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|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Edward||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1588||20||Rose (West) Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BRIEN, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5758||22||Martin Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6152||23||Charles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918|
|NEWMAN, Leonard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5981||26||Samuel Newman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROGERS, James||40 Breen Street, St. John's||4194||18||Edward Rogers (p)||Shell maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VAVASOUR, Samuel||39 Plymouth Road, St. John's||4658||19||Thomas Vavasour (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Martin||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4721||21||Edward Butler (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COUSINS, Joseph||Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district||5080||19||Thomas Cousins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROKE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||653||20||Edward Croke (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES, John||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3250||18||Arthur Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|MCCORMACK, James||Southside Road, St. John's||n/a||16||Bugler||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, John||Middle Brook, Bonavista District||6123||19||George Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Michael Patrick||St. John's||805||24||John J. Murphy (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|STRICKLAND, Eric||4 Brine Street, St. John's||5055||19||Kenneth Strickland (p)||Candy maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|