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|
|WARREN, William Valence||231 Southside Road, St. John's||0-204 - 680||25||Cyrus Warren (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|NOSEWORTHY, Fred||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5540||25||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEONARD, James||British Harbour, Trinity District||2865||25||Thomas Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BUTLER, John||Bauline, St. John's East District||5811||25||Martin Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|TARGETT, Frederick Joseph||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1743||25||Sarah Targett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916|
|COOK, Leander||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2237||25||Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOOPER, John||McCallum, Fortune District||6274||25||William Hooker (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Willis||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5170||25||Darius White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, John Thomas||Presque, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5925||25||James Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIGGOTT, Walter||9 Monroe Street, St. John's||296||25||Henry Piggott (p)||Storekeeper||1914||No||No|
|INGRAM, George W.B.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5655||25||Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Frederick||St. John's||844||25||Mary Hallett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELDRIDGE, Richard||Newtown, Bonavista District||1279||25||Mrs. William Lock||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVIMEY, Thomas||St. John's||1004||25||Susan Ivimey (p)||Shoe maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Walter||Old Bonaventure, Trinity District||2115||25||Mrs. Fannie Pitcher (p)||Paper mill foreman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WOODMAN, James||New Harbour, Trinity District||2171||25||Mrs. Charles Woodman (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEALEY, Patrick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||4137||25||Anna Molloy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, David||Little Braha, St. Barbe District||1082||25||Julia Richards (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BONNELL, Harold||Lamaline, Burin District||6277||25||Robert Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||5227||25||Hannah Bennett (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, Allan||Little River, St. George District||5695||25||Katherine Campbell (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ARKLIE, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4306||25||Edith Arklie (nee Hutchings) (s)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HICKEY, William||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1341||25||Johanna Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, March 10, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|BUGDEN, Reginald||Smith Sound, Trinity District||3417||25||Walter Bugden (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Daniel||Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||6296||25||John Stone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, John||Dildo, Trinity District||5048||25||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REARDON, Michael||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||3342||25||Patrick Reardon (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BULGIN, Hubert||Back Harbour, Twillingate district||8011||25||Susan Watkins (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OLDFORD, Hubert||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3183||25||Andrew Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENTON, Ignatius||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||2589||25||Edward Penton (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|DICKS, Richard||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2392||25||Mrs. Henry Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||128 Bond Street, St. John's||3219||25||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHCROFT, William||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8507||25||Arthur Hutchcroft (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MORISSEY, James H.||44 Wickford Street, St. John's||8003||25||Catherine Morrissey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.|
|JOHNS, Harold||30 Young Street, St. John's||4614||25||Mrs. E. Johns (p)||Grocer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, John William||Freshwater, Bay de Verde district||3920||25||John C. Parsons (p)||Clergy||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 654 for misfiled document|
|SCEVIOUR, Cyril||Exploits, Twillingate District||1198||25||Cecelia Sceviour||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Leonard True||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||231||25||Jesse Rendell (p)||Papermaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWLOR, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5036||25||James Lawlor (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||See # 5086 for misfiled document|
|WHITE, George||Grand Bank, Burin district||8145||25||Mrs. Amelia H. White (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|TAYLOR, Selby||10 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8460||25||Maud Taylor (s)||1917||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|FRENCH, John Joseph||2 Patrick Street, St. John's||63||25||Benjamin French (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|