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|
|MOORE, John Francis||176 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2778||20||Joseph Moore (p)||Train fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|BENNETT, Albert||Stephenville, St. George District||5698||19||Luke Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Arthur Bennett|
|SLADE, John||Millertown, Twillingate District||8079||27||Amelia Slade (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|RYAN, Herbert||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4842||30||Mrs. James Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GUY, Mark||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1271||20||James Guy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BANNISTER, Philip||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4512||21||Charles Bannister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Chesley James||Elliston, Trinity District||893||20||Mr. Gough (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WRIGHT, George Henry||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2131||33||Mrs. Wright (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Martin||English Cove, Harbour Main District||4564||20||Henry Poole (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, John||St. John's||1291||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Rendell||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3798||18||Alexander Roberts (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Pleasant Street, St. John's||4238||26||Theresa Walsh (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo James||16 Balsam Street, St. John's||2952||18||James Collins (p)||Expressman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|LODGE, Samuel Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||165||23||Grace Lodge (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 1, 1915|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOLDING, Sylvester||Gambo, Bonavista District||1487||20||Helen Golding (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Goulding|
|BUNGAY, Joseph||Newtown, Bonavista District||4272||20||Samuel Bungay (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Harold||Golf Avenue, St. John's||5028||27||William Gillingham (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|STRATHIE, Harry Groves||Bonavista, Bonavista District||494||22||Ronald Strachie (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HARVEY, Nathaniel||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||4159||20||William Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 25, 1920||Date of Death: 25 September, 1920. CWGC.|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|CAVE, Henry John||Fox Head, Change Islands, Fogo District||4394||22||William Cave (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|HORWOOD, Henry||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3694||22||George Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Killed 20 October, 1918.|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|