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|
|BAILEY, Edward||57 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, special ranking as bugler.|
|GLADNEY, William J.||Fort Townshend, St. John's||2597||18||John Gladney (p)||Letter carrier||1916||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leo||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4211||18||Anastasia O'Neill (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, Leo Joseph||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3661||18||John Maher (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINKEN, Arthur||Wild Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||4521||18||James Pinken (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pinksen|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|STAGG, Alexander||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4312||18||Joseph Stagg (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Alfred Leo||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1987||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEYTON, Joseph||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||1832||18||Richard Peyton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 28, 1917|
|WINSOR, Claude||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4112||18||Mrs. Winsor (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JONES, Edward||Trinity East, Trinity District||4513||18||John Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|ROSE, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2919||18||Matthew Rose (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KENNEDY, Georges Francis Joseph||26 Plank Road, St. John's||2966||18||Hugh Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Abel||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3706||18||Benjamin Pittman (p)||Brick maker||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FALLON, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1191||18||Susie Fallon (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FOWLOW, Hazel||Trinity East, Trinity District||3731||18||Richard Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|DALTON, William Patrick||St. John's||842||18||Mrs. William Dalton (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||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|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 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|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|IVANY, Herbert||Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District||8345||18||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Llewelyn||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3034||18||Edward Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 25, 1918|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Gordon||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||3754||18||Emma Porter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||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.|
|GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon||Carmanville, Fogo District||4213||18||Maud Wheaton (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, Richard A.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2668||18||Alice Rose (o)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|