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|
|CONSTABLE, Arch B||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-275 - 2109||18||Toni Constable (o)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|HYNES, Frederick||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6017||21||Josephine Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EDWARDS, John Charles||Pennywell Road, St. John's||450||20||Joseph Edwards (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, July 21, 1916|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Nathaniel||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3795||21||James Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Francis (Frank)||49 Carters Hill, St. John's||2527||20||James Coleman (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|HILLIER, Waldemar||Lamaline, Burin District||6243||22||Joseph Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TROKE, Theodore||Summerford, Twillingate District||5417||21||George Troke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHARP, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2417||20||George Sharp (p)||Railroad work||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sharpe.|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARMITER, Cecil||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1586||19||Sarah Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WISEMAN, Gerald [Garland]||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4997||22||Fred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Attested as Gerald; most forms and correspondence as Garland; in 1935 Census as Garland|
|CHAFE, Solomon||Patrick Street, St. John's||8012||29||Sarah Chafe (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|MURPHY, William John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||975||23||Johanna Murphy (o)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|BUTLER, Alfred Francis||Hodges Cove, Random, Trinity District||460||23||Rev. W.A. Butler (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|WHITE, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3635||20||Ellen (John) Critch (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Frederick||58 New Gower Street, St. John's||3584||18||John Squires (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|MARTIN, George Chesley||St. John's||836||21||Mrs. Edward Martin (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|STUCKLESS, Joseph||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5550||20||James Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAUL, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5241||19||George Paul (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCASKILL, John||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||8221||33||Mary McAskill (p)||Boilermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCANLON, David||35 Barters Hill, St. John's||2088||18||Daniel Scanlon (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, Stanley||North River, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4342||20||Mrs. Benjamin Atkins (p)||Linesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)y||No||No|
|WHEATON, Edwin||Millertown, Twillingate District||8148||30||Sarah Wheaton (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|COVEYDUCK, William||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||5400||21||James Coveyduck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SWEENEY, William John||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||1072||25||Catherine Tobin (o)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NURSE, John||12 Longs Hill, St. John's||4678||20||Nora Nurse (p)||Grocer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWLING, William A.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4153||18||Ernest Dowling (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||683||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Farmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Samuel H.||Change Islands, Fogo District||4282||21||Esau Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VEY, George Chesley||Plymouth Road, St. John's||6011||19||Alice Vey (p)||Mason||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KENT, William Joseph||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2821||18||John Kent (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Jesse||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5660||20||Simeon Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURRY, Oliver||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4748||18||Zacharias Burry (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|