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|
|BEST, George||65 Power Street, St. John's||8402||52||Eliza Best (s)||Carpenter and cooper||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, Henry Charles||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2135||46||Martha Best (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, Lambert||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5513||20||Albert Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, William||Fogo, Fogo District||5300||23||Elijah Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BEWHEY, Edward||St. John's||1144||19||Ellen Bewhey (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 30, 1915|
|BIDDISCOMBE, Richard||Torbay Road, St. John's||4623||21||John Biddiscombe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BIFFO, Harold Lawrence||London, England, United Kingdom||3059||47||Mrs. Harold Biffo (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BILES, Daniel||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||8510||22||Luke Biles (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|BILLARD, Wilson||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4294||18||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLIARD, Walter||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6289||20||Samuel E. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard|
|BIRD, Daniel Vincent||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||2117||23||Mrs. John Bird (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #2118, William O'Reilly, for a letter from Bird|
|BIRD, Silas||Cartwright, Labrador||1769||32||John Bird (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Alexander||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||57||20||El. Bishop (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4275||21||Elizabeth Bishop (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BISHOP, Caleb Golding||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||2524||18||Jacob Bishop (p)||Book keeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BISHOP, Cyril Washington||St. John's||970||19||Sarah Louisa Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 74|
|BISHOP, Edward C.||Catalina, Trinity District||8141||34||Emma Bishop (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Elijah||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||597||20||Robert Bishop (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Ernest||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5593||19||George Bishop (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Esau||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4891||19||Albert Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Frederick||St. John's||1019||19||Robert Bishop (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BISHOP, George||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8280||37||John Bishop (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3931||21||Eli Bishop (p)||Labourer||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Henry||59 Lime Street, St. John's||291||21||Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, John||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5402||20||Richard Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BISHOP, John E.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3849||19||Henry Bishop (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, John F.||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||2780||31||Joseph Bishop (p)||Teacher||1916||No||No|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5302||22||Henry Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||4708||20||Nathaniel Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Samuel||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1887||20||Emma Bishop||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Thomas||Turnip Cove, Fortune District||6076||20||Sarah J. Clems (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|BISHOP, William||Salmonier, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5900||22||Maggie Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, William||18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's||1831||19||Richard Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Wilson||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1597||19||John Bishop (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BIXBY, Samson||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||241||19||John Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|BLACKALL, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-122 - 2220||24||W.W. Blackall (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916|
|BLACKHALL, John Sheill||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||1738||24||William Blackhall (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell|