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|
|TRACEY, Martin||Water Street, St. John's||8253||42||Hannah Tracey (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STANFIELD, Samuel||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5126||23||Robert Stanfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BULGER, Patrick||Flatrock, Carbonear District||5770||19||James Bulger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Charles Edward||George V Institute, St. John's||0-307 - 171||27||Clara J. White (o)||Purse||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, James||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||5408||20||Elizabeth Doyle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|LAYTE, Lewis||Fogo, Fogo District||5428||20||John Layte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Laite, Lane, Leyte|
|PATERSON, Lamont||Queens Road, St. John's||0-7||Mrs. L. Patterson (p)||1914||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|EDDY, Ernest||Lady Cove, Bonavista Bay||3251||18||Mary Sharpe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|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|
|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|
|BATSTONE, Alfred||English Harbour, Trinity District||4734||21||Richard Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Batson|
|CARPENTER, John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4861||20||Thomas Carpenter (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip||No information||3323||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Discharged, under age.|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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|
|LITTLE, Eli||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5452||22||Thomas Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Edmund||Dildo, Trinity District||2187||21||Mrs. Herbert Pretty (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Charles||48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||594||28||Mrs. Hammond (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEAN, William||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4586||20||John Dean (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FROST, Charles Sydney||51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada||0-123 - 58||21||Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No||Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANNING, Thomas||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||4437||18||William Manning (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|LACEY, Edward||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5667||18||James Lacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLAKE, James John||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4023||19||William Blake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|