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|
|BROWN, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||5340||24||Mariah Brown (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORGAN, Walter||Indian Pond, Harbour Main District||6150||22||Archibald Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Allan||Goulds, St.John's West District||8372||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, William||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2562||18||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Isaac||Grand Jervais, Fortune District||1734||19||William Wells (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDGLEY, John Benjamin||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2950||21||Joseph Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 16, 1917|
|WHIFFEN, Herbert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4844||18||Mrs. Samuel Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Middle Brook, St. George District***||4078||19||George Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURTON, Bennett||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||5600||21||Thomas Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, Arthur J.||Cape St. George, St. George District||4745||18||Henry Rowe (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNTON, H.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|ELLIOTT, Thomas||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4908||19||Bessie Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, John||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2743||18||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCHANT, Thomas||23 Hamilton Street, St. John's||8296||19||Mrs. Elizabeth Merchant (p)||Shoemaker||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HEPGOOD, John||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3918||18||George Hepgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Hepwood, Hapgood|
|RODGERS, Hilton Horton Bertram D'Cardonel||Manchester, England, United Kingdom||3067||50||Mary Rodgers (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2292||18||Manoah Hawker (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918|
|FLYNN, Patrick||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||1456||31||Martha Donovan (p)||Expressman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, Ernest Albert||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1912||18||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Everett.|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|COLES, Albert Victor||Savage Cove, St. Barbe District||1813||22||Mathew Coles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, September 18, 1916|
|MILES, Heber John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||934||19||Dougald Miles||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 18, 1916|
|NORTHCOTT, Archelaus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1454||20||Henry Albert Northcott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Archalaus.|
|GARLAND, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4341||18||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Samuel||41 Cook Street, St. John's||8379||18||Julia Tizzard (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|KIELLY, William Joseph||Petty Harbour, St. John's West district||2485||18||Nora Kielly (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOCKE, William||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4110||21||Frank Locke (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCKISSOCK, James||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2127||52||son (o)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BUGDEN, Neville||21 Young Street, St. John's||4100||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Butcher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYE, Hayward||Cape Charles, Labrador||5549||20||Albert Pye (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William Blackler||355 Southside Road, St. John's||290||22||Mr. Knight (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SKINNER, James||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2645||27||Mary Jane Skinner (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Nathan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1421||25||Esau Gosse (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GULLIVER, Herbert||7 Tessier Street, St. John's||2620||23||Dina Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COISH, William James||St. John's||1048||23||Mrs. John Dean (p)||Mason||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BREEN, Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4347||19||Johanna Breen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, Joseph||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5468||23||Henry Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLS, Augustus||233 Water Street West, St. John's||4685||21||William Wills (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|