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|
|CORNICK, Raymond Albert||30 William Street, St. John's||2825||18||Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORAN, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||3555||18||James Moran (p)||Expressman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Joseph P.||31 Queen's Road, St. John's||2398||18||Patrick O'Driscoll (p)||Scholar||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|CURTIS, Roland||28 Joy Place, off Princes Street, St. John's||1996||18||Archibald Curtis (p)||Packer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Joseph John||English Harbour, Trinity District||3413||18||John Penny (of Mark) (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STACEY, William||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4950||18||John Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Hayward||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4180||18||Absalom Milley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|SUTTON, William||Pushthrough, Bonavista Bay, Fortune||3529||18||James Sutton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYALL, Robert S.||St. John's||1891||18||Robert Ryall (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|SKINNER, Benjamin||Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||3502||18||John William Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DULEY, Lionel Thomas||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-200 - 2945||18||Thomas J. Duley (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|MURPHY, John Thomas||Leslie Street, St. John's||3021||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SHEARS, Ralph C.||9 King's Road, St. John's||2317||18||Alfred H. Shears (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||34 Gower Street, St. John's||2922||18||Margaret MacDonald (p)||Clothes presser||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|MERCER, Charles||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5114||18||John Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENGER, Rance||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4230||18||John Benger (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 20, 1921|
|CATER, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3557||18||Mary (John) Cater (p)||Office clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Henry||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5226||18||Henry Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 8, 1918|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|KING, Henry Arthur||White Point, Trinity Bay||2630||18||Richard King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Appeared as Wheat Point on attestation record; later corrected.|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|PENNELL, Samuel||67 Lime Street, St. John's||2887||18||James Bennett (p)||Jeweller||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TEIXEISA, Joseph||Pushthrough, Harbour Breton, Fortune District - native of Portugal||3424||18||James Teixeira (o)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Attestation papers also misfiled with service #13. Teixeisa was a native of Portugal. Discrepancy in spelling of name: Teixeira.|
|PAUL, Robert||Burin Bay, Burin District||4087||18||Albert Paul (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PINE, Aloysius Richard||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5385||18||James Pine (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARROLL, Richard A.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2668||18||Alice Rose (o)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR, Edgar||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||3984||18||Sidney Willar (p)||Painter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRINSTON, Angus Perry||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2851||18||Nelson Brinston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HALLERAN, Hubert||13 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||3604||18||James Halleran (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|STUCKEY, Roland||South Side, Twillingate, Twillingate district||3964||18||Helen Stuckey (p)||1917||No||No||File missing; Information from service ledger.|
|PEYTON, Herbert Munden||Botwood, Twillingate District||4160||18||Thomas Peyton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|