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|
|KNOTT, William||Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3923||19||Robert Knott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RODWAY, Alfred E.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5928||20||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JEWER, William||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5398||23||Thomas Jewer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURRAN, Eugene||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8488||18||John Curran||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PARSONS, Archibald||Codroy, St. George District||5836||18||Ambrose Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|HYNES, Alphonsus||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1941||18||Benson Hynes (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Robert N.||Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6045||22||Robert Harris (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Reginald||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3904||18||Charles Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|CHAMBERS, Absalom||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||6068||23||William Chambers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|MOLLOY, Thomas||166 New Gower Street, St. John's||4032||18||Thomas Molloy (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, William J.||Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5401||24||Selina Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, Eli||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5452||22||Thomas Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Maurice||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3636||18||Esau Gillingham (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FLIGHT, Adam||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||5329||19||Richard Flight (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Edmund||Dildo, Trinity District||2187||21||Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, Ephram||Springdale, Twillingate District||8191||27||Bertha Hull (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Ephraim Hall.|
|SPARKS, Martin||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5497||21||Martin Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|QUINLAN, Michael||Rossiter's Lane, St. John's||3304||31||Annie Hearn (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Identified on gravestone (Mount Carmel Cemetery) as Michael Looney Quinlan.|
|LEDREW, George C.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4865||18||Henry LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORTUNE, Edward||Jeffreys, St. George District||2535||18||Mrs. Jeremiah Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2763||Charles Pardy (p)||1916||No||No||See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ENNIS, Lewis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3616||20||John Jos. Ennis (p)||Tradesman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4315||18||Thomas O'Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDEN, John Joseph||St. John's||1557||19||Anne Madden (p)||Messenger||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Gordon||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4389||19||Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Kenneth||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8310||18||John C. Sheppard (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|WARREN, Herbert G.||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4765||22||Thomas Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Thomas||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||8509||21||Fanny Brenton (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||5100||18||Albert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|