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|
|KEEPING, Arthur||Rencontre, Fortune District||6264||22||William John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOZEC, John||Black Duck Brook, St. George District||5946||20||Eve (Yves) Bozec (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|WYATT, Arthur||Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||8130||42||William Wyatt (p)||Lumberman and blacksmith||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 4, 1919|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|LEMESSURIER, H. [Hugh]||0-197||No||No||Civilian appointment as Honourary Lieutenant, administration of training camp, Pleasantville.|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|BAKER, Esau||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3696||29||Sarah Baker (s)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLUETT, Vincent||Belleoram, Fortune District||0-97||Sarah Cluett (p)||1916||Yes||No||Monday, November 26, 1917||Attestation papers not included|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Gordon||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5152||20||William Vivian (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Joshua||Fosters Point, Random, Trinity District||2015||22||Noah George (p)||Railroading||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|STICKLAND, Peter||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3778||20||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|WARREN, Jacob||Grey River, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6312||22||Mary Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|EDGECOMBE, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5333||21||Walter Edgecombe (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Allan||Feild Street, St. John's||5476||22||Susie Richards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VATCHER, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||5194||20||William Vatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|SUTTON, Michael||Catalina, Trinity District||3932||21||John Sutton (p)||Brakeman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUDGELL, Peter John||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||6292||19||Eber Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PRETTY, Simeon||Dildo, Trinity District||4964||21||Martha Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Claude||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||6096||19||Philip White (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|GULLIVER, Arthur||24 Tessier Place, St. John's||3162||19||Diana Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Isaac||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4980||21||John Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEIL, Clarence||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3064||42||Mrs. Clarennce O'Neil (s)||Musician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|