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 email@example.com 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|
|PIERCEY, John Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1535||19||Patience Piercey (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KITCHEN, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4809||24||George Kitchen (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||1991||18||John Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACLEOD, Neil||St. John's||841||19||Mrs. Mathew Peckham (o)||Butcher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|DAWE, John F.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5488||21||Robert Dawe (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANKLIN, William||London, England, United Kingdom||2141||35||Mrs. Franklin (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LOCKE, Archibald||12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's||8401||18||George Locke (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick Ashton||17 Dicks Square, St. John's||3934||18||James A. Stone (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, John||47 Military Road, St. John's||0-115 - 5||24||Thomas Williams (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MOOTREY, Robert Hedley.||22B Springdale Street, St. John's||4469||22||Robert Mootrey Sr. (p)||Expressman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICK, Leonard Tretheway||5 Devon Row, St. John's||0-71 - 1||22||James R. Stick (p)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIELD, Leonard St. Albin||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||0-62 - 2375||19||Reverend G.H. Field (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MCKAY, Notman Arthur||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4277||18||Sarah McKay (p)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Joseph||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4702||20||Sarah Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes 3 documents for Robie Richards (drummer).|
|FORD, Alex||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4832||26||Mrs. Thomas Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes detailed report on medical absence of # 4833 Bertram Bartlett.|
|MATTHEWS, Nathan A.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5072||25||William Matthews (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DROVER, Eldred||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4625||18||Agnes Drover (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, James||New Perlican, Trinity District||5362||22||Corbett Legge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Samuel||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5539||22||Job Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, William||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4424||22||John Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOUGLAS, Aaron K.||Brunette Islands, Fortune District||2904||22||Andrew Douglas (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|HUSSEY, Thomas B.||Kenmount Road, St. John's||8501||33||John Hussey (p)||Filer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTS, Brian Wildridge||Millertown, Twillingate District||3060 - 8093||21||Jane A. Potts (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. See also service # 8093; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|REID, Allan||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2419||19||Stephen Reid Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|MOSS, Frederick||Southampton, England, United Kingdom||3065||44||Mrs. J. Moss (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Reuben||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||8004||20||Solomon Squires (p)||Woodsman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENDELL, George||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5582||20||Samuel Kendell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel John||St. John's||1620||18||Absalom Joseph Learning (p)||Cooper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|PIKE, Joseph||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8445||19||Alfred Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GABRIEL, Roland||Fleming Street, St. John's||8500||20||Herbert Gabriel (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, James S.||Blaketown, Trinity District||3290||18||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert J.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4233||20||William Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUY, James||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||4963||22||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSTON, Charles William||8 Hunts Lane, St. John's||4024||18||Edward Johnston (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIGGINS, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5438||21||Reuben Higgins (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1398X|
|HOBBS, Hezikiah||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||6200||22||William Hobbs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frank||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||383||22||Samuel Roberts (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 23, 1915|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEWLING, Jacob||25 Fleming Street, St. John's||3005||18||Archibald Dewling (p)||Grocer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, Samuel||Long Pond, Harbour Main District||3289||19||Richard Greenslade (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDY, John R.||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4863||29||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|