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|
|GOSSE, William Joseph||Torbay, St. John's East District||963||19||Maude Gosse (o)||Plumber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Job||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3690||21||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RICKETTS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||3102||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Originals removed for conservation by the National Archives, photocopies of originals have been microfiilmed.|
|SIMPSON, Ronald||31 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3373||18||Mrs. Charles Boone (p)||Seaman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||902||20||Henry McWhirter (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 22, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter|
|SMITH, Aaron||Apsey Brook, Smith Sound,Trinity District||5637||20||John Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NANGLE, Thomas||0-20||Priest||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included.|
|BECK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4902||18||Cyrus Beck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALIDAY, Abel||Smith Sound, Brittania Cove, Trinity District||1885||22||Rachael Haliday (p)||Engineer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|COLLIER, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||1524||30||Isabella Collier (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Coller.|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|SHANNAHAN, Robert D.||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||3133||20||John Shannahan (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRATTEN, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5462||24||John Stratten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Stratton.|
|JOHNSON, George MacNess Whiteway||No information||0-28||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Appointed to Indian Army 1918.|
|PEACH, John||Red Harbour, Burin District||5922||19||Leander Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1998||19||Eli Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|RYDER, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1293||19||Agnes Ryder (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||486||24||John White (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|CONSTANTINE, Stephen||63 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4209||21||Ellen Constantine (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wesley E.||Cabot Street, St. John's||3462||18||John T. Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GALLOP, Morgan||Haggerty Street, St.Johns||2434||18||Mrs. R. Kennedy (p)||Postman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3826||18||Patrick Hickey (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5890||22||Samuel Philips (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Thomas||118 Water Street. St. John's||3245||24||Norah Tobin (o)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, William Edward||193 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-23 - 857||26||William Barnes (p)||Draper||1915||No||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #0-223, T.M. Drew which includes information on Barnes|
|WINDSOR, Wilfred Montgomery||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||672||23||H. C. Windsor (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, William Joseph||St. John's||1486||19||Elizabeth Reid (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SCAMMELL, Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||2958||21||Stewart Scammell (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, November 11, 1918|
|BOUZAN, Constantine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5290||20||James Bouzan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADLEY, Arthur||Salvage, Bonavista District||5234||19||Adam Bradley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|RUSSELL, William||Blaketown, Trinity District||5356||19||Abraham Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|PARSONS, Richard F.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||8405||19||William Parsons (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||627||24||Mrs. John Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, James||Fogo, Fogo District||6206||19||Pierce Farrell (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, William J.||Dock, Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5401||24||Selina Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERNAN, Michael||Goulds, St. John's West District||4316||26||Mary Heffernan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Vincent S.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1958||20||James Walsh (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, Charles||Horse Island, St. Barbe District||5823||20||William Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAPLIN, John Fielding||Circular Road, St. John's||584||19||Mark Chaplin (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, January 1, 1915|
|POWER, Patrick||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4883||21||Mary Power (P)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur S.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3382||20||Lucy Sheran (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1879X|
|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.|
|LYVER, Gregory||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4937||19||James Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|