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|
|FRY, Charles||Georgetown, Port de Grave District||4972||19||Charles Fry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HERRITT, Jeremiah||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5742||21||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, William Washer||Brigus, Port de Grave District||270||19||Joseph Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 19, 1917||See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.|
|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|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|WILCOX, Ernest||Brigus, Port de Grave District||655||19||James J. Wilcox (p)||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|ROSE, Lonzel||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3834||18||Ellen Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENING, Chesley||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3970||18||Alex Greening (p)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Gordon||Champneys East, Trinity District||1858||23||John Etheridge (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RIGGS, Morgan||Marystown, Burin District||5598||24||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, George||65 Power Street, St. John's||8402||52||Eliza Best (s)||Carpenter and cooper||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Edward Charles||165 Pleasant Street, St. John's||103||22||Henry Bradbury (p)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|POND, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||1569||20||Mary Eliza Pond (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|GRAY, Marshall||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||4049||24||Rachel Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WINTER, Randolph Milligan||St. John's||908||27||John Winter (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CORBETT, Stephen||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5818||24||John Corbett (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLESPIE, Patrick||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||2584||19||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Port au Port, St. George District||4872||22||Andrew Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALDWIN, Walter||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3325||21||Edward Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEONARD, Patrick||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||8431||54||Michael Leonard (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Biscay Bay, Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4680||20||James White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Bertram R.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5060||20||George Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, John Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4648||26||James Dwyer (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|MILLER, Ananias||Portugal Cove, St. John's East||3863||18||John Miller (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Annanias|
|CHURCHILL, Ernest St. Clair||Forest Road, St. John's||0-108 - 281||26||William Churchill (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|GRACE, James||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4291||22||John Grace (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Albert Stephen||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||0-254 - 1826||21||John Rose (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Archer||157 Gower Street, St. John's||2027||19||Charles A. Ellis (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COUGHLAN, Louis||St. John's||2256||21||James Coughlan (p)||Train dispatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Albert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||264||20||Edith Mercer (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSH, Absalom||Hillview, Trinity District||4785||18||Joseph Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Abraham|
|NOSEWORTHY, Vincent||Manuels, Harbour Main District||201||24||Thomas Noseworthy (o)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, Augustus||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||194||32||George A. Lilly (p)||Carpenter||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOUSE, Thomas||Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay||6205||22||Henry House (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAVASOUR, Charles Joseph||St. John's||873||22||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OSBORNE, Piercey||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5486||22||Sofie Osborne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Osbourne ; Percy|
|CAHILL, Martin Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||258||22||Mrs. Michael Sweeney (p)||Mechanic||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VAVASOUR, N. Albert||72 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4543||28||Hugh Vavasour (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|