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|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Stephen||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace Distric||5119||19||George Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMBY, Edward||Hopeall, Trinity District||4679||21||Leonard Cumby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||39 Flower Hill, St. John's||1480||19||Michael Dunphy (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HOLLANDS, Henry||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2239||18||Reverend Charles Hollands (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NORMORE, Elijah||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3638||33||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DILLON, Matthew||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5535||23||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, John R.||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||8192||18||Annie Atkins (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|BRENT, David||Botwood, Twillingate District||1794||22||John Brent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|BARNES, Lawrence||157 New Gower Street, St. John's||528||24||William Barnes (p)||Labourer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph||33 Angel Place, St. John's||533||22||Frank Jackman (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Arthur||9 Cabot Street, St. John's||4185||18||Jonas Ledrew (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3801||24||Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|