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|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, John D.||31 Queen's Road, St. John's||8494||23||Patrick C. O'Driscoll (p)||Scaler||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Daniel||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1518||23||Levi Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LILLIE, Ronald MacDonald||St. John's||947||23||Ronald M. Lillie (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|RENDELL, George Raymond||Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||3898||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Herbert||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||1489||23||John Piercie (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2618||23||Mrs. James King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, Francis James||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2168||23||W. G. Christian (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PERRY, George W.||Indian Island, Fogo District||5384||23||Jesse Perry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Harold W.||Spruce Street, St. John's||6280||23||William J. Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Lawrence||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||6084||23||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|KENT, Thomas||348 Water Street West, St. John's||4144||23||Matthew Kent (p)||Grocer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHAW, William James||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4278||23||John Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|DANIELS, Peter||402 Water Street, St. John's||318||23||Eva Fitzpatrick (p)||Confectioner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Stanley Gordon||St. John's||1235||23||Mrs. William Pike (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 10, 1916|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Keywood||Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District||3320||23||Robert Rideout (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HARDY, James||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5331||23||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|HUNT, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||8159||23||James Hunt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HAYNES, William||134 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-257 - 1974||23||William Haynes (p)||Book keeper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIGGS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4085||23||William Riggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEE, George James||Grand Bank, Burin District||5875||23||Henry Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOWLOW, George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4345||23||Martin Fowlow (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5042||23||Henry Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|