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|
|KEEFE, Thomas||17 William Street, St. John's||4488||19||Richard Keefe (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COX, Arthur||Gaultois, Fortune District||5560||19||Lizzie Knott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, John A.||St. Pauls Bay, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3411||25||John Brake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Frederick||Griguet, St. Barbe District||6313||19||Kenneth Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|MYRICK, John||12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||99||19||Patrick Myrick (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 10, 1915|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOONAN, Edward Mortimer||235 Southside Road, St. John's||666||24||James L. Noonan (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Baxter||Newtown, Bonavista District||5531||21||Cornelius Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Jack||Manuels, Harbour Main District||2703||19||Mrs. John Snow (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|NOEL, Gaden||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6334||21||Eleazer Noel (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDDY, James||Epworth, Burin District||3876||18||William Huddy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDOCK, William||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2137||50||Mrs. Maddock (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 17, 1917||Attested for short service. Death 17 March 1917 from CWGC.|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPENCER, Allan R.||Fortune, Burin District||5564||21||John Spencer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1381||Box maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Bank Head, St. George District||5986||24||Dinier Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Francis||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2652||18||Mary Power (o)||Dry goods||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|QUIRK, Peter.||Mobile, Ferryland District||5748||22||Daniel Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, Manuel||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||5815||20||Thomas Butt (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||8447||33||Frederick Moss (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, Simeon||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3866||27||John Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #3860 Saunders for a misfiled document concerning Simeon Ford; Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1851X.|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HARVEY, Walter||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8062||23||Alec Harvey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|