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|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||5842||19||Julia Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Thomas||Goulds, St. John's West district / Ferryland, Ferryland district||3311||18||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman-Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||Community is recorded as two different locations|
|ANDERSON, Richard John||British Harbour, Trinity District||2628||19||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, Charles||St. Albans, Fortune District||6220||22||Thomas Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #6229, Lawrence Collier. Enlisted as Charley Collier.|
|ROWE, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5042||23||Henry Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|VATCHER, Sandy W.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5071||21||Elizabeth Vatcher (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|OREILLY, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2118||21||Maggie O'Rielly (of William) (p)||Paper maker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Contains letter from Daniel Bird, service #2117|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Dawe||Green Bay, Trinity District||3687||22||Flora White (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOORS, Chesley Peter||Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District||5752||19||Frederick Moores (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores|
|KNOX, William||11 Feild Street, St. John's||4611||18||William Knox (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Solomon||5 Flower Hill, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Mrs. R. Bayley (o)||Truckman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #8064; Ivany transfered to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|HYNES, James Joseph||St. John's||1095||19||Margaret Hynes (p)||Cooper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, November 18, 1915|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Harold Roderick||Garnish, Fortune District||4270||23||Benjamin Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TOBIN, Patrick||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6114||28||Mary Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILSON, Henry Kelso||22 Cochrane Street, St. John's||305||21||Mrs. Wilson (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Samuel A.||North Side, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's East District||2223||26||Elizabeth Eddy (o)||Motor engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGER, Joseph||Georges Cove, Labrador||6168||19||Elizabeth Langer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment is entered as 1918, possible error|
|SAUNDERS, Ronald J.||Cape Cove, Fogo District||3433||18||Allen Saunders (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURNE, Harry||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4670||18||John Bourne (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|LEMESSURIER, Philip Sorsoliel||44 Angel Place, St. John's||0-128 - 62||20||Alex LeMessurier (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No|
|SOOLEY, John||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5641||19||Richard Sooley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5741||21||Justin McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 8, 1918|
|LAFOSSE, John William||New Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5565||20||John LaFosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Herbert||New Harbour, Trinity District||2312||18||Mrs. William Cranford (p)||Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas||21 Parade Street, St. John's||5950||18||Thomas Walsh (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Leslie||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5123||19||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHANCEY, John T.||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2310||20||William Chancey (p)||Barber||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Leslie||Three Arms, Twillingate District||4572||19||Corbett Batstone (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Gregory Joseph||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1343||18||Lucy Neville (p)||Electric engine driver||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 3, 1918|
|COLLINS, Ronald||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4840||20||Mrs. John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEARIN, William||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6340||21||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REID, Charles||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4280||19||Edward Reid (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|HAMMOND, Merrill||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4550||19||Fanny Hammond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CUFF, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4814||24||Mrs. William Cuff (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No||Notes: Previously transcribed as Alfred.|
|FLOOD, Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4662||26||Edward Flood (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Jabez||Seal Cove, Harbour Main District||5735||22||Charles Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUMBY, Edward||No information||8084||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|SPEARNS, John||St. John's||1232||19||Annie Spearns (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREENE, Edward||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3892||18||Aubrey Greene (o)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|GIBBONS, Percy||Lumsden South, Fogo District||5171||21||Edgar Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|