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|
|CLARK, Joseph||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6246||19||William Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Gordon||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4389||19||Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Thomas||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4640||19||Matilda Thorne (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Hallett.|
|COLLINS, George W.||Balsom Street, St. John's||2448||18||James Joseph Collins (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALTERS, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8415||18||Mrs. Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORMIER, Joseph||Bank Head, St. George District||5007||18||Patrick Cormier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCDONALD, William||Bank Head, St. George District||5986||24||Dinier Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Francis||Bank Head, St. George District||3960||19||R. Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ARNAUD, John B||Bannerman House, Circular Road, St. John's||4418||23||Constance Arnaud (p)||Banker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6114||28||Mary Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Joseph||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5869||24||John Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEA, John||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5941||22||Patrick Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Albert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||6332||25||William Richards (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWELL, Harry||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4612||18||Susan Newell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEWELL, Richard Lewis||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1821||18||John Newell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENLAND, Hubert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2624||19||John Greenland (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEVENS, Charles||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||2433||18||John Samuel Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, September 5, 1918|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|NEWELL, Kenneth S.||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||1692||21||John Newell Sr. (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BEECHAM, Joseph||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||4629||18||Nathaniel Beecham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RODGERS, Joseph||Barnes Place, St. John's||5871||22||Bridget Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Lewis||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5983||22||John Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, Herbert||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||6022||22||Silas Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRIMMER, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5917||23||Isaac Primmer (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|NEWMAN, James O.||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||1944||24||James Newman (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Simeon||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5908||20||James Cull (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Alexander||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5726||22||Henry Hewitt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Arthur||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5978||24||William Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, George||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5982||24||Lydia Combden (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Combdon.|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HICKEY, Edward||Barren Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1920||20||Thomas Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|GOULD, Thomas||Bartlett's Harbour, St. Barbe District||8179||20||Eugene Gould (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TATCHELL, Henry||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||5972||20||Isaac Tatchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Tatchill; Discrepancy in name: Thatchill, Thatchell|
|SCANLON, Joseph||Bartletts Harbour, St. Barbe District||6070||21||Alice Scanlan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, James||Battery Road, St. John's||2634||22||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Yes||No||Monday, May 24, 1920|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|CROTTY, Stanley F.||Battery Road, St. John's||459||19||Mr. Crotty (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Joseph||Battery Road, St. John's||2241||19||Emily Abbott (p)||Baker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WALSH, Harold Anthony||Battery Road, St. John's||3050||18||Stan Walsh (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Stanley||Battery Road, St. John's||283||20||Henry Abbott (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|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.|
|COLLINS, Martin||Battery Road, St. John's||8055||59||Mary Collins (s)||Filer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|