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|
|NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden||53 Parade Street, St. John's||129||19||C.M. Nichol (p)||Marine engineer||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|FOX, John Edward Joseph||St. John's||0-81 - 142||23||Lady Morris (p)||1914||No||No|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Herbert||Anchorage, Duckworth Street, St, John's||0-93||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|JANES, Walter Harold||269 Southside Road, St. John's||56||23||J.W. Janes (p)||Accountant||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRON, Thomas Frank||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||568||26||Robert Barron (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Walter||Topsail, Harbour Main District||552||19||Solomon Kearley (p)||Mechanic||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURCELL, Chesley Gordon||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||0-260 - 647||18||George Murcell (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LAWLOR, Richard Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||929||22||Thomas Lawlor (o)||Coachman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Harold Wesley||85 New Gower Street, St. John's||197||23||Henry Janes (p)||Ladies tailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MANNING, Peter Joseph||Sheehans Chute, St. John's||687||19||Fanny Manning (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Kenneth||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||412||25||Joseph Morris (p)||School teacher||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LUFF, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||350||26||William Luff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SKINNER, Arthur John||33 Duckworth Street, St. John's||202||22||John Skinner (p)||Marble worker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2155X.|
|BURT, Gladstone Rendell||279 Southside Road, St. John's||0-263 - 54||20||Joshua Burt (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||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|
|SHAEEN, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon)||712||24||Angela Shaeen (s)||Merchant||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Sheen, Sheehan.|
|CONSTANTINE, Peter Joseph||20 McFarlane Street, St. John's||563||20||Peter J. Constantine (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, April 8, 1920|
|WINDSOR, Stanley Charles||Aquaforte, Ferryland District||301||21||Henry Windsor (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDING, Herbert||Brazils Field, St. John's||353||30||Elizabeth Harding (s)||Teamster||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|CUFF, Heber||Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District||524||22||John Cuff (p)||Iron worker||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUKINS, George||5 Lyon Square, St. John's||544||21||Alice Lukins (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 1, 1917||some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, William||Forest Road, St. John's||553||19||Tasker Cook (p)||Tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 26, 1918|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Cecil Stanley||Leslie Street, St. John's||0-12 - 102||23||Mrs. John Savage (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMONDS, William Thomas||60 Hamilton Street, St. John's||349||25||Lily Simmonds (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|RAYNES, Henry Richard||St. John's||801||23||Robert Raynes (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Name listed as both Harry and Henry.|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||69 McFarlane Street, St. John's||7||19||Anthony Taylor (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Frank||Holyrood, Harbour Main district||161||20||William P. Walsh||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, William Bernard||St. John's||711||20||John Taylor (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|NICOL, John Francis||11 Flavin Street, St. John's||336||19||Henry Nicol (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Nichol.|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick Earnest||116 Pleasant Street, St. John's||685||19||George Snow (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THOMAS, Walter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||722||25||Isabel Thomas (p)||Machinist||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 15, 1916|