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|
|MERCER, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5369||25||Charles Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANLON, James||St. John's||8450||54||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEARLEY, Reginald||Campbellton, Twillingate District||8257||29||John Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Roland||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||8511||20||Peter Campbell (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SHORT, John||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||3201||21||T.W. Short (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PINSENT, Willis G.||Brighton, Twillingate District||5525||20||Samuel Pincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pincent|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|OLIPHANT, John Joseph||St. John's||1701||18||George L. Oliphant (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYNES, William||134 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-257 - 1974||23||William Haynes (p)||Book keeper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENSEN, Lewis||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5567||19||White Jensen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, Edward||St. John's||1299||18||Mrs. Doyle (p)||Barber||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Cyril W.||Britannia, Trinity District||4065||18||Walter Bugden (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Thomas||Champneys North, Trinity District||4976||18||Mary Bailey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNAUGHTON, John||St. John's / Blair Drummond, Scotland, United Kingdom||1302||19||Mr. McNaughton (p)||Tailor||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FRIZELL, William||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3279||21||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6124||20||Philip King (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEATON, Arch||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8466||26||Thomas Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKAY, Murdoch James||Scotland, United Kingdom||0-138 - 1861||1915||No||No||No attestation papers - formerly of the Seaforth Highlanders; Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel; Variant spelling of name: Murdock|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Codroy, St. George District||4860||20||James Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MCCULLOCK, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2148||26||Thomas McCullock (p)||Groom||1916||No||No|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAWKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1606||24||Fanny Hawkins (p)||River driver||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SLADE, Solomon||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4321||20||John Slade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, George Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3409||19||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ETHRIDGE, Gordon||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6247||18||Charles Ethridge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.|
|HINES, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||5433||20||Robert Hines (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hynes|
|ANDREWS, Ralph Martin||18 Hamilton Street, St. John's||55||20||Nathan Andrews (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Henry||New Perlican, Trinity District||5249||24||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANGEL, John||St. John's||8383||35||Anastatia Angel (s)||Baker and cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||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.|
|OBRIEN, Allan Francis||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1380||19||Mary O'Brien (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5145||19||Martin Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMMING, John||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||5899||19||James Flemming (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Flemming and Fleming; attestation forms completed as Flemming.|
|RODGERS, Simeon George||Sibleys Cove, Trinity District||5328||19||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|