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 email@example.com 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|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||191||19||C.H. Burridge (p)||Stonemason||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|VERGE, Thomas||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay||5662||21||Frederick Verge (o)||Millman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALTERS, Ernest H.||Champneys, Trinity District||2017||20||John Walters (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Ebenezar||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4804||19||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURRY, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5465||19||Oliver Burry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Samuel H.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4282||21||Esau Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HUNT, Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4083||21||Frederick Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ernest||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8495||18||Sarah Scott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5870||18||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MIFFLEN, Henry||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||742||19||George B. Mifflen (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOOTE, Nathan||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2830||20||William Foote (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWN, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2249||19||William Down (p)||Papermaker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, Herbert Mck||Mud Cove, Burin District||4025||18||John Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J.||King's Bridge Road, St. John's||8125||53||John Sullivan (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FELIX, Joseph||Felix Cove, St. George District||4372||24||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, Walter||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||6079||19||Aaron Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SLANEY, Arthur A.||St. Lawrence, Burin District||1285||20||Elizabeth Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Peter||Brents Cove, St. Barbe District||4120||21||John Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRUSHETT, Leander||Hagerty Street, St. John's||3302||35||Beatrice Brushett (s)||Baker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, William Albert||St. George, St. George District||581||21||Joseph Delaney (p)||Lumberman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8280||37||John Bishop (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARMSTRONG, Patrick||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5746||19||Thomas Armstrong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6080||24||Lizzie Webber (o)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES, Jacob||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||3416||19||George W. Moores (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|REID, Howard||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3962||18||Lillian Reid (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|BOURGOIS, John||Stephenville, St. George District||5991||24||Marcel Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|INKPEN, Raymond||Great Burin, Burin District||5718||19||Joseph Inkpen (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, Joseph||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6246||19||William Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, Michael||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4644||20||Joseph Dwyer (p)||Pump man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCBAY, Burchill G.||No information||600||No||No||Notice of death only. No information in service ledger.|
|MAHAR, William||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||4717||19||Elizabeth Brien (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maher|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, Brian Wildridge||Millertown, Twillingate District||3060 - 8093||21||Jane A. Potts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2282||19||James Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WESTERN, William||61 George Street, St. John's||0-242 - 2570||21||Mrs. Phillip Western (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|