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|
|ROBERTS, Robert||Pushthrough, Fortune District||3540||18||Nathaniel Roberts (p)||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HOPKINS, Thomas Roland||Hearts Content, Trinity District||887||23||Mr. And Mrs. Hopkins (p)||Draper||1915||No||No|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|STAPLETON, John||Marystown, Burin District||6067||19||Lizzie Stapleton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEARS, Ralph C.||9 King's Road, St. John's||2317||18||Alfred H. Shears (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, John||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||5267||20||Jeremiah Fitzgerald (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MULLETT, Abraham Thomas||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||437||23||James Mullett (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EVOY, Andrew||Harricott, Placentia-St. Marys District||2200||21||Thomas Evoy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Alphaeus||Golf Avenue, St. John's||0-276 - 2062||19||Ephraim Brown (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Marmaduke||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||1346||19||Mariah Manuel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3782||18||Samuel Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Tremlett|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRAY, Patrick Joseph||St. John's||788||19||Michael Murray (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, Edwin G.||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8094||22||Samson Burt (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Nelson||Botwood, Twillingate District||661||21||Selina Evans (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|AVERY, Oswald||St. John's||1842||20||Archibald Avery (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CURRAN, Daniel||St. John's||1022||20||Ann Curran (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, William John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2608||18||Mrs. William Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||St. John's||319||24||Street car conductor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger.|
|MAHER, Peter||31 Cuddihy Street, St. John's||8298||18||Peter Maher (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|DEWLING, George||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||2438||19||Mrs. Robert House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Dowling|
|HEARN, Michael||119 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||5015||22||William LeGrow (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Peter Francis||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||85||37||Marion Mansfield (p)||Traveller||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|IVANY, Herbert||Dark Cove, Gambo, Bonavista District||8345||18||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTLE, William||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||4807||19||Mrs. Annie Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Joseph Ingram||Princeton, Bonavista District||3019||22||Joliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5916||24||Richard Allen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BARTLETT, James||40 Gilbert Street, St. John's||8042||22||Cooper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|KENNETT, William Patrick||104 Gower Street, St. John's||127||23||Margaret Kennett (s)||Bartender||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Kenneth.|
|PLOUGHMAN, John||Port Rexton, Trinity District||890||21||Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ploughman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Champneys North, Trinity District||4978||19||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOVE, Elias||Chance Harbour, Twillingate District||4174||19||John Dove (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, Thomas Edward||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1824||31||Henry Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||No||No|
|YOUNG, Lloyd||Springdale, Twillingate District||3591||20||Elias Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOWLOW, William||St. John's||1025||34||Mary Ellen Fowlow (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COBB, William George||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2772||21||George Cobb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, James||Gambo, Bonavista District||5723||21||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|