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|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|MOULTON, John Albert||Burin, Burin District||2960||19||Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|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|
|MILLER, Martin||Trinity, Trinity District||3995||22||Robert Miller (p)||Paper maker||1917||Methodist||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|
|BALL, John A.||Codroy, St. George District||3785||22||George Ball (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANT, George||Marystown, Burin District||6039||21||Bernard Grant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Walter||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5529||21||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Ridout|
|LANE, Samuel||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||5271||20||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, Allan Stephen||Twillingate, South Side, Twillingate District||1286||21||Anna Young (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Frank||St. John's||985||20||George and Mary Ann Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHARMAN, Victor Lionel||Camberwell, London, England, United Kingdom||8321||22||Edward Sharman (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|OWENS, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4059||19||Thomas Owens (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence||St. John's||1566||19||Edward Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRUKEN, Thomas||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1363||18||Alice Druken (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 1, 1916|
|NEWELL, William Thomas||14 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||520||28||Emma Newell (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5953||22||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Patrick||Turks Gut, Conception Bay, Port de Grave District||3188||18||Patrick Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|REARDON, Michael||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||3342||25||Patrick Reardon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDWARDS, Peter||Lawn, Burin District||4945||20||John Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||4708||20||Nathaniel Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NOFTLE, William||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||2826||20||James B. Noftle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Noftall.|
|SMITH, Allan Jackson||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2269||29||William B. Smith (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, John (Jack)||70 Cabot Street, St. John's||5087||20||Thomas Pike (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPSON, Frank Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-130 - 2915||29||Mary Rita Hopson (s)||Paper maker||1916||No||No||Hopson was attached 88th Infantry Brigade H.Q.|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|STAGG, Alexander||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4312||18||Joseph Stagg (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SHAVE, George R.||Fogo, Fogo District||2039||26||William Shave (p)||Picture framer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCKAY, William||269 Water Street West, St. John's||4704||22||Elizabeth McKay (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril||Carbonear, Carbonear District||955||19||Lizzie Mahoney (o)||Dry goods clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Ernest||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4017||19||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5010||19||Martha Hunt (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|