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|
|WAY, William||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3448||19||James Way (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MUDFORD, Bennett||Cottles Island, Twillingate District||2521||24||Mark Mudford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variation in name: Mutford|
|TURNER, Ernest||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||4737||19||James Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Willis Sebert||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2085||18||John Spurrell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEARHAM - WAREHAM, Roland||Shoe Cove, Twillingate District||4043||19||Elsie Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wareham Microfilmed file includes two unrelated files: WASS Ruth Edna, Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 18838-R-8 (10 pages) and BUTLER George William 3rd Reserve Royal Warwickshire Regiment 28732 (29 pages). Content was not included in Wearham's scanned file.|
|ROMAINE, Harold||Port au Port, St. George District||2169||23||Mrs. John Romaine (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|TURNER, Frank C.||New Branches, Southside Road, St. John's||2653||19||G.E. Turner (p)||Engineering||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Thomas||Turnip Cove, Fortune District||6076||20||Sarah J. Clems (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CASHIN, Gregory||Gambo, Bonavista District||4918||22||Richard Cashin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARCH, Hugh||Campbells Creek, St. George District||4874||18||Sarah March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Marsh.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||15 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-126 - 2092||22||John Noseworthy (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Frederick||Kettle Cove, Twillingate District||4155||20||George Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STANFIELD, Samuel||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5126||23||Robert Stanfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.|
|SEWARD, Fred T.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4982||20||James Walsh (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 12, 1919||Variant spelling of name - Seaward.|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|WAREHAM, Walter Bennett||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2907||24||James Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BULGER, Patrick||Flatrock, Carbonear District||5770||19||James Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOSTER, Sidney||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5147||19||James Foster (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RODGERS, Joseph||Barnes Place, St. John's||5871||22||Bridget Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Robert||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8066||45||Emily Pike (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James Michael||St. John's||1112||19||Ellen Knight (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Albert||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2348||18||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARL, Herman||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6119||19||Joseph Earl (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Hemen or Hemon.|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2682||19||Naomi Martin (p)||Shoe maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PHELAN, James||77 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2420||18||James Phelan (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2231||19||Jabez Smith (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|CLARKE, Grant||St. John's||1502||19||Mrs. William Clarke (p)||Messenger||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLOWAY, Arthur||Newport, Bonavista District||6142||25||Thomas Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frederick Charles||Trinity, Trinity District||1342||26||Caroline Somerton (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 25, 1915|
|SQUIRES, William Charles||Blackhead Road, St. John's||2804||28||Benjamin Squires (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Isaac||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||5538||23||Johnathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|WALSH, Michael||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5612||20||Joseph Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Arthur J.||Jeffreys, St. George District||3014||18||Edward Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BAGGS, George||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||3919||21||Moses Baggs (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|