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|
|BREEN, John||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||67||20||18 Nunnery Hill, St. John's||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RODGERS, Joseph||Barnes Place, St. John's||5871||22||Bridget Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DYKE, Isaac S.||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2399||19||Samuel Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Marystown, Burin District||6054||21||Thomas Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3804||22||James Brown (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eli||New Bay, Twillingate District||3367||18||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||3479||20||Eloil Mercer (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FURLONG, David J.||Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||919||19||Lawrence J. Furlong (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, January 11, 1918||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KING, Andrew George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||3175||19||Richard King (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GULLIVER, Herbert||7 Tessier Street, St. John's||2620||23||Dina Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|QUINLIN, Arthur||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||5975||19||Samuel Quinlin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan|
|HICKEY, Lawrence||St. John's||1886||19||William Hickey (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCMANUS, Edward||16 Sebastian Street, St. John's||4504||18||Joseph McManus (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|