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|
|LEGGE, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3314||19||Jessie (John) Crocker (p)||Millwright||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1978X.|
|FUDGE, Aubrey||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5684||19||Peter Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|Badcock, Herbert Ernest||396 Southside Road, St. John's||2855||19||Henry Badcock (p)||Carman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Bertram G.||Triton West, Twillingate District||8189||19||William Winsor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|REES, Maxwell||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||4332||19||Reuben Rees (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Victor Sydney||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-52 - 2895||19||J.R. Bennett (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HALE, Albert||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5960||19||John Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Fred||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4035||19||Reuben Small (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Victoria, Carbonear District||4535||19||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VARDY, Reuben||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3527||19||John Vardy (p)||Occupation: Storekeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur||36 George Street, St. John's||2095||19||Mary Ann Whalen (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Reginald||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4961||19||John Rose (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Jack||Manuels, Harbour Main District||2703||19||Mrs. John Snow (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SHEPPARD, Harold||63 Duckworth Street, St. John's||8224||19||Laura Sheppard (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JANES, Frank||13 Barters Hill, St. John's||4621||19||Harry Janes||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLIGREW, Henry J.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5115||19||Fred Kelligrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Eli||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2229||19||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLESPIE, Patrick||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||2584||19||Mrs. John Gillespie (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Naaman||Parsons Pond, St. Barbe District||3429||19||Simon Payne (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918. CWGC.|
|ROSE, Stephen H.||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4206||19||John Rose (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See # 4006 for misfiled document|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||22 York Street, St. John's||473||19||Mrs. Sheppard (p)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOULTON, John Albert||Burin, Burin District||2960||19||Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OWENS, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4059||19||Thomas Owens (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRIDE, Cecil||Exploits, Twillingate District||3745||19||John Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2752||19||Nathan Hussey (p)||Cabman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|FELTHAM, Moses||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5568||19||Benjamin Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DIBBEN, Hubert||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2935||19||Mary Ann Dibben (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|FLEMING, Richard Francis||192 Water Street, St. John's||357||19||Mary Mason (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DROVER, Albert||Southside Road, St. John's||4951||19||Uriah Drover (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POLLARD, William||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||3823||19||William Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|