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|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Paul P.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1705||19||Reverend Edwin Moore (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAKE, Alphonsus Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||1762||20||Julia Ann Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to Regt. # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Frank||No Information||1033||1915||No||No||No information in service ledger; released May 1915.|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NEWELL, Kenneth S.||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1692||21||John Newell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HIBBS, John Leslie||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1496||20||Julia Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|PERRAN, William G.||St. John's||1690||20||Mrs. Thomas Perran (p)||Coachman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|BUTLER, Edward William||Fogo, Fogo District||1567||23||Phoebe Butler (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEARLEY, Eber||Blaketown, Trinity District||1450||20||Charles Kearley (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PILGRIM, Allan||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1850||19||Henry Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim|
|TAYLOR, William Bartlett||St. John's||1240||20||Mrs. Taylor (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, May 17, 1917|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|KEOUGH, Edward Nicholas||St. John's||1365||30||Margaret Keough (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIKSEN, Ernest||Traytown, Bonavista District||1385||22||Mary Gulliksen (p)||Millman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Battery Road, St. John's||1242||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|GOODLAND, Oliver||Elliston, Trinity District||1834||20||John Goodland (p)||Barkerman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HISCOCK, William James||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||1929||31||George Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINKSTEN, Edward||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||1358||18||Mrs. Pinksten (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Leo Michael||St. John's||959||19||Mrs. Richard Voisey (p)||Stove fitter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MURPHY, Edward Patrick||Catalina, Trinity District||1252||32||Mr. Murphy (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Launcelot||Lamaline, Burin District||1161||21||Mary Ann Pike (p)||Labourer (builder's contractor)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Alexander||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||1881||19||Willis King (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 4, 1916|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEEPING, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||1755||19||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, James||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1448||20||Mary Jane Coish (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WADE, Edgar||Elliston, Trinity District||1917||20||Maria Wade (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|SNOW, Joseph||Griquet, St. Barbe District||1870||21||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|OLIVER, John||Grand Lake, St. George District||2023||18||Mary Jane Oliver (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, John Benjamin||Catalina, Trinity District||1163||18||Dottie Hicks (o)||Telegraph operator||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FARRELL, Samuel||St. Jacques, Fortune District||1761||23||Mrs. Farrell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAN, Thomas||St. John's||2041||32||Elizabeth Ronan (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DICKS, Joseph||Mortier, Burin District||1702||20||Michael Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|