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|
|BATSTONE, Alfred||English Harbour, Trinity District||4734||21||Richard Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Batson|
|COLLINS, Reginald||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3954||Alexander Collins (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|LYNCH, Thomas Joseph||18 Carew Street, St. John's||3218||18||Patrick Lynch (p)||Baker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEARIN, Doyle||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4299||18||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CRUMMEY, Richard Joseph||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2965||55||William Crummey (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4425||18||Samuel Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4854||19||Azariah Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RUSSELL, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4764||19||Mrs. S. Russell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPEARNS, Alfred||24 Colonial Street, St. John's||4598||18||Annie Spearns (p)||Packer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, Bertram||Foots Cove, Burin District||5590||19||Joseph Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||6074||18||Edward Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, William||Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2353||21||Mrs. Charles Wattion (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|BRACE, James Joseph||St. John's||969||33||Mary Brace (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74.|
|THOMSON, John Murray||Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom||2139||39||Mrs. Thomson (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLLETT, James||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8455||19||Henry Follett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Elias||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2874||19||Tobias Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MERCER, Richard||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4570||24||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Moses J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2441||18||Nathaniel Osbourne (p)||Railway hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Alphaeus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5911||19||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BONNER, Alfred F||Hearts Content, Trinity District||868||21||George Bonner||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|DUDER, Charles Robert||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||668||22||William Henry Duder (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MALONE, Edward||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4600||30||Miss G. Malone (o)||Master pilot||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4824||26||Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GLEESON, Joseph||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||8151||31||Emma Gleeson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Gleeson; variant spelling Gleason|
|MOULAND, Ronald||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8264||20||Rita Mouland (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Robie||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||n/a||17||Drummer (formerly druggist)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.|
|ELKINS, Frederick||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||6151||20||Jeremiah Elkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FILLIAR (FILLIER), Donald.||5 Barron Street, St. John's||1260||18||Emily Filliar (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - gravestone at Belvedere Cemetery states Fillier.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1190||22||Joseph Noseworthy (p)||1915||No||No|
|WELLS, Raymond Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2889||24||Robert James Wells (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5913||20||Joseph Lockyer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAW, William James||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4278||23||John Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, William||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||6098||20||John Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RODGERS, John||French Beach, Fogo District||2437||22||John Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|KING, Benjamin Louis||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||4093||Phoebe Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|COOK, Hector Henry||White Hills, St. John's||1968||21||Henry Cook (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||Conne River, Fortune District||3765||19||John McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKE, David||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3025||21||Patrick Drake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur 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.|