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 email@example.com 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|
|GOSSE, Richard||Dildo, Trinity District||8080||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, John G.||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4822||18||Mrs. George Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5009||18||Joseph Tremblett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremblet.|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Llewelyn||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3034||18||Edward Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 25, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Leo P.||27 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8261||18||Mary O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|HANDCOCK, Howard||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8073||18||John Handcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Gordon||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||3754||18||Emma Porter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See Regt. # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|KEREFIN, Joseph||Cape St. George, St. George District||4199||18||Ephraim Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Joseph also apppears as Ives and Yves; Kerefin as Caravan, Carrefin, Karaven, Karfin, Karrefin, Kerfant, Kerfont and Kurfant.|
|SNOW, Walter||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2060||18||Henry C. Snow (p)||Coachman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, William J.||38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2280||18||Mrs. William Frampton (p)||Carpenter||1916||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READER, Charles||London, England, United Kingdom||4172||18||Mrs. Louie Reader (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Cyril||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2251||18||Mand Hutchings||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|HUDSON, Clement||Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District||4739||18||Jane Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Howard||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3962||18||Lillian Reid (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Burlington, Twillingate District||4042||18||Jane Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, August 30, 1918|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEALEY, John Joseph||48 Cookstown Road, St. John's||2748||18||Michael Healey (p)||Express driver||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|QUICK, Cyril S.||88 Queens Road, St. John's||2329||18||William Quick (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PALFREY, William||8 Queen Street, St. John's||4466||18||Mrs. A. Palfrey (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAMM, Charles||Botwood, Twillingate District||4148||18||Samuel Cramm (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TURNER, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||5250||18||Thomas Turner (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Thomas Richard||23 1/2 Maxse Street, St. John's||2294||18||Francis Dooley (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEHOE, Lawrence||St. John's||1779||18||Michael Kehoe (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PETERS, Frederick Earnest||Allandale Road, St. John's||4417||18||Joseph Peters (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|