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|
|PENNEY, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||2394||26||James Penney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Unknown||No||No|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Kevin J.||St. John's||0-13 - 766||20||Dr. L.E. Keegan (p)||No Information||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|BROWN, Charles||Gambo, Bonavista District||8032||23||Robert Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LITTLE, Theopilues||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1292||20||James Little (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PEDDLE, David||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2194||23||Mrs. John Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||radio|
|BROWN, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5153||18||Bunge Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELKINS, Frederick||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||6151||20||Jeremiah Elkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HALE, Garland||Change Islands, Fogo District||8156||21||George Hale (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUNT, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||8159||23||James Hunt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4116||21||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MILLEY, Sidney||Exploits, Twillingate District||4301||21||John Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FARRELL, Eugene||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3855||19||Elizabeth Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Victor||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3663||18||Stephen Blackmore (p)||Electrician||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUDGELL, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||4248||19||Charles Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PINSENT, Willis G.||Brighton, Twillingate District||5525||20||Samuel Pincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Pincent|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CRAMM, Charles||Botwood, Twillingate District||4148||18||Samuel Cramm (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YATES, Harold||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3910||27||Sidney Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STROUD, John||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2644||24||Mrs. John Stroud (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|HUNT, Victor||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8389||33||Flossie Hunt (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURSEY, Arch||Gambo, Bonavista District||2290||22||John Bursey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.|
|FLYNN, Harold George||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6302||20||James Flynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FUDGE, Ambrose||Newstead, Twillingate District||8056||25||Mrs. William Langdon (o)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUNT, Darius||9 John Street, St. John's||2580||21||Thomas Hunt (p)||Clerk||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Peter John||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||6292||19||Eber Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LUNDRIGAN, William James||Blaketown, Trinity District||4696||18||Archibald Lundrigan (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|WHITE, Allan||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2643||35||Mrs. Allan White (s)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|VINCENT, Norman||Triton, Twillingate District||5526||21||John Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Leonard E.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8134||52||Rebekah Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WELLS, Edward||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5424||20||Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|BATTEN, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6234||20||John Batten (p)||Carpenter||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STANFIELD, Samuel||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5126||23||Robert Stanfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||On three separate documents, the community name appears differently: once as Loo Cove, then Look Cove and also Loon Cove.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Jacob||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8256||47||Jessie Noseworthy (s)||Miner and labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WITHRO - WITHERALL, George||Fortune, Burin Peninsula||5714||26||Martha Withro (p)||Seaman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.|