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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Enlistmentsort descending Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
YOUNG, Michael Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8287 17 Mary Young (o) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
DUFFETT, James Freshwater Road, St. John's 6198 17 William Duffett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOONE, Lewis B. Seldom Come By, Fogo District 2019 17 Samuel Boone (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
FENNELL, Thomas St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6193 17 Johanna Fennell (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SEAWARD, John Cupids, Port de Grave District 8290 17 Frederick Seaward (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
JANES, Lewis Phillips Head, Twillingate District 8266 17 Dorcas Lidstone (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SEARS, James 82 New Gower Street, St. John's 2410 17 William Sears (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.
TIBBO, Richard St. John's 4411 17 Richard Tibbo (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Number also assigned to Charles Lewis. I.
RICHARDS, Harry Victor Glenwood, Twillingate District 952 17 Charles T. Richards (p) Fox farmer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
OXFORD, Henry Rencontre, Fortune District 2926 17 Samuel Oxford (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REID, Caleb Little Catalina, Trinity District 8464 17 James Reid (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
MORRIS, Cyril Sharman 9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom 3058 17 Percy Morris (p) Student 1917 No No Attested for short service
READ, John H. Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2016 17 Mrs. H.J. (Lillian) Read (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.
FRASER, Hazen 234 Duckworth Street, St. John's 2404 17 Dr. N.S. Fraser (p) Student 1916 Presbyterian No No
COURTNEY, Edgar Hatcher Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District 2530 17 Mrs. Joseph Warren (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, Phillip Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 1889 17 Margaret Power (p) Office clerk 1915 No No
PATERSON, John Queens Road, St. John's 0-211 - 3454 17 Dr. L. Paterson (p) Student 1917 Presbyterian No No
MURPHY, John Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District 3582 17 William Murphy (p) Sailor 1917 Roman Catholic No No PDF
WARREN, Gilbert S. Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1649 17 Edward Warren (p) Farmer 1915 Methodist No No
THOMEY, James Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4089 17 Maggie Thomey (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
EZEKIEL, Joseph George Gallows Cove, Harbour Main 2272 17 Thomas Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BECK, James St. Lawrence, Burin District 4902 18 Cyrus Beck (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, James Millertown, Twillingate District 3712 18 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Herbert Otto St. John's 1770 18 Thomas Daniel Adams (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CRIMP, William 10 McDougall Street, St. John's 4508 18 Bride Crimp (p) Apprentice tailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEE, Ernest Fortune, Burin District 4171 18 Lizzie Faucher (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MATHIESON, Gerald Topsail Road, St. John's 4405 18 John Mathieson (p) Apprentice engineering 1918 Presbyterian No No
RENDELL, Fred Twillingate, Twillingate District 1851 18 Bessie Elliot (o) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
PIERCEY, George Fortune, Burin District 3906 18 Martha Piercey (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
MESSERVEY, William Sandy Point, St. George District 4152 18 Martha Messervey (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
WHEELER, Baxter Greenspond, Bonavista District 4227 18 George Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GILLIES, William Walter 58 Gower Street, St. John's 3710 18 William Gillis (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, John Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 8403 18 Edward Lewis (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
KEARLEY, James Avondale, Harbour Main District 3896 18 John Kearley (p) Operator 1917 Roman Catholic No No
CROCKER, Odo Cowards Island, Bonavista District 5175 18 Richard Crocker (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Manuel Edward St. Lawrence, Burin District 2666 18 Mrs. Lewis Pike (p) Tailor 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TAYLOR, Ronald 152 Casey Street, St. John's 8499 18 Hubert Taylor (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
MACKAY, Walter Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4105 18 Herbert Mackay (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 2, 1918
MCGRORY, John 83 Patrick Street, St. John's 3154 18 David McGrory (p) Steward 1916 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - McGory
CHIPPETT, Harry T. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8238 18 Nathaniel Chippett (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
BRYANT, Charles Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 3623 18 Herbert Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
OBRIEN, Justin 50 Colonial Street, St. John's 3476 18 Michael O'Brien (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, October 20, 1918
POWER, Redmond J. Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2386 18 Patrick Power (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GREENING, William Port Blandford, Bonavista District 3254 18 Jackson Greening (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
DAY, Elthun Arthur Port Rexton, Trinity District 2878 18 Joseph John Day (p) Bank clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FITZPATRICK, James 180 Pleasant Street, St. John's 8438 18 John Fitzpatrick (p) Bugler 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally served as drummer; enlisted when of age; recorded on reel at two locations.
GEORGE, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 3966 18 Thomas George (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTLETT, Percy Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4834 18 Mrs. George Bartlett (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No