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|
|Leo Power||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||6207||22||Thomas Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Lewis||English Harbour, Trinity District||3262||22||James Ivany (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Justin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4905||21||Thomas Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GRANDY, Wilfred||Garnish, Fortune District||5636||19||James H. Grandy (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Gladstone Rendell||279 Southside Road, St. John's||0-263 - 54||20||Joshua Burt (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWMAN, Robert Allan||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4245||20||Henry Newman (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PINSENT, Steward||Dildo, Trinity District||1158||25||Emma Pinsent (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stewart on family correspondence; signature is Steward|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAMM, Charles||Botwood, Twillingate District||4148||18||Samuel Cramm (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Baxter||English Harbour, Trinity District||3459||18||Albert Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|FRENCH, Joseph Chesley||Winterton,Trinity District||2151||19||Mrs. Walter French (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Launcelot||Lamaline, Burin District||1161||21||Mary Ann Pike (p)||Labourer (builder's contractor)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3917||21||Joseph Parsons (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|ABBOTT, John||Middle Brook, Bonavista District||6123||19||George Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Wilfred C.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1876||18||Mrs. Wm Parsons(p)||Operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discharged medically unfit 21 March 1917; attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies 29 Jan. 1918, discharged 18 Feb. 1918.|
|YOUNG, William||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8286||20||Victor Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROMAINE, Harold||Port au Port, St. George District||2169||23||Mrs. John Romaine (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|