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|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MEANEY, Basil||Caplin Bay, Fogo District||8352||19||Thomas Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Attestation papers not included.||No||No|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Hugh Abercrombie||St. John's||0-179 - 2120||John Anderson (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Includes written articles, concert programmes by the RNR band, public presentations and fund raising efforts.|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Owen||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5150||20||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHIFFIN, James||Southern Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5868||19||John Whiffin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Whiffen|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDER, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||6021||25||Absalom Rider (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|SKINNER, Charles||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||6255||24||Phoebe Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|
|BURT, Harold||Battery Road, St. John's||323||23||John Burt||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Percival||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3842||19||Martha Carter (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Willis G.||Brighton, Twillingate District||5525||20||Samuel Pincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pincent|
|RICHARDS, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||5464||23||Michael Richards (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John Martin||20 Carters Hill, St. John's||295||26||Mary A. Fitzgerald (p)||Druggist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CROCKER, Bryant||Front River, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5652||19||William Crocker (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Cyril W.||Britannia, Trinity District||4065||18||Walter Bugden (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, Edward||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Marys District||6281||24||John St. Croix (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANGER, George||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3805||20||William Langer (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Codroy, St. George District||4860||20||James Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3409||19||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HINES, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5433||20||Robert Hines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hynes|