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|
|BURT, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4987||19||Robert Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frank||71 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3374||32||Gertrude Seymour (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Robert||20 Carnell Street, St. John's||4618||22||George Lawrence (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, John||Old Shop, Trinity District||2157||20||Elmer Day (p)||Iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Ernest||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2338||23||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SPENCER, Allan R.||Fortune, Burin District||5564||21||John Spencer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|THORNHILL, Charles C.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||4958||18||Benjamin J. Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, Daniel||Fox Cove, Burin District||2954||30||Henry Antle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, James W.||Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District||5903||21||George Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY, Archibald||57 Flower Hill, St. John's||154||20||Simon Gooby (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents|
|MOULTON, Rennie||Burin, Burin District||4320||18||Thomas Moulton (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Aaron||Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District||5637||20||John Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|TAYLOR, Richard H.||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||1973||21||C.F. Taylor (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HAMLIN, Stewart||Crow Head, Twillingate District||5609||20||Daniel Hamlin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 19, 1918||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Daniel Stewart Hamlin|
|MOSS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||8447||33||Frederick Moss (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Jacob||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8060||23||Bridget Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Lorenzo George||Belleoram, Fortune District||3528||18||Kathleen Fudge (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||5231||20||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|MURRAY, Archibald||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2733||21||Edward Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|OSBORNE, Reuben||Grand Bank, Burin District||3421||19||John Osbourne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MORGAN, Walter||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5659||20||Joseph Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGROW, Herbert||3 George Street, St. John's||3441||18||Joseph LeGrow (p)||Marble cutter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLEY, James||Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District||4756||19||Michael Mulley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JEDDORE, Peter J.||Conne River, Fortune District||3537||19||Noel Jeddore (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Jeddose, P. and Geddore R.|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, William P.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1605||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|PHALEN, Edmund||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6336||23||George Phalen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKANES, William||North River, Port de Grave District||5918||20||Patrick Skanes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|