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|
|SINYARD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5046||19||Jonathan Sinyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Vincent||Marystown, Burin District||5861||23||William Mitchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Richard||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||1345||20||Peter Etheridge (o)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|MURRIN, James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4382||26||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOPER, George||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||4751||19||Richard Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, John Thomas||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5756||21||Anne Brien (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Alfred||English Harbour, Trinity District||4734||21||Richard Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Batson|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOYLES, Allison||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5443||19||Thomas Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELKINS, Frederick||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||6151||20||Jeremiah Elkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Henry||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5418||24||Caleb (?) Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Frederick||Durrells Arm, Twillingate District||1481||22||Edward (of David) White||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PYNN, Wilson||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5527||24||John Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Fred Max||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||1064||21||Michael F. O'Toole (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes newspaper article with photo and account of his time in the war and the sinking of the Stephano|
|DRISCOLL, Michael||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||717||30||John Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No||Includes documents of Private James Arthur Taylor, service #821.|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|HANN, Henry Lewis||Lamaline, Burin District||3295||19||George G. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|HAMEN, Richard Joseph||Marystown, Burin District||3037||19||Benjamin Hamen (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 25, 1921|
|RIDEOUT, James W.||Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District||5903||21||George Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Albert||Fair Island, Bonavista District||5011||20||Eli Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Arthur||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5345||19||John Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DALTON, William J.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5905||18||Eli Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, William H.||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5496||21||Edward Mina (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name as soldier was illiterate and spelling was determined by attesting officer. See also John Miner, Regimental service # 4096, brother of William 1921 census shows William Henry Maynard, son of Edward, brother of John residing in Norris Point. A single reference for a Samuel Miner is found in the 1935 Census and a single reference for a Mary Mina is found in the Register of Vital Statistics for 1927.|
|HALEY, Bernard||Allans Island, Lamaline, Burin District||5127||20||John Haley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEED, Leonard||Elliston, Trinity District||3895||18||Joseph Steed (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GUY, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5238||20||John Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CUMBY, Edward||Hopeall, Trinity District||4679||21||Leonard Cumby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.|
|LOCKE, Edwin J.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3989||18||Philip Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PEACH, Albert||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5838||19||John Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAINT, Wilfred||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4886||19||Alfred Saint (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLOWERS, Thomas||Hopedale, Labrador||4019||19||Frances Flowers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORTIMER, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4653||21||Susie Mortimer (nee Collins) (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, William||Curleys [Kerley's] Harbour, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||2268||18||Joseph Clark (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEDREW, Lemuel||Change Islands, Fogo District||5959||21||William LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Felix||Flat Island, Bonavista District||4365||19||George Pike (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Ernest||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5444||24||Belle King (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LOCKE, Sidney||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2053||19||Mrs. John Diamond (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TURNER, Simon||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5358||24||Martha [Curtis] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Edgar||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1578||20||Henry Blackmore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin, Burin District||2304||22||Silas Hollet (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, September 7, 1920||Discrepancy in name of next of kin, should possibly be Cyrus Hollett.|