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|
|PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm||St. John's||832||19||George Pearce (p)||Long shoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||42||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|MCNEIL, Donald Fraser||McNeil Street, St. John's||411||19||Fannie McNeil (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, July 6, 1916|
|RYAN, William Joseph||Southside Road, St. John's||133||24||Catherine Ryan (p)||Skinner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDINER, John||35 Lime Street, St. John's||144||28||Katherine Gardiner (s)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOLAND, James Francis||St. John's||765||34||William Boland||Gas fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, John||10 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||288||20||John Cleary (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WATERFIELD, Joseph R.||St. John's||789||19||Annie Waterfield (s)||Tailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|FREEBAIRN, Buchanan W.||Ferryland, Ferryland District||724||21||Dr. R. Jardine Freebairn (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|COSTELLO, Daniel||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||860||21||Daniel Costello (p)||Shoe maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|YOUNG, John Bertram||St. John's||816||20||Robert Young (p)||Grocer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|PEDDELL, John Joseph||34 Pleasant Street, St. John's||705||20||William Peddell (p)||Steward||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Peddle|
|FIELD, Larry||4 Dalys Lane, St. John's||153||20||John F. Field (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Edward Francis||157 Casey Street, St. John's||40||23||Elizabeth Edgecombe (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|MARTIN, Eric Shannon||274 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||616||22||Alfred Martin (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EVANS, Joseph Wellington||41 John Street, St. John's||181||26||Jethro Evans (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BATSON, Harold Herbert||English Harbour, Trinity District - 29 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-251 - 744||20||William Batson (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|MAY, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||351||20||Charles May (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ALLEN, Wilfred Thomas||St. John's||263||28||Mrs. Clarke (o)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NUNNS, Joseph||No Information||0-10||Mrs. Mary Ann Nunns (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger.|
|BURNS, William Gordon Henderson||3 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-267 - 160||25||Mary Burns (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HUNT, James||Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District||564||23||Elizabeth Hunt (p)||Paper hanger||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|CLARE, Lawrence Edward||332 Water Street, St. John's||343||21||John Clare (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|PRATT, Arthur Milligan||Leslie Street, St. John's||522||28||Fannie Pratt (p)||Traveller||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STONE, Llewellyn||5 New Gower Street, St. John's||26||24||James A. Stone (p)||Painter||1914||No||No|
|OLLERHEAD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||746||24||James Ollerhead||School teacher||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JAMES, Thomas Lincoln||Mount Angels, St. John's||370||20||Mr. James||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Gordon Bolton||St. John's||838||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDERSON, William Stafford||5 Park Place, Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||418||21||Mr. Anderson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, John||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||626||Robert Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHANCEY, George Wilbur||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||78||26||William Chancey (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||No||No|
|GULLIVER, George McFarlane||St. John's||937||23||John Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: McFarlane|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COMOR, Maurice||Blackpool, England, United Kingdom||725||21||Henry Comor (p)||Salesman||1914||Jewish||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|NEWMAN, Archibald Mark||Twillingate, Twillingate District||487||24||Henry Newman (p)||Sailmaker||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||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.|
|HUSSEY, William Thomas||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||356||28||Edward Hussey (p)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|