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|
|PICCO, Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||2518||25||William Picco (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot|
|DOYLE, Edward P. [Patrick]||St. John's||2177||21||Martin J. Doyle (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Robert||20 Carnell Street, St. John's||4618||22||George Lawrence (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|PARSONS, Leo||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5970||20||John Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLMOTT, George||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3930||19||Sarah Willmott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, Hector Hugh Alexander||14 Victoria Street, St. John's||0-96 - 768||22||H. Ross (p)||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|FENNEMORE, William||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4581||21||Benjamin Fennemore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2639||21||Mrs. Abel Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3392||20||John L. Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|HYNES, Michael||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3868||21||Andrew Hynes (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|CUTLER, Henry||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6259||20||William Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Otto||53 Goodview Street, St. John's||4456||20||John Moore (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EVANS, Henry||St. John's||1245||21||Mrs. Evans (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ANTHONY, Donald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5487||20||Joseph Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||5793||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LINEHAN, Daniel [David]||Johns Pond, Placentia-St. Marys District||1468||20||John Joseph Linehan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Father writes that his name was Daniel but he was mistakenly called David by the Regiment|
|PENNY, Peter L.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4220||19||William Penny (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOBBS, John||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||5415||19||Henry Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 2, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|GLADNEY, William J.||Fort Townshend, St. John's||2597||18||John Gladney (p)||Letter carrier||1916||No||No|
|KELLY, Robert||132 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2213||18||Edward Kelly (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROACH, Samuel||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4494||19||Samuel Roach (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.|
|BATSTONE, Leslie||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4572||19||Corbett Batstone (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPARKES, Wesley||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||4140||20||Thomas Sparkes (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Estate correspondence is in name of Edward W. Sparkes.|
|MULLINS, James||227 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||5104||23||John Mullins (p)||Bricklayer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYNE, Henry||Hopeall, Trinity District||5323||18||Henry Mayne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|POPE, Abel||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||6082||19||Robert Pope (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Augustus||St. John's||990||19||Jennie Taylor||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4683||19||Eli Abbott (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHER, Leo Joseph||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3661||18||John Maher (p)||Papermaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORMEY, George||Codroy, St. George District||1407||23||Mary Cormey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANT, George||Marystown, Burin District||6039||21||Bernard Grant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOBLE, Albert||Springdale, Twillingate District||4041||21||Eliza Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKEEFE, Charles||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2706||31||Mrs. Michael O'Keefe (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1481X.|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, George||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3350||22||Henry Janes||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Samuel||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||5271||20||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARRIS, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4427||18||Reverend William Harris (p)||1918||Methodist||No||No|