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|
|WILLMAN, Wilson H.||McCallum, Fortune District||6049||19||Augustus Willman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOUTCHER, John W.||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5940||24||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.|
|CLARKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6090||22||Richard Clarke (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Blaketown, Trinity District||5356||19||Abraham Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|LINDSTROM, Frederick||Outer Cove, St. John's East District||5791||20||Henry Lindstrom (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Lindstrom; clerk completed forms as Lidstone; Frederic Lindstrom, with father Henry, are recorded in 1935 census|
|HALLETT, Thomas||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||4780||19||Albert Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SINYARD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5046||19||Jonathan Sinyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOUCHER, Charles||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5932||20||George Boucher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.|
|BROWN, George||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||5931||19||Hannah Mariah Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, November 2, 1918||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.|
|MACKEY, Joseph||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6086||22||Patrick Mackey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Brookfield, Bonavista District||5145||19||Martin Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DROVER, Eldred||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4625||18||Agnes Drover (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Brendon||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4981||22||Rachael Murphy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, Bert||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4835||21||Mrs. Alfred Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEVIOUR, Martin||British Harbour, Trinity District||5373||22||Ananias Seviour (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, June 16, 1918||Variant spelling of name: Sceviour; in CWGC as Sceviour.|
|PEACH, Albert||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5838||19||John Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Mark||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4885||18||Samuel Hutchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Augustus||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5475||21||Daniel Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 26, 1918|
|FENNELL, Thomas||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6193||17||Johanna Fennell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARRIS, Spurgeon||Bonavista Bay [district unknown]****||4813||24||Gibbs Harris (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Augustus||Freshwater Road, St. John's||5800||20||James McDonald (p)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Thomas J||8 Rossiters Hill, St. John's||4493||20||Mrs. T.J. Bartlett (s)||Moulder||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|CURRAN, William||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4760||25||William Curran (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GINN, William||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5912||21||William Ginn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|HUTCHCROFT, William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8507||25||Arthur Hutchcroft (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PENNY, Ernest||Harry's Harbour, Twillingate District||5514||23||Stephen Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||See also service #698, Patrick Joseph English. Discrepancy in name: Signature is Penny, documents as Penney.|
|HOLLETT, Nicholas||Small Point, Bay de Verde District||6283||20||Samuel Hollett (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, John W||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4460||19||Josiah Crane (p)||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Hedley||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5146||20||Tobias Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FAGAN, William J.||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5763||19||George Fagan (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEDDORE, Joseph James||Conne River, Fortune District||6327||24||Noah Jeddore (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Elijah||New Perlican, Trinity District||5489||19||Henry Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GIBBONS, Caleb||Lumdsen South , Fogo District||5143||18||Martin Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Dildo, Trinity District||8080||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOYDE, Ernest||Little Bay, Twillingate District||6095||24||James Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.|
|HISCOCK, Simeon||Winterton, Trinity District||5313||25||Jacob Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Herbert||Horse Islands, St. Barbe District||4924||20||John Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OCONNOR, Timothy||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||5037||29||Mary O'Connor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|MASON, Philip||13 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5977||22||Mary Mason (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, George Thomas||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6265||23||Robert Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PROSPER, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4907||20||William Prosper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Ernest||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5580||18||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, June 14, 1918|