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|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|RYAN, William Joseph||Southside Road, St. John's||133||24||Catherine Ryan (p)||Skinner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RODGERS, Edward||41B Cook Street, St. John's||8381||20||Samuel Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|GARLAND, George Stanley||52 Mullock Street, St. John's||200||20||Eli Garland (p)||Post office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|LEGGE, Isaac||Robinsons Head, St. George District||5461||21||Thomas Legge (p)||Section man||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DONNELLY, Thomas||87 Circular Road, St. John's||8147||18||John Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, John||16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||6110||20||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael S.||32 Queens Road, St. John's||0-191||41||Kathleen E. Sullivan (s)||Booker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Robert||Fogo, Fogo District||4066||18||Susan Freeman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John||23 Princes Street, St. John's||44||20||Mr. Dunphy (o)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, December 12, 1915|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MAGANNAM, Charles||St. John's - Mount Lebanon, Lebanon||713||19||Abad Magannam (p)||Pedlar||1914||No||No|
|BROWN, Patrick J.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||4965||22||Peter Brown (o)||Tailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOLLOWAY, Whittier||Portland, Bonavista District||3768||18||James M. Holloway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, William||Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4668||20||William Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Edward Taylor||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1704||22||Harriet James (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Allen||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5994||19||James Blunden (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Blunden.|
|SHEPPARD, Freeman||Harbour Grace South, Harbour Grace District||4724||24||John Sheppard (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUTLER, Philip||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5961||20||Thomas Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|MOORE, Thomas||Grand River, St. George District||1527||21||Elizabeth Moore (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918|
|MERCER, Harvey||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District||8196||22||Mrs. John Brooks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Thomas Martin||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2508||18||Jane French (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No|
|SAMMS, Amos||Codroy, St. George District||6171||19||Philip Samms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HYNES, Frederick||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6017||21||Josephine Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Melville||Purcells Harbour, Twillingate district||8150||19||John Colbourne (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Samuel||Victoria, Carbonear District||972||28||Richard Penney (p)||Miner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, James||45 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8311||19||Andrew Johnson (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Selby Allan||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||2790||19||Eleanor Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLERIDGE, Peter||Trinity, Trinity District||5852||19||Deborah Coleridge (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUIRK, Daniel Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1305||19||Matilda Quirk (p)||Railroading||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Albert||Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, Fortune District||1203||21||Elizabeth Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1915||Congregationalist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 1, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Andrew||24 Cabot Street, St. John's||8216||19||James Abbott (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Waldemar||Lamaline, Burin District||6243||22||Joseph Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIELLY, Leo||17 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||6219||William Kielly (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|POPE, Clarence||Stones Cove, Fortune District||6319||19||George Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Church of England (Anglican)|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Goodwin||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5456||20||Frederick Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORNACT, Peter||Cape St. George, St. George District||4198||19||John Cornact (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name - Cormack, Cormick, Cormact; Cornact or Cornect is a common family name of the Bay St. George region. Previously transcribed as Cormack.|
|TAYLOR, William R.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4103||18||18||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|