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 email@example.com 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|
|RODGERS, John||French Beach, Fogo District||2437||22||John Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Rogers. Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|DEWLING, George||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||2438||19||Mrs. Robert House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Dowling|
|OXFORD, Arthur||Farmers Arm, Twillingate District||2439||20||Mrs. Charles Finam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|PARMITER, Fred||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2440||20||John Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribe as Permiter; Medical report misfiled with Regt. # 731 prior to microfilming was attached to the digital file|
|OSBOURNE, Moses J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2441||18||Nathaniel Osbourne (p)||Railway hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ONEILL, William||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2442||18||Arthur O'Neill (o)||Assistant steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPURRELL, Edwin||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2443||19||Joshua Spurell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GATES, Hooper||Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District||2444||24||Mrs. Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TARRANT, Elias||Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2446||22||Mrs. John William Tarrant (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOSSE, John||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2447||19||Mrs. John Gosse (p)||Mill Hand||1916||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CURTIS, Archibald||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2449||24||Mrs. James Curtis (of George) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Henry Archibald Curtis.|
|BENNETT, Dominic||Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District||245||20||Arson Bennett (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Edward Allan||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||2450||21||James J. Janes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus||Gillesport, Twillingate District||2451||23||William Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, Kenneth||Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District||2452||28||James Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ANGEL, Heber||130 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2453||19||John Angel (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RIDOUT, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2455||19||Isaac Ridout (p)||Plumber||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Rideout|
|SQUIRES, John||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||2456||25||Mrs. James Squires (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|BALL, Archibald James||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2457||21||William Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||31 Central Street, St. John's||2459||21||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, November 25, 1916|
|LIDSTONE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||2460||20||William Lidstone Sr. (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARMSTRONG, Gordon||116 Theatre Hill, St. John's||2461||18||William Armstrong (p)||Plumber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 2, 1920|
|LERICHE, James Hubert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2462||18||John LeRiche (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|WHEELER, Arthur||Summerford, Twillingate District||2465||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife.|
|MUTFORD, Albert John||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2466||21||Isaac Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LERICHE, John||Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2468||18||Frank LeRiche (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, John Thomas||Carmanville, Fogo District||2469||18||Moses Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MAIDMENT, William J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2470||19||Israel Maidment (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|RODGERS, Garland B.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2472||21||James Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|GILLEY, Job||Stanleyville, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||2476||18||Mrs. John Gilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 22, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BUTLER, John James||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2477||18||Mrs. James Butler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Job||Botwood, Twillingate District||2478||18||Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, Ernest||Newtown, Bonavista District||2479||19||Peter Humphries (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2480||23||John House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|COLLETT, Arthur||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2481||19||Thomas Collett (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Robert H.||Snooks Brook, Smiths Sound, Trinity District||2482||19||Alfred Stone (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frank Yates||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2483||21||Peter Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|