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|
|KEEPING, Alwyn Minter||St. John's||1020||20||Catherine Keeping (p)||Poultry raiser||1915||Unknown||No||No|
|BAKER, George||Clarenville, Trinity District||1439||22||Caleb Baker (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|SNOW, Jack||Manuels, Harbour Main District||2703||19||Mrs. John Snow (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|ENGLISH, Patrick Joseph||66 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||698||28||Patrick English (p)||Telephone linesman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #5514, Ernest Penney.|
|OKEEFE, Thomas Joseph||Ferryland, Ferryland District||923||21||Esther Clow (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71.|
|PARDY, James||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||2763||Charles Pardy (p)||1916||No||No||See also # 6152; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918; Information from service ledger and service file # 6152|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ENNIS, Lewis||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3616||20||John Jos. Ennis (p)||Tradesman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OKEEFE, William||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4315||18||Thomas O'Keefe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDEN, John Joseph||St. John's||1557||19||Anne Madden (p)||Messenger||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Gordon||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4389||19||Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, John||Little River, St. George District||6269||24||Catherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Kenneth||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8310||18||John C. Sheppard (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, James||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1935||22||Michael Hall (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|WARREN, Herbert G.||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4765||22||Thomas Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Thomas||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||8509||21||Fanny Brenton (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Nathaniel||Hodges Cove, Trinity District||5100||18||Albert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DORAN, John||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2660||18||Isabel Doran (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|LITTLE, Joseph||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5885||20||Joseph Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDINGHAM, James Allan||35 Military Road, St. John's||0-19||Miss E.V. Ledingham (o)||1916||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; Age of Enlistment: n/a.|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|MARKS, Chesley||Long Cove Point, Burin District||1950||18||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 31, 1918|
|MEADEN, Edward A.||Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada||4624||20||Simon Meaden (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Earl||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5200||20||Ambrose Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan||St. John's||1098||23||Sarah Noseworthy (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Molliers, Burin District||4084||18||John C. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Jabez||Newtown, Bonavista District||6130||23||William Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEWARD, William John||New Perlican, Trinity District||2688||19||Daniel Burrier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYERS, John Thomas||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3659||21||John Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)F||No||No|
|LEDREW, Sterling||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5240||22||Elizabeth LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Eli||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5654||19||Annie Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Arthur||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2764||29||Silas King (p)||Mechanic||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||6035||23||Pierce Farrell (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOK, Ernest George||Trinity East, Trinity District||4384||18||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Stephen||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1686||21||Robert Lawrence (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|