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|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DONOVAN, Michael||No information||531||1914||No||No||Discharge notice only; Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger.|
|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.|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|MOORES, John||Blackhead, Bay de Verde District||3250||18||Arthur Moores (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 5, 1918|
|PAUL, Ralph||Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District||3717||23||William Paul (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Ewart||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4502||21||Alberta Hall (o)||Civil engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTER, Alexander||265 Southside Road, St. John's||4001||18||James Barter (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|HOGAN, Alden Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||237||19||Dr. William Hogan (p)||1914||No||No|
|PELLEY, Sydney W.||233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2713||19||Sidney Pelley (p)||Grocer||1916||No||No|
|EARLES, Edward||Battery Road, St. John's||2650||21||Mrs. Edward Earles (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|QUINTON, Frederick||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3622||18||James Quinton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Robert||St. John's||1309||21||Katherine Hickey (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 15, 1917|
|GOLDSTONE, Harris||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5396||21||Israel Goldstone (p)||Salesman||1918||Jewish||No||No|
|IVANY, Lewis||English Harbour, Trinity District||3262||22||James Ivany (p)||Machinist||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|
|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|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Thomas||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4640||19||Matilda Thorne (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Hallett.|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Andrew George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||3175||19||Richard King (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Michael||23 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8181||18||Mary A. Kelly (p)||Sail maker and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Allan||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1850||19||Henry Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOWELL, Isaac||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4699||24||Mrs. Job B. Howell (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|