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|
|LODER, Thomas E.||No information||0-14||Clergyman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|MCLEOD, Ernest Frederick||149 Gower Street, St. John's||24||20||Neil Charles McLeod (o)||Coachman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|
|RODGERS, Simeon George||Sibleys Cove, Trinity District||5328||19||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SCAMMELL, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5686||24||Arthur Scammell (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, William||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||8468||22||John Quirk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDING, Herbert||Brazils Field, St. John's||353||30||Elizabeth Harding (s)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|COOK, Henry William||Outer Cove Road, St. John's||483||19||Mr. Cook (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CLARKE, Joseph||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3857||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STOYLES, Patrick J.||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5219||21||Michael Stoyles (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Allan W.||Exploits, Twillingate District||2722||23||Ephraim Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|JANES, Howard Leroy||52 Leslie Street, St. John's||2914||20||W.J. Janes (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|WALSH, Timothy||Catalina, Trinity District||3933||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLFORD, George||45 New Gower Street, St. John's||16||23||Richard Colford (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, Harold G.||0-243||Mark Chaplin||Doctor||1916||Yes||No||Monday, June 5, 1916||Correspondence; Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; not attached to Newfoundland Regiment;Royal Naval Reserve attached to Royal Navy vessel HMS Hampshire (lost 5 June 1916)|
|SULLIVAN, John Thomas||St. John's||769||22||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, John James||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2477||18||Mrs. James Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, James||Keels, Bonavista District||1465||25||Eliza Moss (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bertram C.||Flat Island, Burin District||1840||22||Sarah Parsons (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|CRANFORD, Walter||New Harbour, Trinity District||8005||22||Charles Cranford (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|HUSSEY, Thomas B.||Kenmount Road, St. John's||8501||33||John Hussey (p)||Filer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLANDFORD, George||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3237||23||Emma Blandford (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, William||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3028||20||Michael Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Edward||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5727||19||George Tilley (p)||Engine man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYRE, Edward Alphonses||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1009||19||Selina Ayre (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEEPING, Mack||Fortune, Burin District||3299||19||Mary Keeping (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RANKIN, Eric B.||51 Longs Hill, St. John's||4474||22||Catherine Rankin (p)||Banker||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|KENDELL, Nathaniel||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5571||19||Edward Kendell (p)||Enginner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.|
|BEAZLEY, John||Mud Cove, Burin District||3718||19||George Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Simeon Toop||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2767||24||Samuel Penney (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 16, 1917|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|HUMBY, John||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||5001||22||William Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|QUINTON, Frederick||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3622||18||James Quinton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph H.||Norris Arm, Gander Bay||5766||20||John Snow||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|