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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|OUELLETTE, Charles||Quebec, Canada||3040||18||Peter Oulette (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oulette|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||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|
|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|
|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.|
|CREWS, John||Point Crew, Burin District||4811||18||John R. Crews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Brigam||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3799||18||Jacob Hann (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|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|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James||Burin Bay, Burin District||4086||18||John Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol||St. John's||787||18||W.A. Munn (p)||Clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|COSTELLO, Richard||143 Wickford Street, St. John's||4158||18||James Costello (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HUELIN, William||Robinsons, St. George District||4368||18||James Huelin (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Fred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||1851||18||Bessie Elliot (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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|
|WHEELER, Ralph||Summerford, Twillingate District||4906||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|OLIVER, Philip||29 Feild Street, St. John's||3500||18||Thomas Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Hugh Pierson||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||526||18||Dr. George F. Bowden (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||I|
|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|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3187||18||Mrs. Selina Bendell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOYD, Alphonso||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2745||18||Edward Boyd (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PYE, Walter||Cape Charles, Labrador||2254||18||Ephraem Pye (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||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|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|WILLIAMS, Hugh||Springdale, Twillingate District||3581||18||Lucy (Martin) Williams (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|