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 email@example.com 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|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEGGE, Caleb||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5503||23||Samuel Legge (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CONWAY, Philip James||St. John's||1128||20||Kate Conway (p)||Labourer||1915||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6152||23||Charles Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Samuel L.||St. John's||1301||27||Lizzie Janes (o)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Llewellyn James||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||198||20||Martha Carter (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, Charles||Horse Island, St. Barbe District||5823||20||William Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Peter||Summerville, Bonavista District||5312||19||John Hollahan (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Solomon||43 Cook Street, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Catherine Barnes (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLUMBUS, Fred||Shallops Cove, St. George District||912||21||Frank Columbus (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 9, 1915|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOSS, John||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8390||49||Margaret Moss (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||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|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIBLEY, Gilbert||Fogo, Fogo District||8508||21||Arthur Sibley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8065||40||Minnie Handcock (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.|
|HARRIS, Samuel||Gander Bay South, Fogo District||2676||21||George Harris (o)||Mill hand||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, John||Middle Brook, Bonavista District||6123||19||George Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TOCHER, J.W.||0-237||Doctor||1917||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|