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 email@example.com 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|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|MCWHORTER [MCWHIRTER], George William||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||846||19||Mrs. Henry McWhorter (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in name: Recruit signed with an X; his brother, Hugh McWhirter, # 902, is recorded in CWGC as McWhirter.|
|ADAMS, John F||King's Point, Twillingate District||3894||22||Esau Adams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|ROBERTSON, Cyril Graham||St. John's||1537||25||Lucy Robertson (p)||Baker||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|VIGUERS, Clifford||Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||8472||18||William Viguers (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; variant spelling of name: Viquers.|
|STARKS, Edward||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2559||19||Hezekiah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Starkes.|
|JARVIS, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4135||19||Eli Jarvis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CREWE, William||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5281||24||Benaiah Crewe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|BURDEN, John||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3977||19||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||File is out of numerical order on reel; follows Service # 3978.|
|KING, George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||6262||20||Harriett King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Edward||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5203||18||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORAN, Hugh James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3602||22||James Moran (p)||Motorman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 16, 1919|
|WHITE, James||Catalina, Trinity District||4079||22||Sarah Jane (William) Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Albert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3771||22||Alfred Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert Cooper; John Cooper; G. Cooper; Herbert Cooper.|
|SCAMMELL, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5686||24||Arthur Scammell (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIELD, Larry||4 Dalys Lane, St. John's||153||20||John F. Field (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Bernard John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8244||20||Denis Dobbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, John G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6148||19||James Phillips (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALVER, Louis||162 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4246||18||John Calver (p)||Book keeper||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JANES, Howard Leroy||52 Leslie Street, St. John's||2914||20||W.J. Janes (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Archibald H.||Goulds St. John's West District||8408||22||Alfred Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||2670||18||George Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|KENT, William||34 Spencer Street, St. John's||8413||32||Elizabeth Kent (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Wilfred John||Golf Avenue, St. John's||217||19||John Robert Rose (p)||Candy maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|FREEBAIRN, Charles A.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||2811||19||Dr. Robert Freebairn (p)||1916||No||No||File missing.|
|STONE, Harry Joseph||Main Street, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2755||18||William Stone (p)||Mechanic||1916||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Eric Shannon||274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||616||22||Alfred Martin (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Andrew||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8479||42||Agnes Martin (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONNORS, James Patrick||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||209||21||Patrick Connors (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Elijah||Dildo, Trinity District||5024||31||John Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Albert John||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2466||21||Isaac Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WAUGH, James Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1531||20||Edward Waugh (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Garland||English Harbour, Trinity District||3438||20||Francis Penny (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael J.||Renews, Ferryland District||8394||22||Labourer||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HUMBY, Henry||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4517||21||James Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WICKS, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5482||21||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|