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|
|SIMMS, Charlie||Fogo, Fogo District||5299||21||Frederick Simms (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|TOBIN, Thomas||Main River, St. George District||6034||24||William Tobin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|WINDSOR, Stanley Charles||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||301||21||Henry Windsor (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SCAMMELL, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5686||24||Arthur Scammell (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Joseph||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3857||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, George||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||4751||19||Richard Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|UDLE, Albert / Robert||57 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1990||22||James Udle (o)||Expressman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert|
|JANES, Howard Leroy||52 Leslie Street, St. John's||2914||20||W.J. Janes (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Timothy||Catalina, Trinity District||3933||19||Bridget Walsh (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|FRAMPTON, George||Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||3766||31||William Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLTON, Cyril B||Water Street West, St. John's||4402||18||Sarah Colton (p)||Gas Works worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|CRANFORD, Walter||New Harbour, Trinity District||8005||22||Charles Cranford (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULEY, Ambrose||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3610||20||John Suley (p)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Sulley|
|HUSSEY, Thomas B.||Kenmount Road, St. John's||8501||33||John Hussey (p)||Filer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, Fletcher||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3017||20||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KENDELL, Nathaniel||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5571||19||Edward Kendell (p)||Enginner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.|
|BRADBURY, Edgar James||158 Gower Street, St. John's||2781||35||Rose Bradbury (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BANFIELD, Albert W.||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1687||22||Samuel Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Joseph||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5167||27||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3485||24||Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman|
|OLDFORD, William||Salvage, Bonavista District||5160||22||James Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, William J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2372||18||Charles Kearley (p)||Postmaster||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|PAUL, Frank||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4667||20||John Paul (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOYLES, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8169||27||Eveline Moyles (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Joshua Charles||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3108||21||Naomi H. Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ATTWOOD, Walter G.||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5484||21||Elias Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|