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|
|HANN, William S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1830||18||Isaiah Hann (p)||Disaster man||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MUTFORD, Albert John||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2466||21||Isaac Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KENDALL, Edward W.||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3110||18||William R. Kendall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ADAMS, Herbert Otto||St. John's||1770||18||Thomas Daniel Adams (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MILLER, Benjamin||27 Young Street, St. John's||300||19||Deborah Nash (p)||Moulder||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|VOKEY, Philip||Dildo, Trinity District||2240||22||Mary Ann Vokey (p)||Policeman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|SHORT, James||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||1086||22||Louisa Russell (nee Short)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KAVANAGH, John James||Fox Cove, Burin District||2953||24||John Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Previously transcribed as Kavanaugh|
|BAKER, George||Clarenville, Trinity District||1439||22||Caleb Baker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|COLLINS, Martin Bertram||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||913||19||Mrs. Michael Joseph Collins (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|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.|
|EMBERLY, George||English Harbour East, Fortune District||2994||22||Patrick Emberly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 8, 1917|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|FARRELL, Patrick Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3044||18||Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 2, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|LAWRENCE, William George||Garnish, Fortune District||1717||21||Rebecca (Lawrence) Anstey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|MOORES, Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2219||19||John Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|COISH, William Clyde||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||3200||18||William Coish (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||See also #3202 for a misfiled document|
|GILLINGHAM, Charles||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1445||20||John Samuel Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|ATTWOOD, George||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1525||20||Helen Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, September 25, 1917||POW Date: 1917 See service #1482 for further information relating to the circumstances of this soldier's death.|
|DORAN, John||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2660||18||Isabel Doran (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|ORGAN, John||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3046||19||Maggie Long (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|GILLAM, Charles||Jeffreys, St. George District||3148||18||Charles Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|COLLINS, Leo James||16 Balsam Street, St. John's||2952||18||James Collins (p)||Expressman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|BLANDFORD, George||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3237||23||Emma Blandford (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|FORD, Elias||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2709||22||William Ford (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Sunday, September 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|FOALEY, Dominic||Moscow, Russia||3272||28||Stanisloff Foaley (o)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 23, 1917|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||2341||22||Walter Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|RICE, Frederick Bennett||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3181||21||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, August 19, 1917|
|STOODLEY, Lyman George||Grand Bank, Burin District||2160||19||Thomas Stoodley (p)||Bookkeeper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|PARSONS, Pierce||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3425||21||Johnathan Parsons (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|SHERWIN, Samuel||Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom||3206||26||Samuel Sherwin (p)||Butler||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|SIMMS, John Henry||Fogo, Fogo District||88||22||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|SHARP, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2417||20||George Sharp (p)||Railroad work||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sharpe.|
|GREEN, Albert James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||2813||20||Mrs. Ambrose Green (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|WOOLFREY, Lewis||Horwood, Fogo District||2707||22||Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|REID, Allan||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2419||19||Stephen Reid Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SMITH, Donald||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||3449||21||Rhody Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|