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|
|WATSON, Charles||White Hills, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom||0-45 - 774||26||George Watson (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|SMITH, Peter Galloway||Dumsden, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom||1737||26||John Smith (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6199||26||Samuel Throwbridge (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.|
|CROSS, William J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8386||26||Martha E. Cross (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BETHUNE, John Grierson||St. John's||0-163 - 845||26||Mrs. Malcolm Bethune (p)||Office clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BAULD, James||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2673||26||Charles Bauld (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Henry||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8099||26||Mrs. Leonard Thompson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BABSTOCK, Joseph||Salvage, Bonavista District||1847||26||Thomas Babstock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HERRITT, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5837||26||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Walter Frederic||73 Military Road, St. John's||0-5||26||Mrs.F.J.W. Rendell (p)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||1562||26||Mary Walsh (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4824||26||Mrs. Alex. Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Adam||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||8122||26||William Andrews (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Harold||Fogo, Fogo District||3911||26||Thomas Simms (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Isaac||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8186||26||Theophilus Patey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, James||3 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2221||26||William Cranford (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|HYNES, Lemuel Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||806||26||Richard Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PITTMAN, William||Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity District||8043||26||Mary Ann Pittman (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SEWARD, Horatius||Clarenville, Trinity District||172||26||Adam Seward (p)||Farmer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Horatio|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|SPARKS, George||Glovertown, Bonavista District||8164||26||Matilda Ann Sparkes (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHEELER, Ernest||79 Long Hill, St.John's||5075||26||James Wheeler (p)||Teamster||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, Arch||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8466||26||Thomas Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||545||26||Annie Brown (p)||Miner||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Identified on documents in file and by CWGC as Edward John Brown; Signature is Edmund John.|
|HANN, Chesley G.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8406||26||Martha Hann (s)||Edgerman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYALL, William Thomas||40 Hayward Ave, St. John's||0-87 - 53||26||Robert Ryall (p)||Jeweller||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SHEPPARD, George||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3951||26||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Pattern maker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, John||St. John's - Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, England, United Kingdom||189||26||Humphrey Lewis (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|CRANE, Eldred||87 Southside Road, St. John's||2678||26||Mrs. John Crane (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHERWIN, Samuel||Allington (near Derby), England, United Kingdom||3206||26||Samuel Sherwin (p)||Butler||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 18, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Stanley Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-40 - 334||26||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Logging contractor||1914||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 10, 1917|
|PRESTON, Stanley||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2576||26||Samuel Preston (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Michael||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8467||26||Peter Connors (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|SMITH, Robert||46 Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4438||26||Michael Smith (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|