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|
|WAGG, Austin J.||Change Islands, Fogo District||1957||23||Thomas Wagg (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033|
|JOY, Aynsley||5 Victoria Street, St. John's||6249||25||James Joy (p)||Bank manager||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|COLLINS, John S.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4897||21||Benjamin Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|SKEFFINGTON, Albert||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5894||25||Eliza Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Gordon||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4015||21||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOK, Leander||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2237||25||Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||6218||19||Michael Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRAKE, Levi||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5195||19||George Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||4591||23||Fanny Vickers (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|DICKS, Chesley||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5334||26||Thomas Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|BROWN, Owen||Port Rexton, Trinity District||8384||29||Ethel Maud Brown (o)||Lumberman and cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|CLARKE, Levi||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6125||20||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GRIFFIN, James Patrick||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||577||22||Mrs. John Sullivan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALE, Albert||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5960||19||John Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|CHAULK, Lewis||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2567||23||Mrs. George Chaulk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|RAWLINS, Joseph||29 Queens Road, St. John's||4761||28||Mary Rawlins (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, Kenneth||Gillesport, [Gales Port?], Twillingate District||2452||28||James Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||8058||19||Alfred Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Bank, Burin District||3877||22||Mrs. Henry Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIRD, William Herbert||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-192||43||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIOUX, A. Ferdinand||No information||0-168||35||Executive assistant||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Army Service Corps.|
|KENNEDY, Michael||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2552||23||Mrs. Michael Kennedy (s)||Blacksmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARNES, Chesley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4528||18||Joseph Barnes (p)||Draper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John||Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8182||42||Anna O'Brien (p)||Woodsman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|