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|
|THOMSON, James Elliot||Sudbury, Water Street West, St. John's||0-201 - 61||22||Charles R. Thomson (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Thompson; signature is Thomson|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RICHARDS, Roland Godfrey||Glenwood, Twillingate District||3132||18||Charles Richards (p)||Dry goods clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5935||21||Charles Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROUD, James||Power Street, St. John's||4559||26||Charles Roud (o)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Bernard||195 New Gower Street, St. John's||123||19||Charles Ryan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic - Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in religion|
|SAUNDERS, William||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3860||20||Charles Saunders (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Contains a misfiled document relating to service # 3866 Simeon Ford; Contains seven documents marked as service # 3860 but with name Clarence Saunders (# 3583).|
|SIMMONS, William||Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||8205||21||Charles Simmons (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Married 1918; contact changed to spouse but new information not given.|
|SIMMS, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5606||18||Charles Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, William Joshua||54 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||686||26||Charles Snow (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIBB, Josiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||243||19||Charles Squibb (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 19, 1915|
|STRONG, Ross||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3786||18||Charles Strong (o)||Mechanic||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 16, 1918||Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Isaac||Big Bight, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3125||21||Charles Thompson (o)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, Raymond||Templeman, Bonavista District||5864||21||Charles Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, Horatio||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||5103||20||Charles Turner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Arthur||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5947||20||Charles W. Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEATON, George||Frederickton, Fogo District||6122||22||Charles Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Llewelyn||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||6286||18||Charlie Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEVERMAN, Donald||168 Water Street West, St. John's||4705||22||Charlie Leverman (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, John||Saddle Island, Fortune District||6063||22||Charlie Lilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5708||21||Charlotte Baker (p)||Steel worker||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|
|PICCO, Francis||Rushoon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5863||24||Charlotte Mary Picco (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 23, 1918|
|TOUMISHEY, George||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3981||19||Charlotte Toumishey (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|FINNEY, William||Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District||4057||19||Christina Finney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARVEY, Wilfred Eric||228 Duckworth Street, St. John's||324||19||Christina Harvey (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DEWLING, Stewart||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||20||20||Christina Hicks (p)||Plumber||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Victor Charles||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2939||21||Christopher Curtis (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|HEPDITCH, Otto Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1577||19||Christopher Hepditch (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|QUINTON, William||Red Cliff Island, Bonavista District||5166||25||Christopher Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRATTON, Hubert||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5449||19||Christopher Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Frank||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3775||18||Clara (Henry) Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ARNS, William Frederick||7 Signal Hill, St. John's||2270||19||Clara (Mawtrey) Arns (s)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|GOODLAND, Augustus||Winter Avenue, St. John's||4186||18||Clara Goodland (p)||Printer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WHITE, Charles Edward||George V Institute, St. John's||0-307 - 171||27||Clara J. White (o)||Purse||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, Alexander||Delby's Cove, Trinity District||8351||29||Clara M. Clark (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|ONEIL, John Joseph||49 Angel Place, St. John's||704||29||Clara O'Neil (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADDINGTON, Robert||Bumley, England, United Kingdom||3069||47||Clara Waddington (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|EBSARY, Albert||59 Fords Hill, Southside, St. John's||3292||30||Clarice Ebsary (s)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Obediah||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||8166||30||Claude Cooper (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEPAGE, Manuel||Ship Cove, St. George District||3179||18||Claude LePage (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BOURGOIS, Gabriel||Stephenville, St. George District||5990||23||Clement Bourgois (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|