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|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|SEYMOUR, Lester||Botwood, Twillingate District||3708||18||Louisa Seymour (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STEAD, Thomas W.||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4350||18||George Stead (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUGFORD, Kenneth||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||2909||18||Mrs. John Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|EVELLEY, William||Trinity East, Trinity District||4523||18||James Evelley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGROW, Herbert||3 George Street, St. John's||3441||18||Joseph LeGrow (p)||Marble cutter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Edward George||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2700||18||John Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALL, Reggie||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||8285||18||John Hall (p)||Millman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|FOWLER, Frank||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4455||18||George Fowler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTLE, William E.||33 Water Street, St. John's||1947||18||Sarah Antle (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Henry Arthur||White Point, Trinity Bay||2630||18||Richard King (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Appeared as Wheat Point on attestation record; later corrected.|
|PIERCEY, Noah||Winterton, Trinity District||5342||18||Ananias Piercey (p)||(?) Manufacturer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEVEREAUX, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4710||18||Sarah Devereaux (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLAR, Edgar||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||3984||18||Sidney Willar (p)||Painter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, Chesley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4528||18||Joseph Barnes (p)||Draper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|STEELE, James||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6341||18||Willis Steele (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LANDER, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3783||18||Emily Tremblett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, Lewis||Salvage, Bonavista District||3546||18||William Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Wednesday, July 10, 1918||POW Date: 1918 Variant spelling of name - Hancock|
|TUFF, Frank P.||St. John's||1694||18||Edmund Tuff (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEMION, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||4331||18||Phoebe Hemion (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BECK, James||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4902||18||Cyrus Beck (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAY, Leander||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4786||18||Mrs. Martha Bray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Chesley||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5690||18||Thomas Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, January 9, 1919|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINGS, Gordon A.||St. John's||1698||18||J.R. Mullings (p)||Bookkeeper||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, January 20, 1917|
|POWER, John||Little Bay South||4269||18||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 4267 for misfiled document|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|BUTLER, Harvey Ronald||St. John's||1883||18||Annie Butler (p)||Office clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MERCER, Lyle||Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District||4866||18||Annie Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WAY, Norman||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2883||18||Arthur Way (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENDALL/BENDELL, Freeman||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3187||18||Mrs. Selina Bendell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Michael Gregory||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||2968||18||Nicholas J. O'Brien (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|