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|
|MURRAY, William||St. John's||1695||33||John Murray (o)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||627||24||Mrs. John Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, William John||39 Young Street, St. John's||376||20||Mr. Neville (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Parmenas James||Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District||4251||20||Henry Mitchell (p)||Miner||1917||Methodist||No||No||variant spelling of name - Permanus|
|MASON, Peter||Catalina, Trinity District||5751||19||Peter Mason (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Oswald Knight||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||227||21||Charles Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COLTON, Cyril B||Water Street West, St. John's||4402||18||Sarah Colton (p)||Gas Works worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRIZELL, Henry||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||3310||18||Charles Frizell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|CUFF, William John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3885||19||Gideon Cuff (p)||Brakeman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, William||Arnold's Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2306||18||Mrs. James William [Adams] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Rennie||Burin, Burin District||4320||18||Thomas Moulton (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPENCER, H. Bennett||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2592||21||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STURGE, Esau||Brookfield, Bonavista District||6238||21||Victoria Sturge (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Enos||New Bay, Twillingate District||8152||Joseph Budgel (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|PARSONS, Charles H.||Sandy Point, St. George District||1708||20||James S. Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 2, 1916|
|BAMBURY, Robert||St. Pierre and Miquelon||3667||19||Katherine Lake (o)||Shoe maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bambrey, Brambury, Bamberry, Banbury;|
|OLDFORD, William||Salvage, Bonavista District||5160||22||James Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Isaac||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3824||20||Joseph Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See end of #3396 for two documents concerning Isaac Pearce|
|OSMOND, Martin||Shoal Bay/Harbour, Bonavista District||5377||21||Peter Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEVOE, William||Codroy, St. George District||3443||19||Marcellius Devoe (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 17, 1918|
|CROCKER, Edwin||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5962||19||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edward Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||112||22||Matthew Murphy (p)||Mail clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KENDALL, Archibald Roy||70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2921||25||Mrs. George Peters (o)||Professional musician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PUDDISTER, John||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5446||20||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Lawrence||Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District||8015||27||Martina Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|