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|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GALLOWAY, Bernard||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4596||20||Mary Galoway (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLS, Thomas||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4820||26||Mrs. George Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Leonard||Circular Road, St. John's||4385||18||Sir W.D. Reid (p)||1918||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Michael||6 Convent Square, St. John's||3234||20||Emma McGrath (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 193|
|HIPDITCH, James||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5968||22||David Hipditch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, John William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5804||24||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REGULAR, Dorman||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||5629||23||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Albert||Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district||5530||21||Albert Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHANCEY, George Wilbur||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||78||26||William Chancey (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, Edward||37 Flower Hill, St. John's||3645||29||Mary Rendell (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKE, Charles Cunningham||114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns||0-268 - 60||21||William Oke (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|DAY, Charles||Franklin Avenue, St. John's||2999||19||Phoebe Day (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|GILLINGHAM, Walter||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4212||20||James Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3314||19||Jessie (John) Crocker (p)||Millwright||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frederick Robert||Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's||2819||28||A.A. Parsons (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PENNEY, Thomas William||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4247||22||Mark Penny (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||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|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Frazer Wilson||Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3043||18||Robert Janes||Fisherman||1916||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.|
|MADDEN, Sylvester||216 Water Street, St. John's||149||19||Ann Madden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Jessie||Horwood, Fogo District||4196||27||Anna M. Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Charles||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||4936||24||Hannah George (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||1085||21||Elizabeth Goodyear (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|MURPHY, Bernard||Catalina, Trinity District||530||26||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULAND, Ronald||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8264||20||Rita Mouland (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4089||17||Maggie Thomey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|