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|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|DODMAN, Leslie||Grand Bank, Burin District||8146||21||Amelia Smith (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Elias||Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3249||22||Mary Susan Anderson (s)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.|
|TUCKER, Alexander||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5047||19||Joseph Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Edwin||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2443||19||Joshua Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DINNEY, Elias||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4027||21||Jesse W. Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WALTERS, Ernest H.||Champneys, Trinity District||2017||20||John Walters (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Leo||45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||8289||21||George Keough (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEAD, George||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5985||20||Joseph Head (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Gilbert||English Harbour, Trinity District||0-292 - 3437||20||William Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|KAVANAGH, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5870||18||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Gilbert||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5043||21||Henry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGINN, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||8167||21||Susie McGinn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Patrick J||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||0-303 - 0-310 - 2182||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||All documents located under 0-303 on microfilm; I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 25|
|JACKMAN, Robert||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4255||22||James Jackman||Assayer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEPHENSON, William||Cavendish, Trinity District||3737||21||John Stephenson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.|
|FELIX, Joseph||Felix Cove, St. George District||4372||24||Hamiel Felix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLANEY, Arthur A.||St. Lawrence, Burin District||1285||20||Elizabeth Slaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WILLAR, Edgar||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||3984||18||Sidney Willar (p)||Painter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Bank, Burin District||3877||22||Mrs. Henry Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District||5166||25||Christopher Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|BISHOP, George||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8280||37||John Bishop (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KEOUGH, James||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||4770||24||James O'Connell (o)||Trader||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Jacob||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4340||29||Florence Poole (nee Pike) (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Angus||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5976||18||John Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLDFORD, John||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||8222||39||Belinda Oldford (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Adolphus||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||2050||22||Job Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CORCORAN, James||Cooks Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||6214||23||Simeon Corcoran (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Samuel Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3195||21||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|BUTLER, Albert||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5372||19||Mrs. Charlotte Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COISH, Chesley||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||5854||19||George Coish (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|