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|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOWELL, Malcolm||Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District||4914||19||Julia (William) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Jasper||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5149||23||James Vivian (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Joseph|
|BOND, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3530||20||William Bond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Claude||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||6192||17||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|EDGECOMBE, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5333||21||Walter Edgecombe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, John E.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3849||19||Henry Bishop (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||5842||19||Julia Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VATCHER, Sandy W.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5071||21||Elizabeth Vatcher (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PRICE, Bertram||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5222||22||Albert Price (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Claude||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||6096||19||Philip White (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Isaac||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4980||21||John Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGER, Joseph||Georges Cove, Labrador||6168||19||Elizabeth Langer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment is entered as 1918, possible error|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURNE, Harry||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4670||18||John Bourne (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALADAY, Moses||Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District||3624||20||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday|
|CRANFORD, Herbert||New Harbour, Trinity District||2312||18||Mrs. William Cranford (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Leslie||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5123||19||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYERS, Samuel George||Fortune, Burin District||4007||18||Samuel Ayers (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|