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|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MATE, Joseph||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3608||21||Mary (Henry) Mate (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYDER, Donald||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3689||21||Frederick Ryder (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Caywood||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8247||19||Albert Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|COOPER, Ephraim||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||4056||23||William Cooper (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Arthur James||18 Kings Road, St. John's||204||19||James Rendell (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEARLEY, Eber||Blaketown, Trinity District||1450||20||Charles Kearley (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURPHY, James Francis||St. John's||1037||20||Ann Murphy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BRETT, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6072||18||Walter Brett (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Adolphus D.||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||5070||23||Edgar Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|YETMAN, David||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6251||25||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHALK, Job||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8462||26||Job Chalk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Chaulk.|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORWARD, Norman||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2067||19||Obidiah Norman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|ROSS, Charles Augustus||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3248||19||Thomas Ross (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHELAN, James||Horse Cove Line, St. John's||3560||18||Priscilla (James) Whelan (p)||Wood cutter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Includes Whelen as a variant spelling|
|MCCARTHY, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5587||20||James McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARROLL, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||3042||20||Elizabeth Carroll (p)||Painter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Philip||Catalina, Trinity District||3728||29||Charles Hynes (p)||Seaman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name; attestation papers completed as Hynes; Family name and grave stone states Haynes; documents completed as both Hynes and Haynes|
|JERRETT, Isaac||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||6121||23||John Jerrett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CURTIS, James F.||Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3406||19||George Curtis (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, George W.||17 Brazils Square, St. John's||5020||23||James Martin (o)||Banker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, James William||31 Duckworth Street, St. John's||529||22||Edward Moore (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8465||19||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5717||20||Martin Connors (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|LYVER, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||3644||19||Frank Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Laurence||Summer Street, St. John's||4684||23||Frederick Oakley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|LEGROW, Frederick||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||9||19||John Legrow (p)||Apprentice||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PENNY, John||Cannings Cove, Bonavista District||6178||25||James Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Archibald A.||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8268||24||Helen Janes (s)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WILKINS, Alexander||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5181||21||Isaac Wilkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IRVINE, James Main.||78 Circular Road, St. John's||0-42 - 49||23||James Irvine (p)||Butcher||1914||No||No|
|RING, Thomas J.||33 Mullock Street, St. John's||2364||19||Martin Ring (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BISHOP, Edward C.||Catalina, Trinity District||8141||34||Emma Bishop (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Francis C.||St. John's||1006||19||Susan Payne (p)||Train agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Friday, March 5, 1920||Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, George Reuben||Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay||2024||22||Charles Poole (o)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No||I|
|SNOW, Stanley||Great Burin, Burin District||4026||18||Mrs. Ernest Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WINTERS, William John||Paul Island, Labrador||1852||23||Edward Winters||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|