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|
|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|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|EDDY, George Roland||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1225||20||Emily Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HARDING, George||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3165||24||Phoebe Lang (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, John James||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2477||18||Mrs. James Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARKINSON, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8342||41||Gertrude Parkinson (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, Ronald Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4712||29||Margaret Walsh (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANDFORD, George||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3237||23||Emma Blandford (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BATSON, Harold Herbert||English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-251 - 744||20||William Batson (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, William||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3028||20||Michael Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEAN, William||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4586||20||John Dean (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|PENNEY, Simeon Toop||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2767||24||Samuel Penney (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 16, 1917|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANT, James B.||St. John's||2179||23||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|