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|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Nicholas||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||6283||20||Samuel Hollett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|CRANE, John W||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4460||19||Josiah Crane (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Hedley||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5146||20||Tobias Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POLLARD, Arthur Roland||Botwood, Twillingate District||3419||18||James Pollard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JACOB, Esau||Curling, St. George District||3758||27||Sadie Eude (p)||Baker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Samuel||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5493||21||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|PEDDLE, Elijah||New Perlican, Trinity District||5489||19||Henry Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARVEY, Timothy||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1768||24||Mrs. Patrick Makum (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||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.|
|KEARLEY, James||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3896||18||John Kearley (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOYDE, Ernest||Little Bay, Twillingate District||6095||24||James Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.|
|GOSSE, Richard||Dildo, Trinity District||8080||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, John||Long Pond, Topsail, Harbour Main District||4784||20||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Peter Galloway||Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||1737||26||John Smith (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REDMOND, Richard Sylvester||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1329||20||Elizabeth Redmond (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Redman.|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Hughie||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5211||19||Stephen Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARNETT, Walter Joseph||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||458||33||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Harnott|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OCONNOR, Timothy||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||5037||29||Mary O'Connor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DYKE, Walter||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5139||21||Richard Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|HOUSE, Ronald Herbert||Catalina, Trinity District||1172||22||Anna House (p)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains documents related to Private John Francis Power, service #1710.|
|FILLIER, Henry||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||4380||19||Thomas Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Filliar.|
|STEED, Samuel||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4217||19||Thomas Steed (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1148||21||Mrs. N.P. Boland (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAILEY, William||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4424||22||John Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, John||Belleoram, Fortune District - Iceland||6221||21||John Johnson (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASON, Philip||13 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5977||22||Mary Mason (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELSON, Albert John||Spotted Islands, Labrador||2818||19||Albert Elson (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Caleb||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8464||17||James Reid (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Erastus||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1809||20||Ezriel Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation completed as Erastus; Documents completed as Restus, Orestes.|
|COOMBS, George Thomas||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6265||23||Robert Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Ephraim||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3886||22||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|DICKS, Hubert Patrick||20 Flower Hill, St. John's||8304||27||Jacob Dicks (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|