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|
|STEELE, John||Smiths Sound, Trinity District||3987||18||Joseph Steele (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel C.||Highlands, St. George District||4236||29||Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p)||Hunter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURPHY, Martin||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4613||21||Mary Murphy (nee Finn) (s)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COVEDUCK, William J.||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8483||34||Lewisa Coveduck (s)||Labourer and shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coveyduck|
|PENNELL, Charles||Curling, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1428||19||Joseph Pennell (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Includes reference to # 1546 William C. Pennell and # 513274 Raymond E. Bishop (CEF)|
|HOLLETT, George||Burin North, Burin District||1799||17||William Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||See also service #0-193, Michael J. Gillis, for will.|
|WHITE, William||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5124||19||Luke White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.|
|FRANCIS, Harry||Hermitage, Fortune District||6261||19||Matthew Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HERDER, Arthur John||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-61 - 1863||33||William J. Herder (p)||Barrister at law||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|KEEPING, Arthur||Rencontre, Fortune District||6264||22||William John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|ANDERSON, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4604||32||Abram Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, Mahlon||Elliston, Trinity District||3835||21||Robert Baker (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Malcolm;|
|WYATT, Arthur||Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8130||42||William Wyatt (p)||Lumberman and blacksmith||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 4, 1919|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLUETT, Vincent||Belleoram, Fortune District||0-97||Sarah Cluett (p)||1916||Yes||No||Monday, November 26, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|VIVIAN, Gordon||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5152||20||William Vivian (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|STICKLAND, Peter||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3778||20||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|EDGECOMBE, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5333||21||Walter Edgecombe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Allan||Feild Street, St. John's||5476||22||Susie Richards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, David||Tilton, Harbour Grace District||1319||William Brown (p)||Railroad foreman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in occupation; foreman or fireman.|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATCHER, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||5194||20||William Vatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|SUTTON, Michael||Catalina, Trinity District||3932||21||John Sutton (p)||Brakeman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|