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|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|DICKS, Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3905||18||Edward Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|BOND, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3530||20||William Bond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REEVES, Maxwell||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2277||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Yes||No||Friday, May 19, 1916|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BANNISTER, Whitfield||Port Rexton, Trinity District||889||19||Alexander Bannister (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|YETMAN, William||Brookfield, Bonavista District||610||19||George Yetman (p)||Steward||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|ONEIL, Augustine J.||273 Water Street, St. John's||3243||18||Agnes O'Neil (p)||Mechanic||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8065||40||Minnie Handcock (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|WOODS, Lloyd W.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-184 - 660||24||Sydney Woods (p)||1914||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARK, Edmund||McIvers Cove, St. George District||3653||19||Reuben Park (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|REES, Wallace||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2773||19||Solomon Rees (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WIGHT, Arthur||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||944||25||Mrs. Samuel Wight (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|MCISAAC, Joseph||Grand River, St. George District||5355||21||John McIsaac (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEALEY, Patrick||68 Water Street West, St. John's||4955||19||John Healey (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Leslie||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8348||20||Alfred Bartlett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|LEGGE, Marcus||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2691||19||Archibald Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 24, 1919||Photograph of grave-site included|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|ALEXANDER, Joseph||Mattis Point, St. George District||6299||22||Adolph Alexander (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|