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|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|HARSANT, Lawrence George||97 Bond Street, St. John's||341||23||Edward James Harsant (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Wilfred John||Golf Avenue, St. John's||217||19||John Robert Rose (p)||Candy maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, Heber||79 Long Hill, St.John's||475||26||James Wheeler (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|CONNORS, Daniel Francis||49 Lime Street, St. John's||649||21||David Connors (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|LAHEY, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||259||22||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLER, Benjamin||27 Young Street, St. John's||300||19||Deborah Nash (p)||Moulder||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|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|
|FRENCH, John Joseph||2 Patrick Street, St. John's||63||25||Benjamin French (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHANCEY, George Wilbur||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||78||26||William Chancey (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||No||No|
|OKE, Charles Cunningham||114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns||0-268 - 60||21||William Oke (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|PIPPY, Wilfred J.||Springdale Street, St. John's||0-48||Mrs. W. J. Pippy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DUDER, Charles Robert||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||668||22||William Henry Duder (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|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|
|COLLINS, James||Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District||567||19||John R. Collins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|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|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Robert||36 Hutching Street, St. John's||559||23||Edward Penney (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|LESEMAN, Roy Bennett||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||220||21||Flora Leseman (o)||Marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CALLAHAN, Rodger John||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||344||24||Rodger Callahan (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|