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|
|COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank||St. George, St. George District||2296||20||Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|HORWOOD, Albert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2298||19||William Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 1, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|RUSSELL, Joseph||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2299||20||William Russell (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 18, 1916|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|MCDONALD, Patrick||23 First Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||230||21||Kate McDonald (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, John J.||227 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2300||21||John F. Ryan (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Triton, Twillingate District||2301||18||John Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, C. Gordon||100 Springdale Street, St. John's||2302||18||John Charles (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OKE, Edward Langdon||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2303||22||William A. Oke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|
|GARDINER, Thomas Edward||British Harbour, Trinity District||2305||23||Noah John Gardiner (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Gordon||53 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2309||18||Charles Lewis (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Herbert||New Harbour, Trinity District||2312||18||Mrs. William Cranford (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||2313||23||William Henry Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|HOLMES, Archibald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2315||20||Moses Holmes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|POWER, Maurice||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2318||23||Peter Power (p)||Brakeman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Charles||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2319||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TEMPLE, John Vincent||Sandy Point, St. George District||232||21||Hannah Temple (p)||Teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Arthur Leslie Wood||5 Colonial Street, St. John's||2321||18||Hugh Carter (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Referred to as Leslie Carter|
|HOOPER, Samuel||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2322||20||Stephen Hooper (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JONES, Ephraim||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2324||21||Mrs. E. A. Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|DOWDEN, Henry||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2326||19||Eli Dowden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FRANCIS, Robert Thomas||116 Bond Street, St. John's - 11 Fergus Place, St. John's||2327 - 3665||21||Mrs. William Butt (p) / Mrs. Robert Francis (s)||Sailor / Seaman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Francis was discharged medically unfit 28 Feb. 1917 and enlisted for Home Defence 23 April 1917; was assigned a second Service number.|
|BURSEY, Stewart||Charleston, Bonavista District||2328||29||Sarah (Fry) Bursey (s)||Seaman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|QUICK, Cyril S.||88 Queens Road, St. John's||2329||18||William Quick (p)||Packer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Silas||Golf Avenue, St. John's||2330||18||Silas Lewis Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Stephen J.||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||2331||21||Laurence Paul (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 20, 1917|
|DIAMOND, Frederick William||Flat Island, Burin District||2332||18||John Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1916||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HEWLETT, Armenius||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2333||19||William Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC|
|BOLLARD, George Edward||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2334||24||John Bollard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HAYES, Patrick Joseph||Bollardstown, Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2335||24||Edward Hayes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARVEY, Henry||25 Carew Street, St. John's||2336||21||William Harvey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHEFFEY, Albert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2337||23||James Cheffey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: Chaffey|
|STEAD, Ernest||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2338||23||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOLLOY, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2339||25||Joseph Molloy (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|