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|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Jabez||Newtown, Bonavista District||6130||23||William Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|LOCKE, William||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4110||21||Frank Locke (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHAW, Bernard||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2785||27||Mary Shaw (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKISSOCK, James||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2127||52||son (o)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|JOHNSON, Harry||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||4882||21||George Johnson (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Neville||21 Young Street, St. John's||4100||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Butcher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Arthur||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2764||29||Silas King (p)||Mechanic||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PRINCE, John||Princeton, Bonavista District||3566||19||Samuel Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOYLE, Thomas||Blackhead Road, St. John's||6217||19||Mrs. Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIVER, Herbert||7 Tessier Street, St. John's||2620||23||Dina Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, John Henry||Fogo, Fogo District||88||22||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|BYRNE, Edward Joseph||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||2579||20||Ed Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1516||19||Laura Small (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BREEN, Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4347||19||Johanna Breen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie||Southside, Fogo, Fogo District||2908||18||William Torraville (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINTER, Edward Rozier||Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's||675||19||Thomas Winter (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DICK, George||280 Theater Hill, St. John's / Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom||924||26||John Dick (p)||Grocer's salesman||1915||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 12, 1916|
|SCOTT, John Samuel||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||3949||21||Lamber Scott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Armenius||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2333||19||William Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC|
|BRADBURY, John A||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3618||18||Charles Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Ralph||113 Gower Street, St. John's||2416||18||E.M. LeMessurier (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)\||No||No|
|HODDER, Walter Ralph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4791||19||George Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REGULAR, Stewart||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4525||20||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HEATH, Stanley||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||5504||21||James Heath (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHATMAN, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2212||21||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEVILLE, James Joseph||39 Young Street, St. John's||3003||24||Michael Neville (p)||Railroading||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORTALL, Stanley J.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4540||29||Mrs. Catherine Shortall (p)||Outside salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, James J.||119 New Gower Street, St. John's||3041||32||May Mansfield (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1269X|
|PENNEY, Kenneth||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5477||24||Mark Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOARE, Edward John||47 Power Street, St. John' s||453||24||George H.M. Bursell (o)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 14, 1916|
|WHITEHORN, Abner||New Bay, Twillingate District||5614||21||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File also includes documents for # 5951 Peter Bright; #2016 John H. Read; #5567 Lewis Jensen; #3451 Gordon Crewe; and #5799 John Clark. See also #5616 Archibald Whitehorn, brother of Abner.|
|ANTHONY, Donald||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5487||20||Joseph Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, James J.||Creston, Placentia District||6037||22||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCGRATH, Charles G..||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287-3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|LEDREW, John F.||Change Islands, Fogo District||2988||29||John G. LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 10, 1917|
|HILLIER, John William||Lamaline Meadows, Burin District||3294||19||Fred W. Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|