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|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Albert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||264||20||Edith Mercer (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, James||Jerseyside, Placentia-St. Marys District||567||19||John R. Collins (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARTLETT, William Washer||Brigus, Port de Grave District||270||19||Joseph Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 19, 1917||See Regt. # 636 for additional correspondence.|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|MIFFLEN, Henry||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||742||19||George B. Mifflen (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Ira Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District- St. John's||716||20||Joseph Gosse||Telegraph operator||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|REID, Henry J.||Freshwater Road, St. John's||513||22||John Reid (p)||Moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|FRENCH, John Joseph||2 Patrick Street, St. John's||63||25||Benjamin French (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MILLER, George||Topsail, Harbour Main District||587||21||Mrs. Peter Somerton (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EARLE, Clifford||17||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No||I|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, Maxwell Distin||St. John's||817||24||Gilbert D. Shears (p)||Broker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, John Francis||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||238||24||James Hynes (p) - Catherine Hynes||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Re-attested for short service - Discrepancy in age. Age discrepancy- 24-34.|
|MAYER, Constantine||228 Water Street, St. John's||175||27||Alex Mayer (o)||Photographer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Finlay McNeil Campbell||25 Balsom Street, St. John's||8||19||Abram Richards (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HICKS, Henry George||Carmanville, Fogo District||0-72 - 833||27||Philip Hicks (p)||Teacher||1914||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Patrick||Riverhead, Southside, St. John's||555||19||Mary Alice Holden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, January 31, 1916|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCLELLAN, Neil||51 Military Road, St. John's||50||19||Hugh McLellan (p)||Clerk||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|MCCUE, Thomas Joseph||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||635||23||Mary McCue (p)||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODGERS, Thomas Edward||42 Barter's Hill, St. John's||394||25||Rose Rodgers (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Rogers; Previously transcribed as Rogers Includes photograph of graves of [John] Langer, [Ambroser] Guy and Rodgers.|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BELBIN, Charles Chesley||113 Cabot Street, St. John's||0-51 - 167||21||Jacob Belbin (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Edward George||Rocky Lane, St. John's||83||19||Henry Noftall (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MOORE, Daniel Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||741||19||Daniel Moore (p)||Farmer||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OFLYNN, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||727||22||Professor David A. O'Flynn (p)||Papermill accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MACKAY, Andrew Joseph||Corner of Duckworth Street and Cochrane Street, St. John's||572||20||John MacKay (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, July 13, 1916|
|GRANDY, Roy Stanley||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||0-233 - 662||20||Sarah Ann Grandy (p)||Fireman||1914||No||No||Follows # 247 on microfilm. Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|ROBINSON, Reuben Thomas||Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands, St. George District||631||20||Jane Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROOST, William J.||26 James Street, St. John's||76||21||Bridget Knox (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|ELSWORTH, James||Carmanville, Fogo District||625||25||Emelia Elsworth (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 4, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Ellsworth.|
|KENNEDY, Michael Francis||40 New Gower Street, St. John's||255||20||Nicholas Kennedy (p)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Killed in action, 1 July, 1916.|
|MCGRATH, James||55 Casey Street, St. John's||104||19||John McGrath (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, William Thomas||60 Hamilton Street, St. John's||349||25||Lily Simmonds (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GANE, Sidney||90 Cochrane St., St. John's / Lindertis, Prestwick, Ayreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-103||Mrs. Charlotte Gane (p) / Mrs. Gane (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|