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|
|BALLAM, Arthur George||Curling, St. George District||3031||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|WEST, Stephen||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6240||21||Emily West (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OWENS, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4059||19||Thomas Owens (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Archibald||Springdale, Twillingate District||8029||22||Mary Jane Spencer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, George||33 Water Street, St. John's||4090||22||Martha Lush (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Augustus||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4118||25||William Dunn (p)||Steward||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERDER, Herbert Augustus||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||2898||29||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CAREW, Vincent||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3140||23||Bessie Carew (s)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|SINCLAIR, Thomas J.||North River, Port de Grave District||5729||20||John Sinclair (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILES, Thomas||Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District||1691||23||Eli Miles (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 11, 1918|
|GRANVILLE, John H.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8121||38||Albert Chesley Granville (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||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|
|SMITH, Robert||46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4438||26||Michael Smith (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Bela||St. Jones, Trinity District||6273||22||John Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICKETTS, Josiah||Jamestown, Bonavista District||5316||19||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for # 3732 Rupert Macklin & # 3829 Everett Brown|
|MCNEILLY, James Johnson Rogerson||2 Queen Street, St. John's||2723||34||James A.W. McNeilly (o)||Broker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, Gerald||Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||1559||21||Thomas Garlur Ford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBERTS, Walter Graham||Lakeview Avenue, St. John's||368||19||John Roberts (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARTLEY, Arthur Percy||114 Barnes Road, St. John's||174||23||Walter J. Hartley (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|LONG, Edward||48 Gilbert Street, St. John's||4435||19||Henry M. Long (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2297||21||Agnes M. Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|BURDEN, Frederick William||Duckworth Street, St. John's||M-9-15-25||Mrs. F.W. Burden (s)||Medical officer||1915||No||No||No attestation papers. Not in service ledger; Honourary appointment.|
|KING, Frederick S.||Bauline, St. John's East District||3457||16||Isaac King (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger; Underage and medically unfit.|
|HUNT, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5010||19||Martha Hunt (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, William James||Change Islands, Fogo District||8240||22||Julia Blake (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Oliver||Pond Cove, St. Barbe District||6069||21||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EZEKIEL, Joseph||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1336||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FIANDER, Samuel||Coombs Cove, Fortune District||467||20||Samuel Fiander (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEYERS, Cornelius||Middleberg, Netherlands||2601||24||Juffi A.P. de Wel (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, William||Miles Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4263||21||Joseph Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|MCGRATH, Ronald B.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2712||19||Mrs. John Thomey (o)||Train despatcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, August 13, 1917|
|DOBBIN, Dennis||Gaskiers, Placentia-St. Marys District||5731||19||Bernard Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAINES, Leslie||Lamaline, Burin District||8419||20||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMORE, Levi||Cutwell Harbour, Long Island, Twillingate District||2425||25||Dinah Normore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in next of kin, both Mrs. Dinah Normore and Mrs. James Colbourne are listed as being his mother, Dinah Normore was his adoptive mother.|
|WELLS, Fred||Springdale, Twillingate District||4031||18||Herbert Wells (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|WHEELER, Francis E.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1909||25||John Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873|
|GRIMES, Rupert||St. John's||773||20||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, John||Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2886||18||Abram Carroll (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Samuel||15 Howe Place, St. John's||4016||23||Martha Grouchy (o)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANNIGAN, James Joseph||St. John's||1124||19||Minnie Lannigan (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Death certificate and some other correspondence in French|
|CURREN, Charles||239 Theatre Hill, St. John's||3800||18||Thomas Curren (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Curran.|