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|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Jack||67 Monkstown Road, St. John's||5078||23||Thomas Lawlor (p)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Keywood||Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District||3320||23||Robert Rideout (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Hamilton||89 Bond Street, St. John's||623||23||Frederick Martin||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Thomas||64 Cabot Street, St. John's||3288||23||Mrs. Thomas Collins (s)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||641||23||John Watts (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYNES, William||134 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-257 - 1974||23||William Haynes (p)||Book keeper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|RIGGS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4085||23||William Riggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4345||23||Martin Fowlow (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CARTER, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4591||23||Fanny Vickers (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, Lewis||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2567||23||Mrs. George Chaulk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|KENNEDY, Michael||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2552||23||Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s)||Blacksmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|ETHERIDGE, Gordon||Champneys East, Trinity District||1858||23||John Etheridge (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|HAMMOND, Thomas||93 Gower Street, St. John's||360||23||Thomas Hammond (p)||Dry goods clerk||1921||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NOBLE, Lorenzo||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5546||23||Elizabeth Noble (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, James||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5326||23||Isaac Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, James Robert||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1624||23||Joseph Morris (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5710||23||Jane Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|KNIGHT, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4304||23||William Knight (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4871||23||Robert Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5512||23||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|OXFORD, Lewis George||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4094||23||John Oxford (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SAVAGE, Michael||31 Parade Street, St. John's||4441||23||Michael Savage (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRACEY, William||Carrolls Cove, Labrador||3422||23||John Tracey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers contained in service #13.|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAVIS, Allan||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5212||23||Mrs. Francis Davis (p)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|