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|
|MURPHY, Michael F.||St. John's||754||20||Edward Power (o)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, William Thomas||St. John's||751||24||Draper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOW, William||St. John's||750||19||John Snow||Chauffeur||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HEAD, Louis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||743||20||John Head (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|MIFFLEN, Henry||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||742||19||George B. Mifflen (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Daniel Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||741||19||Daniel Moore (p)||Farmer||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Willis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||739||19||Sarah Rose (s)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also service #733|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|WILLIAMS, George Moulton||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||735||22||Nathaniel Williams (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|PAUL, Reginald J.||Burin North, Burin District||731||20||Amelia Paul (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles William||Ragged Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||728||22||Rachael Emberley Brown (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|OFLYNN, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||727||22||Professor David A. O'Flynn (p)||Papermill accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|COMOR, Maurice||Blackpool, England, United Kingdom||725||21||Henry Comor (p)||Salesman||1914||Jewish||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|
|MANUEL, Alfred||Botwood, Twillingate District||721||22||Philip Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|REARDIGAN, John Joseph||33 Bannerman Street, St. John's||72||21||John Joseph and Mary Helen Reardigan (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|MORGAN, Robert Stanley||South River, Port de Grave District||719||20||Benjamin Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917||Discrepancy in occupation|
|BURKE, James Joseph||St. John's||718||27||Michael Burke||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|WILCOX, Frederick||Brigus, Port de Grave District||707||25||John M. Wilcox||Paper maker||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SELLARS, Allan Augustus||35 Power Street, St. John's||706||19||Samuel Sellars (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 19, 1916|