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|
|HEPGOOD, John||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3918||18||George Hepgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Hepwood, Hapgood|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||5100||18||Albert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BUGDEN, Neville||21 Young Street, St. John's||4100||18||Henry Bugden (p)||Butcher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEASAU, Matthew||Three Rock Cove, Port au Port, St. George District||4938||18||Edward Beasau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Beasau, Besaw, Beason|
|TORRAVILLE, Alfred Leslie||Southside, Fogo, Fogo District||2908||18||William Torraville (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADBURY, John A||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||3618||18||Charles Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEMESSURIER, Ralph||113 Gower Street, St. John's||2416||18||E.M. LeMessurier (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)\||No||No|
|CONNOLLY, Nicholas||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4369||18||Jane Connelly (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Bernard||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5657||18||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Overton||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3683||18||Peter Snelgrove (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4859||18||Mary Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1918||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|
|KEEFE, James||Marystown, Burin District||5860||18||Martin Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WRIXON, William||Epworth, Burin District||4607||18||Joseph Wrixon (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|JONES, Lloyd||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4302||18||Maggie Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BRENTON, Albert||Burin, Burin District||3874||18||John Brenton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 9, 1919|
|SPRATT, John||340 Duckworth Street, St. John's||3739||18||Bartholomew Spratt (p)||Operator||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORWARD, Mark||Carbonear Island, Carbonear District||4750||18||Harry Forward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, William Dowell||Change Islands, Fogo District||1919||18||Jessie Elizabeth Oake (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|SNOW, Allan||Horwood, Fogo District||4197||18||Elizabeth Snow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENHAM, Allen||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4205||18||William Greenham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Richard||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3072||18||Richard Costello (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MELBOURNE, Samuel||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5053||18||Robert Melbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|KELLY, Edward||Wickford Street, St. John's||4072||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4736||18||William King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard A.||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||3225||18||Michael Hickey (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3473||18||Charles Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 27, 1918|
|ABBOTT, Eli||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2119||18||Charles Abbott (p)||Coal trimmer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Eli Charles Abbott.|
|MURRAY, Arthur||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2108||18||Silas Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Pierce||Salvage, Bonavista District||3547||18||Mary Ann Pike (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Augustus P.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5061||18||Joseph Moulton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLES, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2166||18||Mrs. Annie Coles (p)||Mason's helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Cecil||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||3908||18||Frederick Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|COSH - COISH, Leo||230 Water Street, St. John's||8427||18||Ernest Cosh (p)||1917||Yes||No||Tuesday, January 21, 1919||File missing. Information from service ledger. Variant spelling of name: attestation: Cosh ; CWGC: Coish or Koch.|
|WHITE, Reginald Bayly||Cathedral Rectory, Church Hill, St. John's||3048||18||Canon White (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 9, 1918|
|BOONE, Phineas||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||2720||18||Frederick Boone (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LOVELESS, Herbert J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4387||18||Edwin Loveless (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DOMINY, Harry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3769||18||Edgar Dominy (p)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|NOFTALL, Patrick Alexander||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3174||18||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|