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|
|FRANCIS, Albert Edward||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||2918||20||Philip Francis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BOONE, Stewart Malcolm||South River (near Clarke's Beach), Port de Grave District||1219||20||Sarah Jane Boone (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Stephen Malcolm Boone.|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|BUTT, Dorman||Exploits, Twillingate District||3692||26||Thomas Butt (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|
|SHORT, Joshua||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1199||19||Sarah Jane Short (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 15, 1919|
|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|
|BURSEY, Benjamin||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1956||19||Andrew Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|DONOHUE, William Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2992||18||John Donohue (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, May 18, 1918|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|CHAYTOR, Charles||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3168||21||Elizabeth Hoddinott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cheater, Cheator|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|WHITE, Richard||Bacon Cove, Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||2354||21||Nicholas White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|HERDER, Arthur John||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-61 - 1863||33||William J. Herder (p)||Barrister at law||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BEST, Frank Gordon||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||42||20||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk (hardware)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TILLY, Lawrence||Clarenville, Trinity District||1404||18||Annie Tilly||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Discrepancy in name: Tilley|
|WILLIAMS, Robert John||50 Cabot St., St. John's||1115||19||Emma Williams||Cooper apprentice||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HODDER, Stewart||Horwood, Fogo District||2976||30||Susie Hodder (p)||Salvation Army officer||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, Dorman||Botwood, Twillingate District||2387||20||Amis Clarke (p)||Papermaker||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, March 4, 1917|
|RIDOUT, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1258||21||Elizabeth Ridout (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|BURTON, Charles||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5966||25||Levi Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 11, 1918|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|MUDFORD, Bennett||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||2521||24||Mark Mudford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variation in name: Mutford|
|HAWKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1606||24||Fanny Hawkins (p)||River driver||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|HOYLES, Joseph||Brookfield, Bonavista District||2513||21||Jane Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|HYNES, Richard Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||807||23||William Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Hines.|
|CUMMINGS, Arthur||St. John's||815||20||Charles Cummings (p)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW date: 1917 See service #1482, Gideon Harland Lane, for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|MESHER, Charles A.||Mud Lake, Rigolet, Labrador||1727||22||Alice King (o)||Trapper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEEFE, Aloysius||South East Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||1971||24||Patrick Keefe (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OROURKE, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3345||19||James O'Rourke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|STARKS, Edward||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2559||19||Hezekiah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Starkes.|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|LEE, Albert||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1134 - 3216||25||John Lee (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Re-enlisted under different number|
|BENDELL, James Alexander||235 Water Street, St. John's||207||19||Sophia Bendell (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|