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|
|POLLARD, Arthur Roland||Botwood, Twillingate District||3419||18||James Pollard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELKINS, Frederick||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||6151||20||Jeremiah Elkins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PYNN, Wilson||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5527||24||John Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4824||26||Mrs. Alex. Abbott (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|
|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.|
|BROWN, Edgar||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5153||18||Bunge Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUNT, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||8159||23||James Hunt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUNT, Victor||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8389||33||Flossie Hunt (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|AUSTIN, Chesley||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5656||20||James Austin (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FARRELL, Eugene||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3855||19||Elizabeth Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, William L.||Epworth, Burin District||3303||22||Samuel Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||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|
|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.|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MILLEY, Sidney||Exploits, Twillingate District||4301||21||John Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||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|
|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.|
|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|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Allan||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2643||35||Mrs. Allan White (s)||Lumberman||1916||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|
|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|
|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|
|RICE, Ambrose William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3123||21||Stephen Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|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.|
|VINCENT, Norman||Triton, Twillingate District||5526||21||John Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HILLIER, Bennett||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6026||22||Charles Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|METCALFE, Edgar Jones||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3952||23||Mrs. Melissa Metcalfe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Thomas G.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8132||23||Leonard E. Thompson (p)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Augustus||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||6016||19||James Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|