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|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SCEVIOUR, Daniel||Exploits, Twillingate District||4867||29||Phoebe Sceviour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Edward T.||Badger, Twillingate District||8149||29||Carrie Moore (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEIL, John Joseph||49 Angel Place, St. John's||704||29||Clara O'Neil (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, Alexander||Delby's Cove, Trinity District||8351||29||Clara M. Clark (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PINSENT, Stephen E.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4351||29||Tobias Pinsent (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|GODDEN, Malcolm||38 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-182 - 615||29||Fredrica Godden (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, William Thomas||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||356||28||Edward Hussey (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CRANE, Llewellyn||142 Water Street, St. John's||4470||28||Nathaniel Crane (p)||Jeweller||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MASTERS, Reginald||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1366||28||Emma Masters (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGGE, Kenneth||Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District||2452||28||James Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Ambrose||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||3813||28||Naomi (Job) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3648||28||Richard Maidment (p)||Papermaker||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies.|
|KERR, David Simpson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2893||28||Mrs. John Kerr (p)||Tailor's cutter||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SKEANES, Edward||Kilbride, St. John's West District||3277||28||Thomas Skeanes (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARE, Robert||St. John's||210||28||John and Sarah Clare (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|CRANE, Henry Charles||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1405||28||John Crane (p)||Railroad work||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|FRADSHAM, Harold||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||4044||28||Ethel Fradsham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|METCALFE, Albert Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||256||28||Martin Metcalfe (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EVOY, Frank||Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District||2202||28||Martha Evoy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|KING, Thomas||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||2736||28||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEARY, Alexander||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8054||28||Rachel Geary (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Charles||Blackhead Road, St. John's||2804||28||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Cecil||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6020||28||James Anstey (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|BURDELL, Claude||Battery Road, St. John's||330||28||Mrs. Burdell (s)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEANS, John Allan||Catalina, Trinity District||424||28||William T. Jeans (p)||Brakesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DALTON, Jacob||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5703||28||Maria Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, Robert Branfitt||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||896||28||John Porter (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||8007||28||Mary Murphy (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GENGE, Abram||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||8412||28||Victoria M. Genge (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, Garland||Carmanville, Fogo District||1639||28||Joseph West (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PROSPER, Hayward||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||4366||28||William Prosper (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Willis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3631||28||Samuel Cooper (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|