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|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HANDCOCK, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8065||40||Minnie Handcock (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNPHY, John Joseph||39 Flower Hill, St. John's||1480||19||Michael Dunphy (p)||Steward||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|LUFF, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||350||26||William Luff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|DILLON, Matthew||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5535||23||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Willis||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5828||18||Albert Rideout (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|BARTLETT, Leslie||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8348||20||Alfred Bartlett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORE, William||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2987||20||John Moore (p)||Painter||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|BARNES, Lawrence||157 New Gower Street, St. John's||528||24||William Barnes (p)||Labourer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LEGGE, Marcus||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2691||19||Archibald Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 24, 1919||Photograph of grave-site included|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph||33 Angel Place, St. John's||533||22||Frank Jackman (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|MARTIN, Henley Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1417||19||Phoebe Martin (p)||Undertaker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Clarence||Elliotts Cove, Trinity District||2575||22||John Goobie (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALFYARD, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3801||24||Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|