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|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph||St. John's||873||22||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, John Lawrence||103 Signal Hill, St. John's||1227||19||Robert John Murphy (p)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MOORES, James||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2028||22||Julia Ann Moores (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, William J.||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3657||18||Patrick Kelly (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William R.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4103||18||18||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOVE, Stanley||Chance Harbour, Twillingate District||4173||21||John Dove (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTERFACE, Frederick||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5494||19||Joseph Matterface (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Mutterface|
|MASON, Peter||Catalina, Trinity District||5751||19||Peter Mason (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|STICKLAND, Philip||Pass Island, Fortune District||2744||27||Margaret Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROSSMAN, William Bartlett||St. John's||1300||20||Mr. Crossman (p)||Railway clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALE, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||4869||20||Daniel Gale (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAKE, John Thomas||Marystown, Burin District||2937||23||George Brake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Nicholas John||Carmanville, Fogo District||4201||28||Stanley George Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Jacob||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||5809||23||Edward Kennedy (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5777||20||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Stanley||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5491||21||Henry Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLEY, Nicholas||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4767||20||Andrew Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWELL, Garland||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2816||18||James Powell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|MALONEY, James||Sweet Bay, Bonavista District||5910||19||John Maloney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAMSON, Lewis||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5179||24||William Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4063||21||William King (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|HEFFORD, John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1575||21||William Hefford (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 4250 for misfiled document|
|DAWE, Samuel||170 Water Street, St. John's||3224||22||Samuel Dawe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENDER, Harry||60 Charles Street, St. John's||4635||21||James Pender (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADORE, George Albert||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1458||21||Alfred Madore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ELLSWORTH, John||Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4308||29||Charles Ellsworth (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Albert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4426||18||Abram Parsons (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|HIGGINS, Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||1670||19||Thomas Higgins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Edward||82 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2857 & 2862||47||Mary Russell (s)||Painter||1916||No||No||#2857 on attestation form; # 2862 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2862|
|ENGLAND, James R.||4 Bond Street, St. John's||8041||42||Katherine England (s)||Mill man||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLETT, Philip||Exploits, Twillingate District||1697||20||Walter Gillett (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 20, 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LOADER, Frederick||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5620||24||Levi Loader (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Loder.|
|HYNES, Lawrence||Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District||8015||27||Martina Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|