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|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHAULK, Garland||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4208||19||Jesse Chaulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EBBS, John Henry||4 Fleming Street, St. John's||2351||19||Agnes Ebbs (p)||Coachman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 21, 1916|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REES, George Wilfred||22 Mullock Street, St. John's||388||19||Mary Jane Rees (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains part of the file of Eaneas Rees, service # 25881, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.|
|MYRICK, John||12 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||99||19||Patrick Myrick (p)||Baker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 10, 1915|
|HOWLETT, James Joseph||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3313||19||John Howlett (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RICE, Arthur||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5279||19||Patrick Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Thomas||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2746||19||Margaret Fewer (p)||Pulp maker||1916||Roman Catholic - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in religion|
|FIELD, John||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2003||19||James T. Phillips (o)||Tinsmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TAYLOR, Segar||Carbonear, Carbonear District||956||19||Francis Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Peter||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2474||19||Peter Clarke (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEAZLEY, John||Mud Cove, Burin District||3718||19||George Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Eneas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||5724||19||Elizabeth Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, Samuel||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4633||19||Henry Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LESHANA, David||131 Casey Street, St. John's||4420||19||Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.|
|MERCER, George||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2586||19||Job Mercer (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHANEY, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||4138||19||Frank Mahaney (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney|
|STRICKLAND, Robert||Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District||5191||19||Thomas Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Ethelred||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5113||19||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Alexander||Clarenville, Trinity District||3430||19||Maryann Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, John W.||38 New Gower Street, St. John's||5021||19||James Martin (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLEY, James||Cape St. Francis, St. John's East District||4756||19||Michael Mulley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Vincent||Rencontre, Fortune District||5562||19||Thomas Oakley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Aaron||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||2646||19||Mrs. Noah King (p)||School master||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Leonard Josiah||30 Springdale Steet, St. John's||372||19||Maude Barrett (p)||Jeweller||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ONEILL, Leonard||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2130||19||mother (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GRANT, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5204||19||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert G.||Grand Falls,Twillingate District||5148||19||Robert Mercer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, William Walter||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||41||19||W.J. Richards (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|MOORS, Chesley Peter||Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District||5752||19||Frederick Moores (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LARNER, Reginald Joseph||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2238||19||Sarah Larner (p)||Operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|