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|
|MANUEL, Harry||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3921||23||Uriah Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Laurence||Summer Street, St. John's||4684||23||Frederick Oakley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|MCCUE, Thomas Joseph||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||635||23||Mary McCue (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|JANES, Walter Harold||269 Southside Road, St. John's||56||23||J.W. Janes (p)||Accountant||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Aloysius||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1715||23||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917|
|FARRELL, Celestine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1721||23||Hannah Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Bert||Ordnance Street/Gower Street, St. John's||4459||23||Frank Martin (p)||Accountant||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|MILLS, Edgar||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1317||23||Archibald Mills (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|MORGAN, Samuel||Burnt Harbour, Port de Grave District||5747||23||Marmi Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|HARVEY, Walter||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8062||23||Alec Harvey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Solomon||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6284||23||Mark Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|QUIRK, Richard||St. Lawrence, Burin District||6248||23||Martha Quirk (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|DUFFETT, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||3143||23||Louisa Fifield (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKE, James||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5507||23||Joseph Oake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCH, Nicholas||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5850||23||Johannah Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LINTHORNE, Robert||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5125||23||Robert Linthorne (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Lorenzo||New Chelsea, Trinity District||5365||23||Catherine Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HERDER, Hubert Clinton||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-79 - 3||23||William J. Herder (p)||Agriculturist||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GILLINGHAM, Jacob||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8060||23||Bridget Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Josiah||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1934||23||James Clarke (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|SNELGROVE, John Charles||St. John's||895||23||Samuel Snelgrove (p)||Sheet metal worker||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENNEDY, Jacob||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||5809||23||Edward Kennedy (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANTER, Henry Thomas.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2190||23||Samuel Granter (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Charles||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5317||23||Richard Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBER, Peter||Spanish Room, Burin District||6066||23||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.|
|WARDLAW, William Bain||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||3124||23||David Wardlaw (p)||Salesman||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Lemuel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5254||23||Richard Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Lemeul.|
|BURSEY, Stanley||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5450||23||Richard Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bursell.|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLETT, Harold||138 Gower Street, St. John's||4664||23||Amos Flett (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||2313||23||William Henry Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LONG, William John||71 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-140 - 48||23||William J. Long (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|STEVENS, Benjamin||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6107||23||William H. Stevens (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HINKS, George||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3677||23||Joseph Hinks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|