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|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|MERCER, William||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2490||21||Hy. Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, William Valence||231 Southside Road, St. John's||0-204 - 680||25||Cyrus Warren (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BURTON, George Louis||Hay Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2415||23||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OSMOND, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4114||19||Dorman Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8481||45||Ellen Snow (s)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|DULEY, Lionel Thomas||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-200 - 2945||18||Thomas J. Duley (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|NEWHOOK, Harry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4904||19||Jonas Newhook (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Arthur B||Otters Point, Trinity District||5063||22||Thomas Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George Craniford||7 Southside Road, St. John's||342||22||Elizabeth Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Molliers, Burin District||4084||18||John C. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Thomas||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4908||19||Bessie Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, William||MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4985||20||Mary Jane Richardson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|SMITH, Andrew||Dildo, Trinity District||1393||21||Julia Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Thomas Roland||Hearts Content, Trinity District||887||23||Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STAPLETON, John||Marystown, Burin District||6067||19||Lizzie Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, Ralph C.||9 King's Road, St. John's||2317||18||Alfred H. Shears (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||5267||20||Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURBRIDGE, William||Epworth, Burin District||3882||20||George Burbridge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 19, 1918|
|MULLETT, Abraham Thomas||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||437||23||James Mullett (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVOY, Andrew||Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District||2200||21||Thomas Evoy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1164||22||Sarah Phillips (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BASTOW, Frederick Donald||9 Cook Street, St. John's||700||20||Augustus Bastow (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SELLARS, Allan Augustus||35 Power Street, St. John's||706||19||Samuel Sellars (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 19, 1916|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|