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|
|CRANE, Henry Charles||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||1405||28||John Crane (p)||Railroad work||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 2, 1916|
|JANES, Frederick Alexander||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2149||20||G.P. Janes||Dental student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Ernest||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4462||20||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDICK, Henry Morton||350 Water Street / Sudbury Street, St. John's||140||William Maddick (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Granted commission 1916.|
|PILGRIM, Richard||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4537||20||Annie Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 27, 1919|
|HARRIS, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1114||18||Evelina Harris (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HOWELL, Nathan||Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4853||26||Thomas Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|CLAYTON, Arthur C||6 Forest Road, St. John's||0-231||29||Mrs. Arthur Clayton (s)||Chaplain||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|CLOW, James||Ferryland, Ferryland District||6006||24||Edward Clow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LUEDEE, Charles||St. Andrews, St. George District||5603||21||Philip Luedee (p)||Farmer||1918||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|
|GUY, Chester Cameron||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1475||19||John Robert Guy (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GEORGE, Edward||Curling, St. George District||5409||20||Edward George (p)||FIsherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5463||19||Ambrose Burt (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MALLAM, Allan Wright||Hearts Content, Trinity District||413||27||Mrs. Mallam (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROLF, Leslie||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5643||21||George Rolf (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEBBER, Walter||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5244||21||Annie Webber (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WORNELL, Frederick John||81 Longs Hill, St. John's||0-217 - 1839||19||John Wornell (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Henry||59 Lime Street, St. John's||291||21||Mr. and Mrs. Bishop (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, John||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2640||20||Mrs. John Edgar (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, William Francis||38 Flower Hill, St. John's||119||22||Michael Hickey (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WADE, Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4709||22||Michael Wade (p)||Conductor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Frank P.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4480||26||Annie Pike (p)||Manager, lumber||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARCH, John Wesley||50 Circular Road, St. John's||0-109||34||Amelia March (o)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|HOLMES, Arthur Chesley||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-132 - 2275||18||Reverend A.A. Holmes (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TRACEY, Martin||Water Street, St. John's||8253||42||Hannah Tracey (o)||Fireman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VATCHER, Albert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2827||18||John Vatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|SUMMERS, Michael Francis||330 Water Street, St. John's||0-158||Michael J. Summers (p)||1914||Yes||No||Sunday, July 16, 1916||Attestation papers not included - Photograph of grave-site included.|
|SEXTON, John Francis||St. John's||2068||32||Hettie Sexton (s)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||4248||19||Charles Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRETTY, John||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||2276||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, Charles Edward||George V Institute, St. John's||0-307 - 171||27||Clara J. White (o)||Purse||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOTT, William||Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3923||19||Robert Knott (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|DOYLE, James||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||5408||20||Elizabeth Doyle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAYTE, Lewis||Fogo, Fogo District||5428||20||John Layte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Laite, Lane, Leyte|
|MARTIN, Richard B.||Bulls Cove, Burin District||2936||18||Bessie Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917|
|TOBIN, John Thomas||Burin North, Burin District||1800||Hanna Brake (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, February 1, 1916|
|WILLS, Herbert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2185||18||Mary Wills (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, December 8, 1916|
|FUGES, C.||3104||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger. Fatality: n/a|
|EDDY, Ernest||Lady Cove, Bonavista Bay||3251||18||Mary Sharpe (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Bernard||New Battery Road, St. John's||4075||18||Hezekiah Hynes (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's||3026||18||Richard Lambert (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|HULAN, Gerald||Crabbes, St. George District||3764||19||Joseph Hulan (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, June 7, 1917|