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|
|MAYO, Fletcher||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3017||20||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRON, Joseph||Trinity Bay||3723||26||George Cron (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Cran|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|KENDELL, Nathaniel||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5571||19||Edward Kendell (p)||Enginner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Aug. 1918.|
|PITCHER, Gilbert||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2178||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BANFIELD, Albert W.||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1687||22||Samuel Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Joseph||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5167||27||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OLDFORD, William||Salvage, Bonavista District||5160||22||James Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|BLACKHALL, John Sheill||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||1738||24||William Blackhall (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEW, Sydney Frank||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259 - 1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||6325||23||John Stride (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Hubert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5847||20||Solomon Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|MOYLES, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8169||27||Eveline Moyles (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PUMPHREY, John Louis||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1237||24||Mrs. Pumphrey (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, William||18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's||1831||19||Richard Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HORAN, Thomas Anthony||267 Southside Road, St. John's||212||20||Patrick Horan (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5031||21||John Fitzgerald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASON, Hugh||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2133||32||Mrs. Mason (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|REARDON, Stanley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8505||22||Robert Reardon (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RODWAY, George W.||Mussels Harbour Arm, Placentia-St.Marys District||5930||24||Alfred Rodway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|BOGAN, John Joseph||St. John's||1050||25||Minnie Bogan (p)||Broker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, John||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1360||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?|
|HICKEY, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5780||23||Patrick Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, C. Gordon||100 Springdale Street, St. John's||2302||18||John Charles (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDERSON, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4604||32||Abram Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|