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|
|WALSH, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6091||21||Ellen Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Harry||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4612||18||Susan Newell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Mack||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5683||20||John Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|WHALEN, Charles||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||4266||18||John Whalen (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, Leo||St. John's||825||27||Ignatius Moore (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DEE, John Leo||21 Allan Square, St. John's||0-264 - 2403||22||Jeremiah H. Dee (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RAYNES, Henry Richard||St. John's||801||23||Robert Raynes (p)||Barber||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Name listed as both Harry and Henry.|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HANN, Thomas||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3018||21||John Henry Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Adolphus Garrett||Long Island, Green Bay||1166||18||Rhoda Heath (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8108||18||Jonathan Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|WHITTEN, Edgar Charles||St. John's||1117||22||Sarah Whitten (s)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Photograph of gravesite included|
|FEAVER, Edward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3647||18||Marion (John) Feaver (p)||Papermaker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, John Hubert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5569||19||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1581||20||Harry Morris (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 13, 1916|
|CHAFE, Eric Reginald Augustus||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-49 - 52||19||Levi Chafe (p)||Office clerk||1914||No||No|
|ROACH, Richard Joseph||St. John's||1043||19||Richard Roach (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALSOM, Roy Leslie||Clarenville, Trinity District||2770||18||William Balsom (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Michael J.||Mobile, Ferryland District||5745||20||James Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Benjamin||51 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||4325||32||Anne (Ed.) Hussey (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Reuben||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5168||24||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POOLE, Max||Fortune, Burin District||4006||19||Thomas Poole (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Almond C.||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5431||22||James Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANGDON, Dwight Lyman||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||1823||22||John Langdon Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Garland||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5173||22||Abraham Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CORCORAN, Laurence||St. John's||1635||32||Laurence Corcoran (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOAH, John Melin||93 New Gower Street, St. John's||3296||20||Melvin Noah (p)||Shopkeeper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Richard||Trinity East, Trinity District||886||22||Thomas J. Fowlow (p)||Clerk (draper)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 23, 1915|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|DUDER, John C.||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5607||18||Willis Duder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||4723||21||James Stuckless (p)||Marine engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Patrick Joseph||Port au Port, St. George District||8245||18||Alexander Hall (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURLEY, George||Marystown, Burin District||4356||18||Naomi Murley (nee Buckland) (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|ELLIOTT, Alpheus||Raleigh, St. Barbe District||3101||19||Thomas Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Cecil A.||Goulds||3353||20||Joseph Squires (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ROSE, Cecil||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3532||22||William Rose (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.|
|MADDOX, John T.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5101||23||Michael Maddox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 6, 1919|
|COURAGE, Roland||Garnish, Fortune District||3273||22||John R. Courage (p)||School teacher||1916||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||3449||21||Rhody Smith (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|SUTTON, William||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1726||20||Mrs. William Sutton (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|NUGENT, Michael Joseph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-209 - 428||43||Mrs. Michael Nugent (s)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, John||130 Georges Road, St. John's||8072||18||Mrs. Emilie Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|