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|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, John||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2640||20||Mrs. John Edgar (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Henry||59 Lime Street, St. John's||291||21||Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WADE, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4709||22||Michael Wade (p)||Conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Frank P.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4480||26||Annie Pike (p)||Manager, lumber||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|TRACEY, Martin||Water Street, St. John's||8253||42||Hannah Tracey (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|VATCHER, Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2827||18||John Vatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||4248||19||Charles Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KNOTT, William||Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3923||19||Robert Knott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, James||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||5408||20||Elizabeth Doyle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|LAYTE, Lewis||Fogo, Fogo District||5428||20||John Layte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Laite, Lane, Leyte|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|EDDY, Ernest||Lady Cove, Bonavista Bay||3251||18||Mary Sharpe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|LAMBERT, John||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||3026||18||Richard Lambert (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HYNES, Bernard||New Battery Road, St. John's||4075||18||Hezekiah Hynes (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARRIS, Robert N.||Our Harbour, Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6045||22||Robert Harris (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William Richard||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5079||22||Caleb Squires (p)||Conductor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARPENTER, John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4861||20||Thomas Carpenter (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCORMACK, James||487 Southside, St. John's||2658||21||Gertrude McCormack (s)||Boiler maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINDS, Edmund||Change Islands, Fogo District||4225||18||John Hinds (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Pearce||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5541||20||Jesse Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AYERS, George F.||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3658||23||Philip Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAMBERS, Absalom||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||6068||23||William Chambers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Martin Frances||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||3331||18||John Joseph Power (o)||Carpenters apprentice||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1411||21||Emma Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, Eli||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5452||22||Thomas Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEAN, Walter Augustus||Freshwater [Bay de Verde District]||949||25||Elizabeth Summers (o)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|COSH, Frederick||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||4768||21||James Cosh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMMOND, Charles||48 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||594||28||Mrs. Hammond (s)||Storekeeper||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARSONS, William F.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3968||18||Albert Parsons (p)||Engineer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGGE, Joseph||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||1997||22||Jessie Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 15, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|BUTLER, Isaac||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3747||20||Willis Butler (p)||Teaching||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|