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|
|KELLAND, Malcolm||Winterton, Trinity District||5243||19||Peter Kelland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COATES, Samuel||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||5451||22||George Coates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Peter J.||St. John's||786||24||Peter J. Cooper (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|PAUL, Frank||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4667||20||John Paul (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Patrick||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||4364||20||Patrick Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|
|SQUIRES, Edward||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5099||22||Edward Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick Francis||St. John's||1209||20||Bridget J. Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 27, 1916|
|RIDEOUT, Ford||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3736||22||Samuel Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|AYERS, George F.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3658||23||Philip Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, John A.||Carters Hill, St. John's||2396||18||J.T. Meaney (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BARNES, John Thomas||St. John's||1184||31||Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, William||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3860||20||Charles Saunders (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Michael||Fortune, Burin District||4061||20||Pierce Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||6 Burke's Square, St. John's||8158||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Jabez||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2487||19||Benjamin Stead (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGESS, Arthur N.||27 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-273 - 3285||21||Mrs. A. Dunn (o)||Cable operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|DOWDING, Alfred||Templeman, Bonavista District||6132||20||David Dowding (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RODWAY, George W.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District||5930||24||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6091||21||Ellen Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANNING, Hubert||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||4753||22||Lewis Channing (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, Hayward||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||1479||22||William Cooper Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVER, William Thomas||Hearts Content, Trinity District||888||24||William Lever (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Abraham||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5880||24||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partial attestation papers; Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Edward||2 Alexander Street, St. John's||401||20||Michael J. Murphy (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|PICCO, Martin||Boswarlos, Port au Port, St. George District||2010||21||William Picco (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 28, 1918||Includes draft of account of Newfoundland Regiment presentations in London; awards and honours|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HANN, Thomas||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3018||21||John Henry Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOWE, James||146 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||8225||19||Elizabeth Stowe (p)||Machinist||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|HUNT, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||8159||23||James Hunt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Stephen Casimir||Three Arms, Twillingate District||0-105 - 921||22||James Norris (p)||Assistant manager, general merchant||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916||Not in service ledger; microfilm label is James Norris (father's name) ; a misfiled and misnumbered document related to promotions for Norris was microfilmed with Regt. # 1354.|
|FEAVER, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3647||18||Marion (John) Feaver (p)||Papermaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig Duncan||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2234||22||Mrs. Augustus Hoddinott (p)||Grocer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|WHELAN, Michael Thomas||4 Alexander Street, St. John's||432||20||Michael Whelan (p)||Waiter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Frederick||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3334||25||Ambrose Dawe (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917||See Regt. # 3011 Frank Dawe for misfiled documents|
|KENDALL, Edwin||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3115||18||George Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|