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|
|COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank||St. George, St. George District||2296||20||Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GOIGLAS, George||61 George Street, St. John's||3615||24||Anthony Goiglas (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Goigalis, Geiglas, Geigalis, Goglas.|
|CUFF, William John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3885||19||Gideon Cuff (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||178||23||James Kelly (p)||Sailor||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Frank||Battery Road, St. John's||405||20||Thomas Snelgrove (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Rennie||Burin, Burin District||4320||18||Thomas Moulton (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, John||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||3884||29||Susanna Badcock (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|ENNIS, Lewis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3616||20||John Jos. Ennis (p)||Tradesman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STURGE, Esau||Brookfield, Bonavista District||6238||21||Victoria Sturge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Hedley||St. John's||1129||19||Susanna Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|AUCHINLECK, James||121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8375||19||Jane Auchinleck (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OLEARY, Francis M.||41 York Street, St. John's||4475||24||Francis O'Leary (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, Benjamin||Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||3502||18||John William Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Isaac||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3824||20||Joseph Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See end of #3396 for two documents concerning Isaac Pearce|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John||Trinity, Trinity District||4522||21||George Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSMOND, Martin||Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District||5377||21||Peter Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SKINNER, George H.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8446||31||Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DORAN, John||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2660||18||Isabel Doran (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|CROCKER, Edwin||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5962||19||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||3143||23||Louisa Fifield (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edward Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||112||22||Matthew Murphy (p)||Mail clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of||0-166 - 573||30||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|PUDDISTER, John||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5446||20||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Molliers, Burin District||4084||18||John C. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Frank||68 Bannerman Street, St. John's||66||19||Thomas Richardson (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|ANDREWS, Robert||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8018||25||Muriel Andrews (s)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3907||18||Henry Brinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|BAKER, John||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||4715||21||Hannah Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Robert Nelson||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4190||21||Jessie Hopkins (o)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LODGE, Nathaniel George||Catalina, Trinity District||2810||26||Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|