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|
|MEADUS, Robert||St. John's||1013||20||Susanna Meadus (p)||Baker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARNES, Harold||Belleoram, Fortune District||6158||23||Albert Barnes (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, George||Shoe Cove, Cape John, Twillingate District||5628||19||Fanny Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|ROWE, Simeon James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5349||26||Elizabeth Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. #5379 for additional misfiled documents|
|HARDING, George||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3165||24||Phoebe Lang (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|WALKINS, Michael James||8 Bannerman St., St. John's||8195||19||Ellen F. Walkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger; Previously transcribed as Watkins.|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RYDER, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3689||21||Frederick Ryder (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Ronald Patrick||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4712||29||Margaret Walsh (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Jesse||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3676||26||Eliza White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, John J.||38 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4697||22||John Jackman||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|COOPER, David Francis||6 Gillmore Street, St. John's||1187||20||Frank Cooper (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Arthur James||18 Kings Road, St. John's||204||19||James Rendell (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ALLEN, James Frederick||Curling, St. George District||1541||19||Catherine Susanna Allen (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6072||18||Walter Brett (p)||School teacher||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|
|YETMAN, David||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6251||25||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Walter||Silverdale, Twillingate District||4071||19||John Wheeler (p)||Miner[?]||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Philip||Catalina, Trinity District||3728||29||Charles Hynes (p)||Seaman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes|
|CURTIS, James F.||Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3406||19||George Curtis (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, James William||31 Duckworth Street, St. John's||529||22||Edward Moore (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5826||20||Thomas Connors (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Nathaniel||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||4159||20||William Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 25, 1920||Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.|
|LYVER, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||3644||19||Frank Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|PENNY, John||Cannings Cove, Bonavista District||6178||25||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILCOX, Frederick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||707||25||John M. Wilcox||Paper maker||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|