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|
|CARROLL, Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||274||37||Elizabeth Carroll (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEAN, Wallace||Traytown, Bonavista District||2599||20||Charles Kean (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|GALGAY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||892||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Shoemaker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ONEIL, Patrick||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2263||35||Mrs. Stephen Brophy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BOUTCHER, John W.||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5940||24||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.|
|CRANFORD, James||3 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2221||26||William Cranford (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.|
|BARROW, Daniel||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2154||24||Mrs. Job Barrow (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 15, 1916|
|DAWE, Stewart||83 McFarlane Street, St. John's||2506||22||Robert Dawe (p)||Train conductor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BROWN, George||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||5931||19||Hannah Mariah Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, November 2, 1918||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.|
|VAUGHAN, Francis Joseph||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||481||31||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Tanner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, May 22, 1921|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GOUDIE, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2242||18||Elias Goudie (p)||Timekeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, November 6, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|FRAMPTON, John||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||626||Robert Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RICKETTS, George||Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District||1703||18||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, William Bertram||Fredericton, Fogo District||2753||20||Mary Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 10, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Thomas||Epworth, Burin District||3875||18||Thomas Roberts (p||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|SEVIOUR, Martin||British Harbour, Trinity District||5373||22||Ananias Seviour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 16, 1918||Variant spelling of name: Sceviour; in CWGC as Sceviour.|
|MARTIN, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3221||19||Mrs. Moses Martin (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 8, 1917|
|GARDNER, Cyril||British Harbour, Trinity District||0-65 - 824||29||Arthur Gardner (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WINSOR, Augustus||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5475||21||Daniel Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 26, 1918|
|HYNES, Aloysius||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1715||23||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|BROWN, Louis||Salvage, Bonavista District||2044||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FREAKE, James||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1611||21||Henry Freake (p)||Railroad conductor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GINN, William||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5912||21||William Ginn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|WHITE, Willis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||739||19||Sarah Rose (s)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also service #733|
|THOMSON, James Elliot||Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's||0-201 - 61||22||Charles R. Thomson (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson|
|BALDWIN, Uriah||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1846||18||Edward Baldwin||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WARREN, John Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||2784||31||Mrs. Joseph Warren (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|CROCKER, Job||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2418||18||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|ELLIOTT, George||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2737||24||Alex Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 2, 1917|
|ARMSTRONG, Gordon||116 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2461||18||William Armstrong (p)||Plumber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 2, 1920|