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|
|WHITE, John||Big Pond, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West||1508||19||Annie White (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John V. White|
|CRANE, Henry Charles||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1405||28||John Crane (p)||Railroad work||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|MERCER, Ernest||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4462||20||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Elijah||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||597||20||Robert Bishop (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Richard||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4537||20||Annie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 27, 1919|
|KEAN, Cecil D||No information||0-234||No information||No information||1917||No information||No||No||Commissioned to RAMC in 1917 and granted a temporary appointment to the Newfoundland Regiment as Medical Officer for draft transport to Great Britain 3-17 Oct. 1917.|
|IVANY, Walter Donald||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1008||21||Silas Ivany (p)||Machinist||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Nathan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4853||26||Thomas Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLUETT, Henry||Garnish, Fortune District||3900||22||Stephen Cluett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|TUCKER, Alexander||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5047||19||Joseph Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GORDON, Thomas||71 Southside Road, St. John's||8457||30||Belle Gordon (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUEDEE, Charles||St. Andrews, St. George District||5603||21||Philip Luedee (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUY, Chester Cameron||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1475||19||John Robert Guy (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BURT, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5463||19||Ambrose Burt (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FELTHAM, Luke||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3865||19||Edward Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, Charles Legallais||36 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-203 - 199||24||Joseph H. Edgar (p)||1914||Yes||No||Monday, February 26, 1917||Photograph of gravesite included.|
|ROLF, Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5643||21||George Rolf (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEOUGH, Leo||45 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||8289||21||George Keough (p)||Engineer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Nutting F.||60 Springdale Street, St. John's||8017||21||Jessie Ellis (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WHELAN, John Joseph||12 George Street, St. John's||169||27||Mary Kate Whelan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Cecil||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6020||28||James Anstey (p)||Sailor||1918||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|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Frank P.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4480||26||Annie Pike (p)||Manager, lumber||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, James||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8485||33||Mary Brien (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Brien on enlistment; O'Brien on discharge .|
|DOWLING, William A.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4153||18||Ernest Dowling (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|WARR, Reginald W.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2912||19||George Warr (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||8106||22||Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGINN, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||8167||21||Susie McGinn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Ernest||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5444||24||Belle King (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VATCHER, Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2827||18||John Vatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|BUDGELL, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||4248||19||Charles Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DELANEY, Nicholas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1474||19||Ellen Delaney (p)||Pulp presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHER, Edward||St. John's||1105||19||Cecelia Maher (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|WILLS, Thomas||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4820||26||Mrs. George Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents|
|OLDFORD, John||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||8222||39||Belinda Oldford (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|HYNES, Bernard||New Battery Road, St. John's||4075||18||Hezekiah Hynes (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHIWAK, John||Rigolet, Labrador||1735||26||Sarah Shiwak (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|