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|
|LEGROW, Reuben||Bauline, St. John's East District||1972||26||Ambrose LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TREBBLE, William||11 Knight Street, St. John's||18||26||James Trebble (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEEL, Nathan||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8088||20||Willis Steel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|FORWARD, Colin||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6105||20||James Forward (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Henry Ethelbert||Sailors Island, Salvage, Bonavista District||2029||21||Robert Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|PEDDLE, William||3 Job Street, St. John's||8374||18||James Peddle (p)||Shipwright||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Recorded only as Beattie Simms in service file; birth name is Alfred Beattie (Beatty) Simms|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|SULEY, Ambrose||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3610||20||John Suley (p)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Sulley|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROCKER, Andrew P.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8228||18||William Crocker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|INGRAM, Stanley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8294||19||George Ingram (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITTLE, Peter Joseph||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2986||18||Peter Whittle Sr. (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Lionel||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||3928||19||Alex Squires (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADBURY, Edgar James||158 Gower Street, St. John's||2781||35||Rose Bradbury (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KENNELL, Ebenezer||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1548||26||Jessie Kennell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3485||24||Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman|
|GRANVILLE, Harry||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5439||20||Robert Granville (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Jonathan||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||2629||21||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MEW, Sydney Frank||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259 - 1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COBB, Hector||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4038||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2409||21||Joseph Davis (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PAUL, Frank||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4667||20||John Paul (p)||Trapper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|
|HALLETT, John||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8193||23||Albert J. Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULD, William||Bay Du Nord Brook, Fortune District||5878||18||Thomas Gould (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Edward||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5099||22||Edward Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Edward Taylor||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1704||22||Harriet James (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Freeman||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||4724||24||John Sheppard (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|