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|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||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|
|PARKINSON, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8342||41||Gertrude Parkinson (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAINES, Albert||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1110||20||Rosanne Haines (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, James J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||918||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|BARTER, Alexander||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1563||22||George Andrew Barter (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, William||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3028||20||Michael Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|DAWSON, Augustus||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1340||20||Margaret Dawson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLS [HAWSE], Joseph||Lewis [Lewin's] Cove, Burin District||5574||19||William Halls [Hawse] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers completed as Joseph Halls, Lewis Cove, Burin; family name is Hawse; community is Loons [later Lewin's] Cove. Variant spelling of name: Hawes|
|WATKINS, Robert James||Botwood, Twillingate District||1426||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|PENNEY, Simeon Toop||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2767||24||Samuel Penney (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 16, 1917|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|TAYLOR, Albert William||Change Island, Fogo District||5954||21||Benjamin Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PENNEY, Thomas William||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4247||22||Mark Penny (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPEARNS, Alfred||24 Colonial Street, St. John's||4598||18||Annie Spearns (p)||Packer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAYO, Bertram||Foots Cove, Burin District||5590||19||Joseph Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLLETT, James||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8455||19||Henry Follett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Frazer Wilson||Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3043||18||Robert Janes||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Elias||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2874||19||Tobias Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MADDEN, Sylvester||216 Water Street, St. John's||149||19||Ann Madden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLAKE, John||Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3957||21||Miss T[?] Blake (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Jessie||Horwood, Fogo District||4196||27||Anna M. Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Charles||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||4936||24||Hannah George (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1085||21||Elizabeth Goodyear (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Joseph||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||3478||20||Mrs. George Hannam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|GLEESON, Joseph||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||8151||31||Emma Gleeson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Gleeson; variant spelling Gleason|