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|
|PUDDISTER, Thomas||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4388||20||Thomas Puddister (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES/JANES, George R.||Botwood, Twillingate District||1642||25||Harriet James (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANDER, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5891||22||John Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Wilfred||131 Gower Street, St. John's||184||19||Charles Dawe (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SINCLAIR, James Eldon||St. John's||881||20||James G. Sinclair (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|SMITH, Andrew||Old Shop, Trinity District||4386||18||James Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, James||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5639||19||Thomas Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RODGERS, Thomas Edward||42 Barter's Hill, St. John's||394||25||Rose Rodgers (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.|
|FITZGERALD, J.H.W.||n/a||Dental surgeon||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GEORGE, Albert||Brazils Field, St. John's||2796||18||Pleman George (p)||Truckman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTTON, Charles||Silver Fox Island, Bonavista District||5185||22||John Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BRENTON, Albert||Burin, Burin District||3874||18||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 9, 1919|
|SIMMS, Joshua||Richards Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3503||20||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEAN, Kenneth Wayne||Botwood, Twillingate District||0-41 - 8214||52||Lucinda Dean (s)||Head millwright||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TOUCHINGS, Arthur||Pass Island, Fortune District||5202||19||John Touchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|COLES, John D.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4203||18||Samuel Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Raymond||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||5501||20||Debra Hewlett (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Victor G.||35 Southside Road, St. John's||111||20||George Taylor (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No||Note: Name is George Victor Taylor according to other documentation|
|BUTLER, John||Bauline, St. John's East District||5811||25||Matthew Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|MORRISSEY, Thomas Patrick||7 Cummings Street, St. John's||211||22||Patrick Morrissey (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Thomas||Renews, Ferryland District||4542||24||Thomas McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Nicholas Joseph||St. John's||1767||18||Helena Doheney (o)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CURTIS, Archibald||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2449||24||Mrs. James Curtis (of George) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Henry Archibald Curtis.|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAULK, Garland||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4208||19||Jesse Chaulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|