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, William||Summerville, Bonavista District||4732||20||Job Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WILLS, Thomas||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4820||26||Mrs. George Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents|