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|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||4708||20||Nathaniel Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEATS, William||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||203||20||Mrs. Richards Keats (p)||Carman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NOFTLE, William||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||2826||20||James B. Noftle (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Noftall.|
|SMITH, Allan Jackson||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2269||29||William B. Smith (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, John (Jack)||70 Cabot Street, St. John's||5087||20||Thomas Pike (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|WELLS, Pearce||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4440||21||John Wells (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Percy|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|STAGG, Alexander||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4312||18||Joseph Stagg (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SHAVE, George R.||Fogo, Fogo District||2039||26||William Shave (p)||Picture framer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MCKAY, William||269 Water Street West, St. John's||4704||22||Elizabeth McKay (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril||Carbonear, Carbonear District||955||19||Lizzie Mahoney (o)||Dry goods clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUGDEN, Heber||Petley, Trinity District||4792||18||Benjamin Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, William||Burin, Burin District||0-262 - 2289||21||George Martin (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Ernest||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4017||19||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5010||19||Martha Hunt (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|FARRINGTON, William||York, England, United Kingdom - Government House, Military Road, St. John's||694||22||Arthur Farrington (p)||Footman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CREWE, Gordon||Elliston, Trinity District||3451||23||Mary Gough (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|SIMMS, George Percival||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1217||20||Herbert Simms (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Alfred Leo||65 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||1987||18||Alfred Brown (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1626||18||Robert John Small (p)||Lumbering||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEYTON, Joseph||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||1832||18||Richard Peyton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, February 28, 1917|
|ADAMS, William Frederick||St. John's||879||21||Charles Adams (p)||Printer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69|
|TOMS, Augustus||Kings Point, Twillingate District||2561||23||Esau Toms (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, February 1, 1917|
|WINSOR, Claude||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4112||18||Mrs. Winsor (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Joseph||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||4288||18||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|SCEVIOUR, Daniel||Exploits, Twillingate District||4867||29||Phoebe Sceviour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ONEILL, Roadey [Roderick]||119 Freshwater Road, St. John's||4749||21||Edward O'Neill (o)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: given as Roadey or Roady on all documents except on War service Gratuity form which is Roderick. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1404X|
|MILLS, Robert Whitfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||997||23||Sara Jane Mills (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, David||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5653||18||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Henry||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8099||26||Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUDSON, Peter Joseph||St. John's||1689||19||James Hudson (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 4, 1916|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JANES, Job||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2021||22||Emma Janes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MITCHELMORE, Isaac||Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District||1810||22||Austin Mitchelmore||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GOSSE, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1051||21||Samuel Gosse (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COMOR, Maurice||Blackpool, England, United Kingdom||725||21||Henry Comor (p)||Salesman||1914||Jewish||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 5, 1917|
|DELANEY, William||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5605||21||James Delaney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Dugald Stewart||50 Charlton Street, St. John's||1214||21||Sarah Elizabeth Reid (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, Walter||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5239||19||Emily Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Edward||Trinity East, Trinity District||4513||18||John Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Jacob||Champneys, Trinty District||2188||19||Mrs. William Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNELGROVE, Isaac John||Catalina, Trinity District||1140||18||William Norman Snelgrove (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, November 18, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included.|