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|
|GRANT, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5204||19||John Grant (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HACKETT, David Manual||St. John's||1097||22||Mrs. David Hackett (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Manuel||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2031||27||Jane Oldford (p)||Paper finisher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Matthew||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||6109||21||John Maddigan (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|FOWLOW, George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4345||23||Martin Fowlow (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Samuel||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5630||26||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CANDOW, William||St. John's||1510||25||David Candow (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Alfred||Long Island, Twillingate District||8425||42||Virtue Simms (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, Bernard||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1359||19||Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PECKHAM, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||4524||19||William Peckham (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JOHNSTON - JOHNSON, William||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||4881||21||Thomas Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature completed as Johnston on attestation; Johnson on later documents.|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Aubrey C.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8119||21||Flossie B. Goodyear (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKS, Norman||Catalina, Trinity District||2091||20||Boyd Hicks (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGECOMBE, Silas||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1251||22||Gennett/Janet Edgecombe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|ROPER, Henry||26 Dicks Square, St. John's||670||20||Joseph Roper (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Albert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1853||18||William Hancock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|APPLIN, Timothy||Shoal Cove, St. Barbe district||5957||22||Joseph Applin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORD, George||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4014||19||Thomas J. Ford (p)||Fisherman||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|
|NAPIER, Leonard||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2388||26||Julius Napier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas||6 Wickford Street, St. John's||527||22||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|HOWARD, Patrick||Daniels Cove, Trinity District||5997||20||William Howard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, James||Portugal Cove [district unknown]||8346||30||Johnathan Churchill (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEAD, Ernest||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2338||23||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRATTON, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2715||30||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stratten.|
|KING, Eli||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||6305||20||Abner King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURGE, William George||Chanceport, Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2757||22||Thomas Burge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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|
|HISCOCK, Edgar William||Winterton, Trinity District||6275||21||Robert Hiscock (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Samuel James||St. John's||1498||21||Jane Learning (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Chesley||Rattling Brook, Trinity District||3861||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, Frank||Botwood, Twillingate District||5712||19||William Adams (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DECKER, James||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||8512||24||Henry Decker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Gilbert||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||1911||20||Josiah Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TRACEY, William||Carrolls Cove, Labrador||3422||23||John Tracey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers contained in service #13.|
|BRETT, Edgar||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2694||23||Willis Brett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|