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|
|SNOOK, James||St. Albans, Fortune District||6228||24||Michael Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, David||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5602||24||William Whiteway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|SQUIRES, Kader||Salvage, Bonavista District||2055||23||Isaac Squires||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, February 23, 1918||POW Date: 1917|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, John J.||38 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4697||22||John Jackman||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Leo Terrance||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||224||19||John Kennedy (p)||Lumberman - miner||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PARDY, Norman||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||927||21||Susanna Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALPH, Jonas||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5133||18||Elizabeth Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes correspondence related to #5470 Josiah Ralph.|
|BLAKE, John||Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3957||21||Miss T[?] Blake (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|PECKFORD, Jessie||Horwood, Fogo District||4196||27||Anna M. Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service|
|OTOOLE, Frank||Caplin Bay [district unknown]****||4610||19||Mary O'Toole (p)||Station agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEHR, Henry||9 Plank Road, St. John's||8288||20||Mary Lehr (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Charles||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8297||19||Alex Squires (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Joseph||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||3478||20||Mrs. George Hannam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|MURPHY, Bernard||Catalina, Trinity District||530||26||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUNN, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8469||20||Bridget Gunn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|MURPHY, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||8007||28||Mary Murphy (o)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|RICKS, Simon||Sops Arm, St. Barbe District||4070||20||George Ricks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MEADUS, Cecil James||St. John's||1015||21||Susanna Meadus (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROBERTSON, Stanley||55 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-94||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. See Regt. # 0-33 - 333 for misfiled documents.|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|EBSARY, William A.||Southside Road, St. John's||3189||29||Editha Ebsary (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|LEONARD, Vincent||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4801||20||Mary Ann Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Alfred R.||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||8269||18||Thomas W. Vivian (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, James Baxter||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1121||19||Annie Starks (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's District||1777||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURDEN, Solomon||Curling, St. George District||5414||19||Frederick Burden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George Joseph||St. John's||1153||19||Mary King (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 8, 1917|
|CAREW, Aiden||Bauline, St. John's East District||5764||22||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Jeremiah||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Marys'||5923||20||Reuben Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|