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|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, John S.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4897||21||Benjamin Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|HOSKINS, Lawrence Amour||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||449||23||Susan Hoskins (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEAD, Benjamin||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||3337||18||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains the will of Kenneth Langdon, service #3387.|
|BOLAND, Michael||St. John's||1461||19||James Boland (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTRET, Joseph||St. John's||1599||19||Mary Ellen Martret (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURGE, Daniel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3117||25||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Bridge structure iron worker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Gordon||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4015||21||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|COOK, Leander||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2237||25||Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, William||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||6218||19||Michael Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ADAMS, Alexander||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1989||22||Emily Adams (p)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, Harvey Haynes||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-125 - 302||29||Harriett Small (p)||Merchant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Samuel||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2520||19||Thomas Butt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6056||21||Dennis Picco (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDDY, Isaac||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4980||21||John Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Thomas Bernard.||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||0-222-128||19||Ronald McGrath (o)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|CLARKE, Levi||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6125||20||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Michael||Three Arms, Twillingate District||5904||24||Edward Norris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Charles||St. John's||783||22||Eugene Parsons (p)||Office clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HALADAY, Moses||Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District||3624||20||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday|
|GRIFFIN, James Patrick||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||577||22||Mrs. John Sullivan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Robert Wallace||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-84 - 1182||20||Hector Ross (p)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEFFERTON, Conrad Blackall||Newtown, Bonavista District||6143||20||Jacob Hefferton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Notes: Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2271X|
|BATSTONE, Alfred||English Harbour, Trinity District||4734||21||Richard Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Batson|
|CHAULK, Lewis||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2567||23||Mrs. George Chaulk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3426||19||Selina Picco (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Henry Thomas||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2705||27||George Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|MOORE, John||St. John's - Dublin, Ireland||n/a||1914||Yes||No||Notes: Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. File missing; not in MSL; information from CWGC.|
|DEARIN, Doyle||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4299||18||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RAWLINS, Joseph||29 Queens Road, St. John's||4761||28||Mary Rawlins (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|JONES, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4854||19||Azariah Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEPHENSON, William||Cavendish, Trinity District||3737||21||John Stephenson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Stevenson.|
|MURRIN, Walter||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1412||19||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||8058||19||Alfred Hutchings (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRAGG, Robert||Shamblers Cove, Bonavista District||2863||32||Daniel Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, William||Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2353||21||Mrs. Charles Wattion (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Samuel||Grand Bank, Burin District||3877||22||Mrs. Henry Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|