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|
|WEIR, William H.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8444||23||Thomas Weir (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Oscar Augustus||Leslie Street, St. John's||337||23||Mr. Vaughan (o)||Carman||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 4, 1917|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, George Raymond||Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||3898||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|PIERCEY, Herbert||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||1489||23||John Piercie (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|BROWN, Robert Gill||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1565||23||Ellen Brown (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PAINTER, George T.||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||3506||23||Mrs. Arthur Painter (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWELL, Charles A.||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3284||23||Charles Howell (p)||Miner||1916||No||No|
|PATEY, John||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6117||23||Mary Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Reuben||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1633||23||Richards Parsons Sr. (of Joseph)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|PERRY, George W.||Indian Island, Fogo District||5384||23||Jesse Perry (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Harold W.||Spruce Street, St. John's||6280||23||William J. Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMILTON, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4849||23||Philip Hamilton (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Thomas||64 Cabot Street, St. John's||3288||23||Mrs. Thomas Collins (s)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, Arthur||Brigus, Port de Grave District||641||23||John Watts (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|OAKE, Bertram William||Fogo, Fogo District||539||23||Ham Oake (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|RIGGS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4085||23||William Riggs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOWLOW, George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4345||23||Martin Fowlow (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Ambrose William||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||1326||23||James Stride (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 19, 1916||Photographs of grave-site included.|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4591||23||Fanny Vickers (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, Lewis||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2567||23||Mrs. George Chaulk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|KENNEDY, Michael||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2552||23||Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s)||Blacksmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|NORRIS, Daniel||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5285||23||Henry Thomas Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Harry Augustus||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3943||23||Robert James Wells (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|HANNON, Frank J.||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2184||23||Mrs Patrick O'Gorman (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PENNY, Isaac||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||3686||23||Charles Penny (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|ETHERIDGE, Gordon||Champneys East, Trinity District||1858||23||John Etheridge (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEDDLE, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4862||23||Edward Peddle (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAIRD, John Joseph||321 Water Street, St. John's||648||23||Samuel Baird (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHUCK, Charles||Petrograde, Russia||2496||23||John Chuck (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, January 16, 1919|
|HISCOCK, Alfred||Fleming Street, St. John's||3447||23||Hilda Hiscock (s)||Engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|HAMMOND, Thomas||93 Gower Street, St. John's||360||23||Thomas Hammond (p)||Dry goods clerk||1921||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|COLBOURNE, Arthur Frederick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||444||23||E.B. Colbourne (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Stanley Gordon||St. John's||1235||23||Mrs. William Pike (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 10, 1916|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MIFFLEN, James||Bonavista, Bonavista District||0-186 - 419||23||Mrs. Arthur Miles (p)||Trader||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Mifflin|
|SULLIVAN, William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2311||23||Thomas Sullivan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWLOR, Jack||67 Monkstown Road, St. John's||5078||23||Thomas Lawlor (p)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|