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|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George Craniford||7 Southside Road, St. John's||342||22||Elizabeth Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOVE, Israel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5262||25||Frederick Dove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Frank George||14 Clifford Street, St. John's||132||19||Frank R. Gough (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|BILES, Daniel||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||8510||22||Luke Biles (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, William||MacCallum, Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4985||20||Mary Jane Richardson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCNEIL, T.M.||No information||0-146||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger|
|SMITH, Andrew||Dildo, Trinity District||1393||21||Julia Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HOPKINS, Thomas Roland||Hearts Content, Trinity District||887||23||Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STAPLETON, John||Marystown, Burin District||6067||19||Lizzie Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULLETT, Abraham Thomas||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||437||23||James Mullett (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALKER, Llewellyn||Change Islands, Fogo District||3321||18||Elizabeth Walker (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|SHEPPARD, Stanley||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4998||19||Abraham Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Richard||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2392||25||Mrs. Henry Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|SAPP, Abraham||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4909||22||Les Sapp (p)||Storekeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAILEY, James||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3552||24||William Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Ernest||17 Gear Street, St. John's||27||19||Thomas Kelly (p)||Printer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADDINGTON, Robert||Bumley, England, United Kingdom||3069||47||Clara Waddington (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Willis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3155||18||Joseph Eastman (p)||Mill man||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DEWLING, Jacob||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||3005||18||Archibald Dewling (p)||Grocer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Peter Francis||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||85||37||Marion Mansfield (p)||Traveller||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|IVANY, Herbert||Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District||8345||18||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TESTER, William Ronald||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2132||29||Mrs. Tester (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WHITTLE, William||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||4807||19||Mrs. Annie Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, John Donald||80 McFarlane Street, St. John's||315||22||Mrs. Andrews||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Lemuel||Change Islands, Fogo District||5959||21||William LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|