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|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|HAMILTON, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4849||23||Philip Hamilton (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|SKANES, Charles||Cow Head, St. Barbe District||3701||22||Francis Skanes (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|GRIFFIN, Lawrence||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1296||19||Elizabeth Griffin (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|STONE, George Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||772||19||W.P. Stone (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURNEW, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1337||22||Mr. And Mrs. Curnew (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents of service #1339, William Carew, bearing the incorrect service number.|
|MOORE, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2698||19||Arthur Moore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|MADDIGAN, Michael Joseph||314 Water Street, St. John's||183||19||Michael Maddigan (p)||Shoe cutter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, James||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6126||24||John Harris (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBO, Henry||Grand John, Fortune District||1720||20||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|SULEY, Ambrose||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3610||20||John Suley (p)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Sulley|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Chesley||Trinity East, Trinity District||4346||18||Albert Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERRIDGE, William||Hoop Cove, Fortune District||6310||21||Manuel Herridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Cecil B.||Botwood, Twillingate District||2382||19||George Penney (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVEY, Charles||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2371||20||Mrs. E. Davey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEORGE, William||Bell Island, St.John's East District||720||20||Alfred George (p)||Engine Driver||1914||No||No|
|MORRIS, Robert||Great Jervais, Fortune District||1354||28||David Morris (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTLE, Peter Joseph||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2986||18||Peter Whittle Sr. (p)||Office clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||136 Harvey Street, St. John's||6244||18||Moses Wellman (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, William Howe||7 Waverley Road, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||0-210||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included ; musketry instructor.|
|PAYNE, Bernard||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1874||18||John Payne(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Ambrose||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3809||27||Reuben Ellis (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|PLOUGHMAN, Hezekiah||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4929||21||William Ploughman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANVILLE, Harry||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5439||20||Robert Granville (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Henry is written on second page of attestation paper.|
|MARCH, William||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3131||21||William March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, John A.||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||8409||24||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|BILLIARD, Walter||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6289||20||Samuel E. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard|
|SEYMOUR, Lester||Botwood, Twillingate District||3708||18||Louisa Seymour (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Edward George||Rocky Lane, St. John's||83||19||Henry Noftall (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MAHONEY, Frank||336 Water Street West, St. John's||4310||20||Thomas Mahoney (p)||Mechanical dentist(?)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COBB, Hector||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4038||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|