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|
|SMITH, Aaron||Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District||5637||20||John Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Hayward Ebenezer||24 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2823||18||Thomas Pike (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ARNAUD, John B||Bannerman House, Circular Road, St. John's||4418||23||Constance Arnaud (p)||Banker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NANGLE, Thomas||0-20||Priest||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, J. J.||No information||0-145||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|BUGDEN, Cyril W.||Britannia, Trinity District||4065||18||Walter Bugden (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||486||24||John White (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MOOTREY, Robert Hedley.||22B Springdale Street, St. John's||4469||22||Robert Mootrey Sr. (p)||Expressman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Stephen||63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4209||21||Ellen Constantine (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Isaac||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4772||22||Reuben Hynes (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|MURPHY, John||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5246||23||John Murphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, Herbert Otto||St. John's||1770||18||Thomas Daniel Adams (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|TOBIN, Thomas||118 Water Street. St. John's||3245||24||Norah Tobin (o)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2528||19||Mrs. W.J. Richards (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Discrepancy in mother's name: Betsey Guy or Mrs. W.J. Richards.|
|ONEIL, John Joseph||49 Angel Place, St. John's||704||29||Clara O'Neil (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Richard F.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8405||19||William Parsons (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYE, Walter||Cape Charles, Labrador||2254||18||Ephraem Pye (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||627||24||Mrs. John Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FARRELL, James||Fogo, Fogo District||6206||19||Pierce Farrell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, William John||39 Young Street, St. John's||376||20||Mr. Neville (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALSH, Vincent S.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1958||20||James Walsh (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|MITCHELL, Parmenas James||Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4251||20||Henry Mitchell (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No||variant spelling of name - Permanus|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank||St. George, St. George District||2296||20||Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.|
|DELANEY, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3878||20||William Delaney (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|CUFF, William John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3885||19||Gideon Cuff (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Frank||Battery Road, St. John's||405||20||Thomas Snelgrove (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, John||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||3884||29||Susanna Badcock (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|STURGE, Esau||Brookfield, Bonavista District||6238||21||Victoria Sturge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AUCHINLECK, James||121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8375||19||Jane Auchinleck (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|