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|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|RUSSELL, Loyal||Catalina, Trinity District||5217||19||Robert Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PORTER, Archibald Harold||Change Islands, Fogo District||1534||19||Lucy Ann Porter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURSEY, Benjamin||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1956||19||Andrew Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|GARLAND, William B.||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||8313||19||James Garland (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|BARRETT, Nathan||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5230||19||George Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||St. John's||1018||19||Margaret Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KNEE, Henry||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2052||19||George Knee||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Richard||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||652||19||Richard Williams (p)||Grocer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Frederick||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3287||19||Joseph Perry (p)||Cook||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Edmund||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4046||19||William Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALL, Joseph||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3843||19||Joseph Hall (p)||Cooper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Henry Lewis||Lamaline, Burin District||3295||19||George G. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|KEEFE, Thomas||17 William Street, St. John's||4488||19||Richard Keefe (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|FRANCIS, Harry||Hermitage, Fortune District||6261||19||Matthew Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FALLON, Luke Anthony||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1092||19||Susannah Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Peter John||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||6292||19||Eber Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CAINES, John||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2829||19||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GULLIVER, Arthur||24 Tessier Place, St. John's||3162||19||Diana Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Ronald||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||2066||19||James Neville (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLEY, James||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||5547||19||Allan Mulley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4764||19||Mrs. S. Russell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, Bertram||Foots Cove, Burin District||5590||19||Joseph Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADEY, Benjamin||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4226||19||Mrs. William Sharp (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORAN, Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4876||19||Rose Foran (p)||Paper man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACKAY, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1509||19||Michael MacKay (p)||Mail officer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Sunday, April 21, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information|
|LEDREW, Philip||Change Islands, Fogo District||5958||19||Samuel LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JANES, William J.||Britannia, Trinity District||3767||19||Henry Janes (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|COLLINS, James||Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District||567||19||John R. Collins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|BULGER, Patrick||Flatrock, Carbonear District||5770||19||James Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, Harry||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2198||19||Mrs. George Frampton (p)||Wood barker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|