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|
|MCMANUS, Edward||16 Sebastian Street, St. John's||4504||18||Joseph McManus (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|INNES, Robert Elrick||St. John's - Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||820||25||Mrs. Elrick Innes (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUNGAY, Arthur John||West Cul de Sac, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5573||21||Arthur J. Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENSEN, Jens William||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||569||32||Mrs. Jensen (p)||Storekeeper||1914||No||No|
|MOORS, Chesley Peter||Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District||5752||19||Frederick Moores (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HARVEY, Wilfred Eric||228 Duckworth Street, St. John's||324||19||Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Walter William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8075||22||James Andrews (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; discharge sheet only.|
|GUSHUE, William||20 Dicks Square, St. John's||8293||20||Francis Gushue (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert Templeton||St. John's||366||18||Mrs. Robert C. Smith (p)||1914||No||No|
|ONEILL, Ambrose||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2545||29||Mary Ellen O'Neill (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 22, 1917|
|WYATT, Edward||202 New Gower Street, St. John's||371||22||William Wyatt (p)||Machinist||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARKS, Stanley Thomas||70 George Street, St. John's||150||25||Mrs. Marks (p)||Express wagon driver||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODEA, Frederick||St. John's||2172||18||John E. O'Dea (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Willis||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8281||22||Thomas Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|MATCHEM, James||Gaultois, Fortune District||3553||20||William Matchem (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Bertie||Crow Head, Twillingate, Twillingate district||8203||19||Mrs. Susan Hamlin (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Arthur||English Harbour, Trinity District||4741||19||Giles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|TROKE, Theodore||Summerford, Twillingate District||5417||21||George Troke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8282||35||Irene Stockley (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William||41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||633||22||James Taylor (o)||Locomotive fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Mahlon||Elliston, Trinity District||3835||21||Robert Baker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Malcolm;|
|CHAFE, Solomon||Patrick Street, St. John's||8012||29||Sarah Chafe (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|WHEELER, Reuben||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2787||19||John Wheeler (of Edward) (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|