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|
|HEWITT, Alexander||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5726||22||Henry Hewitt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Reuben Oliver||River of Ponds, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||3118||19||John Henry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 24, 1917|
|DURDLE, Ernest||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5882||20||Philip Durdle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|SINNOTT, Sylvester||27 Mullock Street, St. John's||2089||24||Sarah Hefforn (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HART, Stewart||Change Islands, Fogo District||8168||20||David Hart (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Harry||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4845||19||Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|PAYNE, John||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6014||21||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOUCETTE, Hubert||Port au Port, St. George District||4873||18||Euzeb Doucette (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, James M.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4317||22||Michael Power (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|GOODWIN, Stephen||New Melbourne, Trinity District||3707||21||Reuben Goodwin (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|FARNELL, Wallace||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8453||44||Helena Farnell (s)||Millwright||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|LAGATDU, Yvsey||Cape St. George, St. George District||8442||18||Yvsey Lagatdu (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|PARSONS, Taylor||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3916||18||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, John J.||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||4947||19||William Pennell (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, John||New Gower Street, St. John's||3246||20||David Candow (p)||Lineman||1916||No||No|
|SAMSON, Ethelred||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5113||19||James Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||5347||22||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Elijah||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||2837||19||Joseph Skeffington (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIGLEY, Edward W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4641||21||Peter Quigley (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUDLEY, Sidney||Indian Burying Place, Twillingate District||5678||23||Henry Studley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ELGAR, Charles||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5633||22||John Elgar (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLS, Robert G.||39 Carters Hill, St. John's||6339||20||James Wills (p)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Mills|
|PARDY, George Richard||Little Harbour||1688||24||Giles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|HARDY, James||Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5331||23||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUCKER, Theophilis||Elliston, Trinity District||4778||20||Samuel Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Peter B.||Exploits Harbour, Twillingate District||5558||21||Silas Rideout (p)||Coast trader||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Jasper||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5435||23||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 17, 1918|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|BENNETT, William||Stephenville, St. George District||1071||22||Josephine Bennett (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Benoit|
|TERRY, Leo||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||3197||19||John Terry (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUSE, Frank||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3938||19||Frederick House (p)||Operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEPING, Stanley||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2697||18||Mrs. James Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|COADY, Patrick||Burin, Burin District||4769||25||John Coady (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||3149||18||Joseph Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 23, 1917||Died 19 December, 1917. Meningitis.|
|VIVIAN, Owen||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5150||20||Bessie Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Andrew||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3959||19||Eloise Portent Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Harold||Battery Road, St. John's||323||23||John Burt||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Nicholas C.||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4183||24||Oliver Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JESSO, Frederick Benedick||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1427||19||Mr. Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Philip||Millertown, Twillingate District||8209||38||Elsie J. Morey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDENS, Leonard A.||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-53 - 2547||24||T.J. Edens (p)||Student||1916||Yes||No||Monday, March 18, 1918||Had been investigated as a possible POW. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1918.|