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 email@example.com 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|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, John||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2640||20||Mrs. John Edgar (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BAKER, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5708||21||Charlotte Baker (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WADE, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4709||22||Michael Wade (p)||Conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, Ernest||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8495||18||Sarah Scott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Lewis||Horwood, Fogo District||2707||22||Mr. Aquillia Woolfrey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|STOCKLEY, David||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5412||19||Isaac Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|FOOTE, Nathan||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2830||20||William Foote (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Thomas F.J.||King's Bridge Road, St. John's||8125||53||John Sullivan (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ANTLE, Daniel||Fox Cove, Burin District||2954||30||Henry Antle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||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|
|PARSONS, Pierce||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3425||21||Johnathan Parsons (p)||Teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|PUDDISTER, John||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5446||20||Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOYLE, James||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||5408||20||Elizabeth Doyle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Robert George||182 Duckworth Street, St. John's||778 - 4620||21||Richard Thorne (p)||Truckman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Thorne enlisted in 1914 for one year and re-enlisted in 1918 under different number.|
|LAYTE, Lewis||Fogo, Fogo District||5428||20||John Layte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Laite, Lane, Leyte|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DANIELS, Cyril E.||North Battery Road, St. John's||2859 - 8047||19||Thomas Daniels (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies|
|KIRBY, John||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||5814||18||Philip Kirby (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFORD, Thomas Berkley||New Harbour, Trinity District||1532||21||Lydia Hefford (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRINTON - BRENTON, Thomas||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3907||18||Henry Brinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Brenton, Benton ; identified in CWGC as Brinton|
|HOPKINS, Robert Nelson||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4190||21||Jessie Hopkins (o)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6080||24||Lizzie Webber (o)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||3026||18||Richard Lambert (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WILLIAMS, James||Oderin, Placentia-St. Marys District||3881||29||John Williams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUNGAY, George||Sagona Island, Fortune District||6047||19||William Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|MOORS, Jonathan Leonard||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||5685||19||William Moores (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled Moores by clerk, recruit's signature is Moors.|
|CARPENTER, John||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4861||20||Thomas Carpenter (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, Joseph||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6246||19||William Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|HICKEY, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5780||23||Patrick Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, John||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3744||22||David Roberts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, C. Gordon||100 Springdale Street, St. John's||2302||18||John Charles (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2097||22||Levi Chafe (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|