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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|GOLDSTONE, Harris||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5396||21||Israel Goldstone (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAINSBURY, Peter||Newtown, Bonavista District||5572||21||Paul Sainsbury (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Hollie||Cottrells Cove, Twillingate District||3847||20||William White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|FIELDS, Charles.||Cooks Harbour, St. Barbe District||3267||35||Mrs. Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|MURPHY, Martin||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||3655||22||Martha Murphy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BUTLER, George||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||457||21||Evelina Butler (s)||Tailor||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Albert||249 Water Street West, St. John's||2345||18||Robert Andrews (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, William||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||6196||21||Marcella Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||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|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|MUNN, William Lionel Garth||26 Gower Street, St. John's||0-56 - 1924||17||William A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||I|
|HEWLETT, Raymond||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||5501||20||Debra Hewlett (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORWARD, Mark||Carbonear Island, Carbonear District||4750||18||Harry Forward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Martin||Marystown, Burin District||1798||18||John Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|LANNON, William Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1519||19||Johanna Lannon (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 18, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MCCARTHY, Thomas||Renews, Ferryland District||4542||24||Thomas McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Ernest||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4462||20||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Richard||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4537||20||Annie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 27, 1919|
|HOWELL, Nathan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4853||26||Thomas Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MANUEL, Ford||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8234||40||Mahalia Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|GREEN, Frank||Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom||3061||26||Mrs. Frank Green (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5463||19||Ambrose Burt (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SULEY, Bertram||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5184||21||John Suley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROLF, Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5643||21||George Rolf (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Frederick||Moretons Harbour, Western Head, Twillingate District||3145||25||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, Henry||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2792||20||Mrs. Samuel Garland (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WICKS, Frederick||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5502||23||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 18, 1918|
|GREENHAM, Allen||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4205||18||William Greenham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|PIKE, Frank P.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4480||26||Annie Pike (p)||Manager, lumber||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEATON, William||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8248||36||Bridget Beaton (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|KENNY, William P.||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||5736||21||Robert Kenny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRAY, James John||Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-261 - 1324||24||Mrs. Gray (p)||Bank manager||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|