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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DURBAN, George H. No information 0-296 1925 No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger
HOWLEY, Richard Alexander No information 0-1 1924 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).
HAMMOND, Thomas 93 Gower Street, St. John's 360 23 Thomas Hammond (p) Dry goods clerk 1921 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
BLAKE, Albert Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric 5432 21 Herring Neck, Twillingate Distric Fisherman 1920 Methodist No No
MURPHY, John J. No information 0-274 1919 No No Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.
BLUNDON, Norman J. Shoal Harbour, Trinity District 5992 21 James Blundon (p) Farmer 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.
IVANY, Alexander 59 Freshwater Road, St. John's N/A 18 Drummer 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).
BLUNDEN, John Thomas Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District 4562 27 Stephen Blunden (p) Seaman 1919 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Blunden; documents use Blundon.
REID, Howard V. [Vincent] St. John's 0-241 19 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915
OREILLY, J.B. [Bertram] 0-236 Doctor 1919 No No Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical
HOBBS, Eliol Red Cliff Bay, Bonavista District 5413 19 Thomas Hobbs (p) Fisherman 1919 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 22, 1918
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.
YARD, James Witless Bay, Ferryland District 5744 22 Christopher Yard (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Joseph Stephenville, St. George District 5700 19 Alex White (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STARKS, Willie Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5554 18 Samuel Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
HOWELL, Isaac Greenspond, Bonavista District 4699 24 Mrs. Job B. Howell (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Frederick Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay 4984 22 Albert Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DILLON, Matthew Little Bay, Twillingate District 5535 23 Mary Dillon (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KELLY, James 38 Henry Street, St. John's 4632 19 Matthew Kelly (p) Bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BRIEN, Vincent Cape Broyle, Ferryland District 5758 22 Martin Brien (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KENNEDY, Chesley Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 5325 21 Solomon Kennedy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHIFFEN, Joseph Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5898 23 Elias Whiffen (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEWIS, Frank 233 Southside Road, St. John's 4486 22 Mrs. V. Lewis (p) Marconi Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
HEFFERTON, Samuel Newtown, Bonavista District 4375 22 Jacob Hefferton (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANDERSON, Frederick Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5064 20 William Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
CROWELL, Parker Glenwood, Twillingate District 5524 19 William Crowell (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
THORNE, Andrew New Harbour, Trinity District 4755 22 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Thomas Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4640 19 Matilda Thorne (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name - Hallett.
KIRBY, John Mundy Pond Road, St. John's 5814 18 Philip Kirby (p) Cooper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
NEWMAN, Leonard Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 5981 26 Samuel Newman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VAVASOUR, Samuel 39 Plymouth Road, St. John's 4658 19 Thomas Vavasour (p) Clerk 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOSS, Henry Snooks Arm, Twillingate District 5664 18 George Foss (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COUSINS, Joseph Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district 5080 19 Thomas Cousins (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOBER, John Marystown, Burin District 6054 21 Thomas Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LEGGE, Caleb Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5503 23 Samuel Legge (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCCORMACK, James Southside Road, St. John's n/a 16 Bugler 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special).
BRADBURY, George Battle Harbour, Labrador 4468 22 Mrs. Mary Bradbury (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRICKLAND, Eric 4 Brine Street, St. John's 5055 19 Kenneth Strickland (p) Candy maker 1918 Methodist No No
SIMMS, Beattie St. Anthony, St. Barbe District 4292 18 Reuben Simms (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
MERCER, Charles Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5114 18 John Mercer (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No