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|
|LOCKE, Sidney||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2053||19||Mrs. John Diamond (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Anthony||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5843||22||Philip Fitzgerald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HART, William||Change Islands, Fogo District||5888||22||George Hart (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Arthur Joseph||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1154||21||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, James St. Pierre||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom||0-239||Mrs. James S.P. Knight||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).|
|RYDER, John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1293||19||Agnes Ryder (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, George H.||Buffalo, New York, USA||3071||38||Margaret Briggs (o)||Painter and steam fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|LAWRENCE, George||Riverhead, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1280||26||Susie Procton (o)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Alexander||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||461||19||George Hennebury (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John||Port Royal, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3582||17||William Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TIZZARD, John||Lower Battery Road, St. John's||3007||19||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Harry J.||Gambo, Bonavista District||2193||21||Mrs. Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARDING, Ernest William||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2949||20||David Harding (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6090||22||Richard Clarke (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, David||50 George Street, St. John's||2286||22||Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, George||31 Campbell Street, St. John's||8237||24||Susan Cheator (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|GREENLAND, Hubert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2624||19||John Greenland (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Blaketown, Trinity District||5356||19||Abraham Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville||Crabbes, St. George District||2789||18||Joseph Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|DAY, William||52 Alexander Street, St. John's||4407||19||Annie Day (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HOWELL, Edmund||Catalina, Trinity District||8033||30||Mary Howell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SPARKES, Rupert||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2685||23||Elizabeth Sparkes (o)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||11 Stephen Street, St. John's||1179||23||Richard Squires (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||2266||19||Susan Ryan (o)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEEPING, John||Lally Cove, Fortune District||5199||20||Edward Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOUCHER, Charles||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5932||20||George Boucher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.|
|BALL, Hayward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2199||19||Mrs. Harry Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Harry||5 Plank Road, St. John's||3362||28||Margaret Snow (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Arthur||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3400||22||George Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|JEFFERIES, William||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3338||20||George Jefferies (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5145||19||Martin Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Francis||Bank Head, St. George District||3960||19||R. Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAYTE, Charles||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8271||37||Edith Layte (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURTON, John||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||2947||23||Alfred Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, John||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8059||20||Simon Ward (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Alman||Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District||5515||20||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Carvan.|