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|
|BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3187||18||Mrs. Selina Bendell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3699||18||Jessie (William) Titford (p)||Operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Max||Grand Bank, Burin District||2973||18||Lionel Clarke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|HEATH, Job||Botwood, Twillingate District||2478||18||Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MCGORY, David||St. John's||1063||18||Amelia McGory (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGrory.|
|BANNISTER, Joseph||Port Rexton, Trinity District||4735||18||Hannah Bannister (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, Joseph P.||31 Queen's Road, St. John's||2398||18||Patrick O'Driscoll (p)||Scholar||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DONOHUE, William Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2992||18||John Donohue (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, May 18, 1918|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SERRICK, Claude||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4434||18||Alexander Serrick (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.|
|PAYTON, Walter||16 Brennan Street, St. John's||6209||18||Richard Payton (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MINER, John||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4096||18||Edward Miner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also William H. MINA - MAYNARD - MINER, Regimental service # 5596, brother of John|
|CHAPMAN, Cyril||Fort Townshend, St. John's||4383||18||William Chapman (p)||Messenger, postal telegraphs||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Archibald||12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's||8401||18||George Locke (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|HILLIER, Llewelyn||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3034||18||Edward Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, January 25, 1918|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Gordon||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||3754||18||Emma Porter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo James||16 Balsam Street, St. John's||2952||18||James Collins (p)||Expressman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, William George||Brooklyn West, Bonavista District||2817||18||Job Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Sidney Howard||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2801||18||William Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|WHITTLE, Martin Augustus.||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2347||18||Peter Whittle (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HALL, Thomas||6 Murray Street, St. John's||8212||18||Frank Hall (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|REDSTONE, Falkner Alex||St. John's||1652||18||Harriet Redstone (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUSHUE, Frederick||210 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4419||18||James Gushue (p)||Apprentice engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Cyril||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2251||18||Mand Hutchings||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ASH, Frank||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4436||18||Thomas Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|LOCKE, James||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4073||18||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANNAFORD, John Joseph||St. John's||792||18||Edward Hannaford (p)||Messenger||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Benjamin||Clarenville, Trinity District||8229||18||Caleb Baker (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHEELER, Arthur||Summerford, Twillingate District||2465||18||Thomas Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife.|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Richard||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4534||18||John Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEFE, Saul||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2043||18||Allen Keefe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|HARRIS, Clarence Valentine||Glovertown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3365||18||Frederick Harris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|MERCER, Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5034||18||Maud Mercer (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|