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|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, Francis James||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2168||23||W. G. Christian (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DWYER, George Ralph||St. John's||980||19||Harry Dwyer (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4250 for misfiled document|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2197||19||Thomas Brown (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUTLER, Kenneth Augustine||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1180||19||Mrs. J.K. Butler (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Victor||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3663||18||Stephen Blackmore (p)||Electrician||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Bedford||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2794||18||John Butler (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Samuel||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5829||18||Henry W. Bradbury (p)||Electrician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PUDDISTER, Cecil||11 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4499||21||Mark Puddester (p)||Electrician||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Puddester.|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STANSFORD (STANFORD), Joseph C.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1196||25||Eli Stansford (o)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOOKEY, Robert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1849||18||Joseph Hookey (p)||Electrician||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEVERMAN, Donald||168 Water Street West, St. John's||4705||22||Charlie Leverman (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, George H.||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3306||19||James Barrett (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNEILL, Hector John||47 Merry Meeting Road, St. John's - Power Street, St. John's||0-1 - 0-190 - 31||25||Fanny McNeill (p)||Electrician||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McNeil|
|STARKS, James Baxter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1121||19||Annie Starks (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DENNIHEY, John||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2756||18||Daniel Dennihy (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SEYMOUR, Frank||71 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3374||32||Gertrude Seymour (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||3428||18||Philip Whelan (p)||Engine driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 0-74 Goodyear for misfiled documents.|
|RIDEOUT, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4483||19||Alice Rideout (p)||Engine driver||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|REES, William E.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4088||19||George Rees (p)||Engine driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|TILLEY, Edward||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||5727||19||George Tilley (p)||Engine man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PUSHIE, Alexander D.||93 Cabot Street, St. John's||3275||18||Nathan Pushie (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, John||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5799||23||William Clark (p)||Engineer||1918||Evangelist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.|
|BAKER, Norman||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||2714||22||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917;|
|MURPHY, Edwin||22 Alexander Street, St. John's||4423||18||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAINSBURY, Peter||Newtown, Bonavista District||5572||21||Paul Sainsbury (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John J.||227 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2300||21||John F. Ryan (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|TUCKER, John||16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||6110||20||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Ernest||235 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2517||20||Robert Barnes (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Raymond||128 Bond Street, St. John's||4463||18||Captain Joseph Turner (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|BRADBURY, Edward Charles||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||103||22||Henry Bradbury (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5215||24||William Kent (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|