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|
|MILLY, Frank||34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8114||29||Mrs. William Wheeler (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REXION, James||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5599||29||Freeman Rexion (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOONE, James D.||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8063||29||Beatrice Boone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Reginald||Campbellton, Twillingate District||8257||29||John Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Owen||Port Rexton, Trinity District||8384||29||Ethel Maud Brown (o)||Lumberman and cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, Edward||37 Flower Hill, St. John's||3645||29||Mary Rendell (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|CHAFE, Solomon||Patrick Street, St. John's||8012||29||Sarah Chafe (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JAMES, Albert William||Rencontre, Fortune District||6322||29||Augustus James (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTON, John||Goulds, St. John's West District||1485||28||Annie Barton (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PORTER, Robert Branfitt||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||896||28||John Porter (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||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|
|PROSPER, Hayward||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||4366||28||William Prosper (p)||Seaman||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.|
|EVOY, Frank||Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District||2202||28||Martha Evoy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|MERCER, Charles||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4568||28||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|AYLWARD, John Joseph||St. John's||1107||28||Anastasia Aylward (o)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Charles||Blackhead Road, St. John's||2804||28||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||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|
|SNOW, Harry||5 Plank Road, St. John's||3362||28||Margaret Snow (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Charles||48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||594||28||Mrs. Hammond (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PRATT, Arthur Milligan||Leslie Street, St. John's||522||28||Fannie Pratt (p)||Traveller||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FRADSHAM, Harold||Pacquet, St. Barbe District||4044||28||Ethel Fradsham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, William Thomas||14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||520||28||Emma Newell (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Methodist||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|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KERR, David Simpson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2893||28||Mrs. John Kerr (p)||Tailor's cutter||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CRON, John M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2090||28||James Cron (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crow.|
|SKEANS, William||Boat House Lane, St. John's||1176||28||Edward Skeans (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDELL, Claude||Battery Road, St. John's||330||28||Mrs. Burdell (s)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BYRNE, Richard||16 Power St, St. John's||8101||28||Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrne (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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.|
|HOWELL, Ambrose||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||3813||28||Naomi (Job) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|