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|
|SCEVIOUR, Cyril||Exploits, Twillingate District||1198||25||Cecelia Sceviour||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick]||119 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4749||21||Edward O'Neill (o)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARRIS, Spurgeon||Bonavista Bay [district unknown]****||4813||24||Gibbs Harris (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EDWARDS, Joseph||Lawn, Burin District||6331||21||Michael Edwards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WALSH, William Francis||6 Fleming Street, St. John's||2980||18||John Walsh (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|MITCHELMORE, Isaac||Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District||1810||22||Austin Mitchelmore||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|SHORT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5886||19||Louisa Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Edward||St. John's||749||30||James Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Jacob||Champneys, Trinty District||2188||19||Mrs. William Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHCROFT, William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8507||25||Arthur Hutchcroft (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROSE, George||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2919||18||Matthew Rose (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DOYLE, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1014||20||Edward Doyle (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Willis||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||739||19||Sarah Rose (s)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also service #733|
|BAGGS, Robert James||Curling, St. George District||1294||24||Phoebe Baggs (p)||Accountant||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, Frederick||Change Islands, Fogo District||4228||18||John Oake (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWMAN, Archibald Mark||Twillingate, Twillingate District||487||24||Henry Newman (p)||Sailmaker||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916|
|MAHER, Richard||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||2260||19||Alexander Maher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Abel||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3706||18||Benjamin Pittman (p)||Brick maker||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|JAMES, Albert William||Rencontre, Fortune District||6322||29||Augustus James (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Harold||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4256||23||Theresa Blackmore (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Walter Leslie||50 Longs Hill, St. John's||215||20||David Thistle (p)||Stone cutter||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|MERCER, William||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2490||21||Hy. Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEFRESNE, Norman||Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2648||19||P.J. LeFresne (o)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Le Fresne|
|BURTON, George Louis||Hay Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2415||23||George Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HARVEY, Timothy||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1768||24||Mrs. Patrick Makum (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSMOND, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4114||19||Dorman Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|GATES, Gordon||Wellman Bight, Twillingate District||5483||23||Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Jacob||Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, Trinity District||8144||25||Mrs. Sarah Smith (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Harry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4904||19||Jonas Newhook (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATRICK, Neil||Water Street, St. John's||51||20||William Patrick (p)||Butcher||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CAINES, William||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3045||19||William Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917|
|GOSSE, Richard||Dildo, Trinity District||8080||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|