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|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPRY, Herbert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||275||21||William Parsons (o)||Shoemaker||1914||No||No|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKAY, Walter||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4105||18||Herbert Mackay (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 2, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Harold||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5213||19||Philip Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SPRY, Martin||39 Casey Street, St. John's||4392||18||Edward Spry (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REILLY, Peter||Corbin, Burin District||2902||20||Mrs. Patrick Reilly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, James||St. John's||1432||23||Agnes Wheeler (p)||Coal miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|LARNER, George Thomas||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1010||25||Mrs. George Larner (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|FENNELL, Louis M.||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||1985||19||Thomas Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|REID, Elijah||Dildo, Trinity District||5024||31||John Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||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|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WICKS, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5482||21||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, William||Burin, Burin District||5589||20||Albert Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Nathaniel||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5276||21||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HILLIER, Robert||New Harbour, Trinity District||1558||21||Robert Hillier (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, James||20 Georges Street, St. John's||2087||18||Peter Kent (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Ambrose||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2946||22||Adam Wheeler (p)||Harness maker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMEN, Richard Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||3037||19||Benjamin Hamen (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 25, 1921|
|WINTER, John A.||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4091||21||William Winter (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOZE, John||5162||5162||21||Charles Cooze (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||5993||21||Agnes Young (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, James||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3523||22||Noah Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Richard||Millertown, Twillingate District||2637||40||William Peddle (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 5, 1916|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|GOSSE, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4584||20||George Gosse (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COFFIN, Joseph||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5987||24||George Coffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Ross||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3786||18||Charles Strong (o)||Mechanic||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 16, 1918||Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.|