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|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|HUMBY, Henry George||Summerville, Bonavista Bay||4514||18||Eli Humby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYTON, Walter||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||6209||18||Richard Payton (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Max||Grand Bank, Burin District||2973||18||Lionel Clarke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|BUTLER, John Bedford||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2794||18||John Butler (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4408||18||Mark Delaney (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLOWNEY, Edward||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4713||18||James Mullowney (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1845||18||David Winsor (p)||Store assistant||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SCOTT, William||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5338||18||George Scott (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, Thomas Joseph||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||2206||18||Mrs. David Carew (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Frederick||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4260||18||John Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, John||Cape St. Francis, Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2175||18||Ambrose Rose (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|OSBOURNE, Moses J.||Blaketown, Trinity District||2441||18||Nathaniel Osbourne (p)||Railway hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Albert||159 Gower Street, St. John's||3274||18||Ellen Martin (p)||Stenographer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|PIERCEY, George||Fortune, Burin District||3906||18||Martha Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEWIS, Silas||Golf Avenue, St. John's||2330||18||Silas Lewis Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Thomas||Avondale, Harbour Main District||3632||18||Michael Devereaux (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Devereux.|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers helper / Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment in 1916; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||4815||18||Mrs. William Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FLEMING, John A.||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4092||18||Anna (John) Street (p)||Brick maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents include Flemming and Fleming; signature is Fleming|
|LANE, John||Braggs Island, Bonavista District||3827||18||Joseph Lane (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||8275||18||Mrs. Patrick Mansfield (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BADCOCK, Arthur||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2314||18||Richard Badcock (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MATHIESON, Gerald||Topsail Road, St. John's||4405||18||John Mathieson (p)||Apprentice engineering||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4250 for misfiled document|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLAR, Edgar||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||3984||18||Sidney Willar (p)||Painter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|