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|
|FORSEY, John||Gambo, Bonavista District||4433||18||Thomas Forsey (p)||1918||No||No|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINTON, Albert Edward||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3525||18||Alfred Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 27, 1917|
|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.|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, George||Fortune, Burin District||3906||18||Martha Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Edward||32 Lime Street, St. John's||3603||18||Frederick O'Brien (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 21, 1918|
|HILLIER, Thomas||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6167||18||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEWIS, Silas||Golf Avenue, St. John's||2330||18||Silas Lewis Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Manuel Edward||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2666||18||Mrs. Lewis Pike (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|PAYNE, George||Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4925||18||John A. Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RANDELL, Marcus||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3772||18||Walter Randell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 17, 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|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHEELER, Ralph||Summerford, Twillingate District||4906||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SCOTT, William||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||5338||18||George Scott (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Howard||Dildo, Trinity District||1665||18||Thomas Smith (of John) (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, June 3, 1916|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|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|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTABLE, Arch B||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||0-275 - 2109||18||Toni Constable (o)||Office clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|OLIVER, Philip||29 Feild Street, St. John's||3500||18||Thomas Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PAUL, Robert||Burin Bay, Burin District||4087||18||Albert Paul (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GAUDET, Arthur||Stephenville, St. George District||5694||18||Amedee Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||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|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Hugh||Springdale, Twillingate District||3581||18||Lucy (Martin) Williams (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|RUSSELL, John||St. John's||917||18||Edward Russell (p)||Confectioner||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|