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|
|SEALEY, Frederick||Dock, Bareneed, Port de Grave District||3257||19||Mrs. John Sealey (o)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WARFORD, Garland||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||964||21||Mrs. William Warford (m)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FREAKE, James||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1611||21||Henry Freake (p)||Railroad conductor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELLIOTT, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1786||18||Samuel Elliott (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LYONS, Allan||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1222||20||James Lyons (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DEWEY, Joseph||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3587||19||Francis Dewey (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|LUSCOMBE, Herbert||9 British Square, St. John's||1978||20||Andrew Luscombe (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FLANNIGAN, David||Roundabout, Burin District||3238||18||Gregory Flannigan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Saturday, May 4, 1918||POW Date: 1918|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|HOWARD, James John||52 Colonial Street, St. John's||560||22||Patrick and Johanna Howard (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Westport, St. Barbe District||4020||23||Elizabeth Pitman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WHELAN, James||Horse Cove Line, St. John's||3560||18||Priscilla (James) Whelan (p)||Wood cutter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Includes Whelen as a variant spelling|
|GILL, Arthur||Sallys Cove, St. Barbe District||3166||21||Susanna Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|JOY, Edward||18 Lyon Square, St. John's||502||21||Mr. Joy (p)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|SHORTALL, Leo||141 Gower Street, St. John's||1940||18||William Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included ; See also Regt. #0-78 -395 for misfiled documents|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|CAREW, David Michael||St. John's||776||19||David Carew (p)||Shoeworker||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915||Also see # 253 for additional document.|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DURNFORD, Frederick Roy||Rencontre Island, Fortune District||2631||19||John R. Durnford (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HUTCHINGS, William Stanley||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3796||23||Sarah Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|COLE, Samuel||30 Codner Street, St. John's||0-63 - 465||26||Mrs. Cole (p)||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|SAMSON, Neville||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3544||19||Thomas Edward Samson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sampson.|
|COISH, Harold Gordon||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1400||20||Maud Coish (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RING, Thomas J.||33 Mullock Street, St. John's||2364||19||Martin Ring (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|OSMOND, Cecil||Gambo, Bonavista District||2512||22||Ezekiel Osmond (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|LESHANA, William Edward||St. John's||799||22||Jeanette LeShana (s)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOLDEN, Luke||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||329||21||Kate Veitch (o)||Train hand||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARMITER, Norman||Topsail, Harbour Main District||3929||18||Samuel Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|BENGER, Rance||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4230||18||John Benger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 20, 1921|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|WILLIAMS, Levi||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3328||20||John Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, February 15, 1917|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PAYNE, Naaman||Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District||3429||19||Simon Payne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.|
|TULK, Ralph||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4207||18||Gabriel Tulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||See # 4007 for misfiled document|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|MACDOUGALL, Alexander||St. John's||900||22||John MacDougall (p)||Butcher||1915||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - McDougall|
|STACEY, Alfred||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1747||23||Henry Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 20, 1918|
|OROURKE, John G.||Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1975||23||Thomas O'Rourke (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|