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|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|WATTS, James Pittman||25 Walshs Square, St. John's||397||24||Nina Mary Watts (s)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James||7 Bambrick Street, St. John's||3215||20||Andrew McGrath (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOOPER, John||McCallum, Fortune District||6274||25||William Hooker (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Timothy||Catalina, Trinity District||3933||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAINES, George Albert||South Shields, England, United Kingdom||381||19||Albert Thomas Raines (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John||Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland||6221||21||John Johnson (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPICER, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6029||23||William Spicer (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Robert N.||Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6045||22||Robert Harris (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STAGG, Edmund||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5339||24||Thomas Stagg (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, William Thomas||60 Hamilton Street, St. John's||349||25||Lily Simmonds (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|BROWN, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||5340||24||Mariah Brown (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCHELL, John||Belleoram, Fortune District||5881||21||James Critchell (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEIXEISA, Joseph||Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal||3424||18||James Teixeira (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Attestation papers also misfiled with service #13. Teixeisa was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of name: Teixeira.|
|LAKE, Philip J.||Fortune, Burin District||4403||20||Thomas Lake (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GALLOP, Dyson||Curling , George District||2072||19||Joshusa Gallop (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|COLLINS, Reginald||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3954||Alexander Collins (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|RUTH, Walter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1254||22||Mary Ruth (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|AYERS, Samuel George||Fortune, Burin District||4007||18||Samuel Ayers (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DEA, Albert||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||6108||20||Michael Dea (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ORGAN, John||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3046||19||Maggie Long (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|PENNY, Augustus||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1399||22||Helen Penney (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STREET, Abraham||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4970||20||John Street (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4304||23||William Knight (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Charles||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6153||26||Charles Pardy (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HART, William||Change Islands, Fogo District||5888||22||George Hart (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASTERS, William L.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2797||24||James Masters (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|FUDGE, Freeman||Belleoram, Fortune District||3538||19||John Fudge (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|DICKS, Almer||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3539||18||Frederick Dicks (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||See also service #0-183, Norman Alexander McLeod|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, George Reuben||Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay||2024||22||Charles Poole (o)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No||I|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|ABBOTT, Jacob||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||168||22||Richard Abbott (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKE, Arthur||Fogo, Fogo District||5298||20||Hubert (Herbert?) Oake (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|