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 email@example.com 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|
|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|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, John||11 Cochrane Street, St. John's||2411||23||Catherine Scott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|DALLEY, Elijah||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5974||21||John Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEMEE, Michael Joseph Francis||St. John's||911||20||Francis Lemee (p)||Engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Thomas||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4640||19||Matilda Thorne (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Hallett.|
|KAVANAGH, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5777||20||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Harry||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5292||23||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||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|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|INGRAM, Moses Albert Caldwell||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2391||20||Henry Ingram (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 16, 1917|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADAMS, John F||King's Point, Twillingate District||3894||22||Esau Adams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|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|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GIDGE, George||Fridays Bay, Twillingate District||6300||25||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HUMPHRIES, Ernest||Newtown, Bonavista District||2479||19||Peter Humphries (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||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.|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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.|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DULEY, Lionel Thomas||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-200 - 2945||18||Thomas J. Duley (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|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.|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||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|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRADBURY, George||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4468||22||Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Elam||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2501||20||Joseph Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|