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|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|FORD, George||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4014||19||Thomas J. Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GODFREY, George||Jersey, England, United Kingdom||4068||31||Magdalene Godfrey (o)||Sailor||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|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WALTERS, Alexander||Burnt Islands, Burgeo District||2549||33||Mrs. Jabez Edmonds (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CURTIS, Charles||Horse Island, St. Barbe District||5823||20||William Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ISAACS, Thomas C.||Burin, Burin District||3697||19||Robert Isaacs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DECKER, James||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||8512||24||Henry Decker (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|KING, Frederick||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3319||21||Alfred John King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|THORNE, Andrew||New Harbour, Trinity District||4755||22||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|JONES, Ephraim||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2324||21||Mrs. E. A. Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Alexander||Summerville, Bonavista District||5352||22||Joseph Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|LEDREW, Bertram||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1837||18||Isaac LeDrew (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|