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|
|LEDREW, Edward J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4123||18||Florence LeDrew (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 9, 1920||Died of phthisis [tuberculosis].|
|TIBBET - TIPPETT, Edward J.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4214||19||Flora J. Tibbet (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tibbet on attestation papers; Tibbet, Tibbett and Tippett used throughout file; family spelling is Tippett; CWGC has revised the name to Tippett|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|BOLAND, Patrick J.||St.John's||1601||31||Frances Boland (s)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 21, 1916|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|MOORES, Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2219||19||John Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|JACOBS, Harold G.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2253||18||David Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 9, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|PARMITER, Norman||Topsail, Harbour Main District||3929||18||Samuel Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|MURPHY, Thomas||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2708||19||James Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|FLEMING, Richard||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1594||21||Kate Cummings (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Flemming.|
|OFLYNN, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||727||22||Professor David A. O'Flynn (p)||Papermill accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRIS, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||2974||20||Charles Morris (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HARRIS, George William||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1321||21||John Harris (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAJOR, John Thomas||Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3493||19||George Major (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 7, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|DONNELLY, William||St. John's||2162||19||William Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEWIS, John Thomas||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2746||19||Margaret Fewer (p)||Pulp maker||1916||Roman Catholic - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in religion|
|VAIL, Herman||25 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||5282||21||George Vail (p)||Railroad section man||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 20, 1918|
|SENIOR, Ralph||Flat Island, Burin District||2880||19||William Senior [?] [p]||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Discrepancy in religion.|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHRISTIAN, William Coaker||72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||3371||18||William L. Christian (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DAY, James Lewis||St. John's||1484||19||Sarah Day (p)||Presser (clothes)||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|INDER, Herbert Stewart||Springdale, Twillingate District||3194||21||James Inder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 20, 1917|
|TIBBO, Henry||Grand John, Fortune District||1720||20||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|KELLY, Frank||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2679||21||David Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917||Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|EDNEY, Samuel Robert||St. John's||1714||18||Mrs. John Edney (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See also service #1544, Leighton Bugden, for details of this soldier's death.|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|TOBIN, Patrick Francis||St. John's||1209||20||Bridget J. Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 27, 1916|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|HYNES, William Patrick||St.Brendans, Bonavista District||2726||22||James Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MILLS, Joseph||Burlington, Twillingate District||4333||24||Azarilla Mills (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|HEALEY, William James.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2984||18||John Healey (p)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||CWGC|
|PENNEY, Arthur Joseph||113 Longs Hill, St. John's||6||22||Arthur Penney (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MYER, Albert John||St. John's||1143||19||Julia Myer (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 14, 1917||Newspaper clipping reporting his death by drowning upon return to Newfoundland included. Died 14 July, 1917. CWGC|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|PITCHER, Charles||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2319||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OLDFORD, Hubert||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3183||25||Andrew Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|MERCER, Robert||Blaketown, Trinity District||1928||24||Eloil Mercer (p)||Oiler||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MADDOX, John T.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5101||23||Michael Maddox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 6, 1919|
|COLLINS, John Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||863||22||John Collins (p)||Paper hanger||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|PAYNE, Stephen||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2674||19||Robert Payne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, May 10, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|COOK, James||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2600||20||George Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 4, 1917||George Critch was Cook's adoptive/foster father|
|PHELAN, William A.||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2001||18||James Phelan (p)||Checker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|