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|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Samuel||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2735||19||Hannibal Normore (p)||Miner||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Walter||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5670||21||Elias Smith (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YETMAN, Nathan||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1700||20||John Yetman (p)||Miner||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Joseph||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2538||19||David Dobbin (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 18, 1918|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|GALLOWAY, Bernard||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4596||20||Mary Galoway (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Walter||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3137||18||William Joy (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, Bertram||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4630||18||John Cole (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers also found on Reel 261 preceding Service # 4601|
|HOLMAN, Arthur||Fortune Bay, Fortune District||3937||19||Jeremiah Holman (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Thomas John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3427||22||David Dobbin (p)||Miner||1917||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Matthew||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1368||21||Thomas Brazil (o)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Michael||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3868||21||Andrew Hynes (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AUSTIN, Chesley||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5656||20||James Austin (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LANNON, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2805||18||Patrick Lannon (p)||Mine engine driver||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|MERCER, Augustus||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5252||18||Isaac Mercer (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3314||19||Jessie (John) Crocker (p)||Millwright||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.|
|JENNINGS, Fred||Burlington, Twillingate District||4232||26||James Jennings (p)||Millwright||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Willis||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||272||27||Jane Manuel (p)||Millwright||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FARNELL, Wallace||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8453||44||Helena Farnell (s)||Millwright||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Edward||Whitbourne, Trinity District||4967||23||Ambrose Hutchings (p)||Millwright||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Arthur Nicholas||Springdale, Twillingate District||229||25||Esther Penny (p)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|GULLIKSEN, Ernest||Traytown, Bonavista District||1385||22||Mary Gulliksen (p)||Millman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, Stephen||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8478||34||Beatrice Adams (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GUSHUE, William||20 Dicks Square, St. John's||8293||20||Francis Gushue (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEAN, Wallace||Traytown, Bonavista District||2599||20||Charles Kean (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BELBIN, Herbert||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2486||19||William Belbin Sr. (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, June 8, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also #2972, Joseph Harris, for a description of the accidental death of Belbin while a POW|
|VERGE, Thomas||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Notre Dame Bay||5662||21||Frederick Verge (o)||Millman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Random, Trinity District||8050||26||James Penney (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, Reuben||Whitbourne, Trinity District||6223||18||John Sparkes (p)||Miller||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, James R.||4 Bond Street, St. John's||8041||42||Katherine England (s)||Mill man||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Jabez||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2487||19||Benjamin Stead (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ENGLAND, Hugh S.||St. George, St. George District||3858||22||George England (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|TRASK, Heber||Elliston, Trinity District||3156||19||Thomas Trask (p)||Mill man||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|PITTMAN, William||Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District||8043||26||Mary Ann Pittman (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo||Clarenville, Trinity District||2384||18||John Eddy (p)||Mill helper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|RANDALL, Hubert Job||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||94||21||Adam Randall (p)||Mill hand||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|