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|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph John Leo||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1223||19||Katherine Devereaux (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMEN, Richard Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||3037||19||Benjamin Hamen (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 25, 1921|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Timothy||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||5825||19||Margaret Rose (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|UPSHALL, Charles C.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5938||19||Nelson Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RAYNES, Frederick||St. John's||1514||19||Priscilla Raynes (p)||Grocer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Hickman||Dawsons Cove, Fortune District||5689||19||Robert Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, John Hubert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5569||19||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, Levi||Fogo, Fogo District||2590||19||John Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Caywood||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8247||19||Albert Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|JONES, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4854||19||Azariah Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|FOLLETT, James||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8455||19||Henry Follett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELSON, Albert John||Spotted Islands, Labrador||2818||19||Albert Elson (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|BUTLER, Albert||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5372||19||Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, John||Criccieth, Wales, United Kingdom||6161||19||Edward Jones (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|Badcock, Herbert Ernest||396 Southside Road, St. John's||2855||19||Henry Badcock (p)||Carman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Frank||Springdale, Twillingate District||4939||19||John Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|BRIEN, Michael||St. John's||1146||19||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|UPWARDS / UPWARD, Warrick Pearce||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay||2777||19||Arthur Upwards (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Attestation papers state Upwards; elsewhere as Upward; Listed as Upward in CWGC; Variant spelling of name - Percie and Pierce|
|MCGRATH, William||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||4994||19||John McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 11, 1918||See Regt. #4494 for additional misfiled documents|
|HIBBS, James Francis||52 Livingstone Street, St. John's||299||19||William Hibbs (p)||Factory hand||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STEVENS, James||Seal Islands, Labrador||5790||19||George Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|