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|
|HYNES, William||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||4677||23||Andrew Hynes (o)||Street car conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|CHAFE, Samuel||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5293||24||Daniel Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODS, John S.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2146||20||S. Woods (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLINGHAM, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1253||20||Deliah Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Frank||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||5378||19||Charles Cull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAPP, James D.||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4962||24||William Tapp (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|THOMS, Jeremiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4626||24||John Thoms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frank Yates||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2483||21||Peter Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||1533||19||John Hussey (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|PITMAN, Richard||Lamaline, Burin District||400||26||Elizabeth Walters (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Previously transcribed as Pittman|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Cyril Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3231||18||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, Edward||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1588||20||Rose (West) Shelley (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CALDWELL, William F.||183 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4415||27||Harriett Caldwell (p)||Accountant||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|COADY, Patrick||Burin, Burin District||4769||25||John Coady (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAGGS, Edwin Hudson||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3057||20||Phoebe Jane Baggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||39||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|MAJOR, John Thomas||Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3493||19||George Major (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 7, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|GUY, Mark||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1271||20||James Guy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLON, Stewart F.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4202||18||Samuel Wellon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DONNELLY, William||St. John's||2162||19||William Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MOYLES, Edgar||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1425||21||Ernest Moyles (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Simeon||Muddy Hole, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6040||22||David Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, John||St. John's||1291||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Alex||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4832||26||Mrs. Thomas Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Patrick||St. Albans, Fortune District||6232||21||William Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also #6229, Lawrence Collier.|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|