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|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|CUMMINS, John||St. John's||1804||21||Henry Cummins (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWSON, Augustus||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1340||20||Margaret Dawson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Patrick||Bay of Islands, St. George District||3714||18||Francis Collins (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALLS [HAWSE], Joseph||Lewis [Lewin's] Cove, Burin District||5574||19||William Halls [Hawse] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers completed as Joseph Halls, Lewis Cove, Burin; family name is Hawse; community is Loons [later Lewin's] Cove. Variant spelling of name: Hawes|
|FROST, Charles Sydney||51 Longs Hill, St. John's / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada||0-123 - 58||21||Mrs. Alexander M. Frost (p)||Bank clerk||1914||No||No||Frost's parents were Albert and Alice (Baker); recorded as Mrs. Alexander M. on attestation form.|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|SPARKS, Selby||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5137||21||Ebenezer Sparks (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sparkes.|
|TAYLOR, Albert William||Change Island, Fogo District||5954||21||Benjamin Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5269||20||Joseph Squires (o)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Morgan||Burin, Burin District||5570||20||John Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5807||21||Daniel Baker (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Nicholas||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5260||25||Susie Harris (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Manuel||Conne, Fortune District||1731||28||Thomas Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir|
|JANES, Frank||13 Barters Hill, St. John's||4621||19||Harry Janes||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MADDEN, Paul||Maddox Cove, Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4150||19||Philip Madden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLAKE, James John||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4023||19||William Blake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESHER, Jonathan||Englee, St. Barbe District||5732||23||Jessie Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1833X|
|CAMPBELL, Michael||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1818||27||Archibald McKay (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|SHEPPARD, William A.||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8136||33||Clementine Sheppard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, John||Felix Cove, St. George District||4878||18||Daniel Hall (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|COMBDON, Silas||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8428||27||Lucy Combdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4706||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Thomas||Conne River, Fortune District||4794||19||John Stride (o)||Lumberman||1918||No||No|
|GILLIS, Michael Joseph||Highlands, St. George District||0-193 - 8044||38||Elizabeth McInnis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains will of Pte. George Hollett, service #1799|
|PATTON, John||Grand Bank, Burin District||3831||21||Julia (George) Patton (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Patten|
|GOUDIE, James W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||714||23||Mrs. John Goudie (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alfred||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||6164||18||Robert Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8110||34||Fanny Anderson (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTLE, John Aquilla||St. John's||663||20||Mrs. William Antle (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||See #5604 Peter Antle for four documents relating to John Antle.|
|SMITH, Andrew||Old Shop, Trinity District||4386||18||James Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADUS, Allan||St. John's||1012||19||Susanna Meadus (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARTIGAN, Raymond||Rencontre, Fortune District||5380||18||William Hartigan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTSON, Eric McKenzie||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||497||22||Mr. Robertson (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3258||22||Mary Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, James||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5639||19||Thomas Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEXTON, Arthur||Trinity, Trinity District||2665||21||Janet Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOOPER, John||McCallum, Fortune District||6274||25||William Hooker (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, Charles||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3673||19||Abraham Warford (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, Freeman||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5543||24||Uriah Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTRET, Augustus||St. John's||1093||21||Mary Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LAKE, Frederick A.||20 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2532||18||Henry Lake (p)||Rope maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|ROGERS, Charles Dutton||88 George Street, St. John's||389||20||Robert Rogers||Grocer||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|