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|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|DAY, Cyril||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4397||20||James Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel||River, St. George District||3339||18||Dugald Gillis (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Michael Thomas||49 Kings Road, St. John's||2749||18||Mrs. Michael Manning (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Baxter||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5519||20||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Edward||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3892||18||Aubrey Greene (o)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Marystown, Burin District||6100||24||Edward Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, Walter Tucker||146 Gower Street, St. John's||3020||22||Fanny B. Joyce (p)||Book keeper||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARDY, John R. [Richard]||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2788||John Pardy||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Unfit for service; Discrepancy in name: Attestation signed Hardy; Ledger completed as Pardy|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Frederick Alexander||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2149||20||G.P. Janes||Dental student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Ernest||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2654||18||Robert Oldford (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Harry||McNeil Street, St. John's||3207||18||James Young (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|BURTON, Samuel||Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||2355||19||William Henry Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Edward||Curling, St. George District||5409||20||Edward George (p)||FIsherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|
|MALLAM, Allan Wright||Hearts Content, Trinity District||413||27||Mrs. Mallam (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, James||29 Brine Street, St. John's||98||21||John Cooper (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRONG, Aaron||Harcourt, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2642||23||Moses Strong (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GLYNN, Matthew||77 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8052||31||Frank Glynn (p)||Harness maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||44 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2222||18||Michael Smith (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGAR, John||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2640||20||Mrs. John Edgar (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REDDY, Thomas||120 Water Street, St. John's||4703||21||Michael Reddy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|WADE, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4709||22||Michael Wade (p)||Conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Allan||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||4731||19||Parmenas Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Samuel||Botwood, Twillingate District||8452||43||Annie Elliott (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADUS, Frank||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5258||26||William Meadus (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Fred||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5540||25||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||128 George Street, St. John's||578||19||Edward Collins (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANGEL, Heber||130 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2453||19||John Angel (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|