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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
KNEE, Matthew Pools Island, Bonavista District 2342 19 Cornelius Knee (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHEPPARD, Robert 22 York Street, St. John's 473 19 Mrs. Sheppard (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARBIN, Wilfred T. Twillingate, Twillingate District 953 19 Henry Harbin (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73
WHITE, William Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5124 19 Luke White (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.
HOGAN, Nicholas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8434 19 Norah Boland (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NEIL, Edward 39 George Street, St. John's 3161 19 Patrick Neil (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Malcolm Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District 4914 19 Julia (William) Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
RYAN, Samuel Patrick St. John's 884 19 Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p) Tailor 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURT, Eric St. John's 1152 19 Jemima Burt (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
WEIR, Victor Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5481 19 Theophilus Weir (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, Archibald Baie Verte, St. Barbe District 8218 19 William J. Moores (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
HAWKER, Walter Clarke Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-265 - 1843 19 Manoah Hawker (p) Bank clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, James Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 4825 19 Mrs. James Baker (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRICE, Henry Torbay Road, St. John's 2203 19 Mrs. Joseph Price (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRAWLEY, Michael Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District 5820 19 Edward Crawley (p) Fishing 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PETRIE, Walter James Princes Street, St. John's 566 19 Lillian Petrie (s) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
FUREY, Alphonsus St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District 6213 19 William Furey (p) Student 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WARREN, Harris La Scie, St. Barbe District 3450 19 John Warren (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ABBOTT, Fred Doting Cove, Fogo District 5206 19 Charles J. Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SOOLEY, John Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5641 19 Richard Sooley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENSLADE, Samuel Long Pond, Harbour Main District 3289 19 Richard Greenslade (p) Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WHIFFIN, Patrick Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 1452 19 John Whiffin (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CUFF, Donald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5709 19 William Cuff (p) Steel worker 1918 Methodist No No
LEDREW, Ralph B. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2094 19 John LeDrew (p) Cable operator 1916 Methodist No No PDF
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
MYER, Albert John St. John's 1143 19 Julia Myer (p) Cooper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 14, 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC
PITCHER, Charles Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District 2319 19 Cornelius Pitcher (p) Papermaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FAGAN, William J. Foxtrap, Harbour Main District 5763 19 George Fagan (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIGGS, Frederick Michael St. Pierre and Miquelon, France 1059 19 Lavinia Riggs (p) Student 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DAVIS, Edwin Safe Harbour, Bonavista District 3668 19 William Davis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
CROCKER, Bryant Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5652 19 William Crocker (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael 18 Pope Street, St. John's 639 19 Nora Walsh Waddleton (p) Bottler 1914 Roman Catholic No No
HISCOCK, George Albert Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3409 19 George Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MAY, Ernest Bell Island, St. John's East District 1206 19 Jessie May (p) Miner 1915 Methodist No No
BISHOP, Archibald Walter Burin, Burin District 1046 19 Mary Bishop (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
GOSSE, John Whitbourne, Trinity District 2447 19 Mrs. John Gosse (p) Mill Hand 1916 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
COLLINS, John Joseph 128 George Street, St. John's 578 19 Edward Collins (p) Teamster 1914 Roman Catholic 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.
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
RODGERS, Simeon George Sibleys Cove, Trinity District 5328 19 Stephen Rodgers (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COOK, Henry William Outer Cove Road, St. John's 483 19 Mr. Cook (p) Farmer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
TOUMISHEY, George St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 3981 19 Charlotte Toumishey (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 3, 1918
TAYLOR, Herbert St. John's 1018 19 Margaret Taylor (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
FARRELL, James Fogo, Fogo District 6206 19 Pierce Farrell (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, Edward Upper Battery Road, St. John's 5727 19 George Tilley (p) Engine man 1918 Roman Catholic No No