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|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEAR, George||St. John's||901||24||Harry Gear (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|JEWER, William||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5398||23||Thomas Jewer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3695||18||Prescott Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Henry Albert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||0-199 - 325||23||Reuben Butler (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|FENNELL, Leo||Bay Du Nord, Fortune District||1087||19||Martha Fennell (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYNE, Henry||Hopeall, Trinity District||5323||18||Henry Mayne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CRON, John M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2090||28||James Cron (p)||Draper||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Previously transcribed as Crow.|
|MAHER, Leo Joseph||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3661||18||John Maher (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRACE, Hayward||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||4617||27||James Brace (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PINKSTEN, Edward||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||1358||18||Mrs. Pinksten (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, George||Marystown, Burin District||6039||21||Bernard Grant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Donald||Outer Cove Road, St. John's East District||4532||18||John Dowden (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|RIDEOUT, Willis||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5828||18||Albert Rideout (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Wild Bight, Twillingate District||6237||23||Johnathan Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEWLING, George||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||2438||19||Mrs. Robert House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Dowling|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, Jacob||Bellburns, St. Barbe District||3563||19||Joseph House (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHARMAN, Victor Lionel||Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom||8321||22||Edward Sharman (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|GILLINGHAM, Maurice||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3636||18||Esau Gillingham (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VOISEY, Leo Michael||St. John's||959||19||Mrs. Richard Voisey (p)||Stove fitter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BONNELL, Harold||Lamaline, Burin District||6277||25||Robert Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|PUDDISTER, Cecil||11 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4499||21||Mark Puddester (p)||Electrician||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Puddester.|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5953||22||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert E.||Charleston, Bonavista District||0-224 - 1554||21||Sarah Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 1918|
|SQUIRE, George||Salvage, Bonavista District||3509||19||Mrs. Robert Squire (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Squires.|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MURPHY, Edward Patrick||Catalina, Trinity District||1252||32||Mr. Murphy (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOVE, Elias||Chance Harbour, Twillingate District||4174||19||John Dove (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Allan Jackson||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2269||29||William B. Smith (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Launcelot||Lamaline, Burin District||1161||21||Mary Ann Pike (p)||Labourer (builder's contractor)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASPELL, James||32 Hoylestown, St. John's||3291||39||Mary Aspell (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDEN, John Joseph||St. John's||1557||19||Anne Madden (p)||Messenger||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STAGG, Edmund||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5339||24||Thomas Stagg (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCKENZIE, William||Cartwright, Labrador||3227||22||Jane McKenzie (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|