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|
|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.|
|TAYLOR, Henry||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5418||24||Caleb (?) Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Samuel||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4957||24||William Keeping (p)||Steward||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEYERS, Cornelius||Middleberg, Netherlands||2601||24||Juffi A.P. de Wel (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|IVANY, Solomon||43 Cook Street, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Catherine Barnes (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|BEATON, Joseph||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8489||24||Bridget Beaton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Thomas||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||3252||24||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEAD, Horatio||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5979||24||Joseph Head (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRIN, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4381||24||Thomas Murrin Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, Silas||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1669||24||Isaac Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|HAWCO, John||Chapel Cove, Harbour Main District||5786||24||Paul Hawco (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KITCHEN, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4809||24||George Kitchen (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GARLAND, John William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5804||24||John Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, George||81 Southside Road, St. John's||5268||24||Robert Taylor (p)||Cooper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Walter||St. Brendans, Bonavista District||6088||24||Joseph White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOUNSELL, Japheth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2110||24||Henry Hounsell (p)||Paper mill||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Killed in action Neuve-Église|
|GEORGE, Charles||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||4936||24||Hannah George (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TURNER, Simon||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5358||24||Martha [Curtis] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1817||24||Elizabeth McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, John T.||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||3853||24||John Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Marystown, Burin District||6073||24||Benjamin Ducey (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEHR, Harry J.||203 Water Street, St. John's||5734||24||Dr. A.B. Lehr (p)||Dentist||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SHAW, Andrew||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||2740||24||William Thomas Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|GATES, Hooper||Southside, Ragged Point, Twillingate District||2444||24||Mrs. Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife.|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|PENNEY, Josiah H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||665||24||S. Grace Penney (o)||Civil engineer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||I|
|JOHNSTON, Elim||Trouty, Trinity District||4518||23||Stephen Johnston (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, William||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3922||23||Jane Harnett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, George||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5495||23||Mary Stone (o)||Sailor||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANNON, James||Carters Hill, St. John's||3205||23||Patrick Lannon (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|WICKS, Frederick||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5502||23||William Wicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, June 18, 1918|
|BARNES, Martin Joseph||2 Murphys Square, St. John's||3740||23||Martin Barron (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Barnes is overwritten and initialled with Barron on one copy of attestation papers; McAlpine's Directory 1915 shows Martin Barnes living on Murphy's Square|
|TIBBS, William George||Trinity, Trinity District||732||23||William Tibbs (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|WALDRON, Frederick||Spaniards Cove, Harbour Grace District||4890||23||William Waldron (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUIRK, James||Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1298||23||Mary Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MILLEY, Jacob||Burnt Point, Bay de Verde District||4762||23||Edward Milley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURPHY, William||40 Carters Hill, St. John's||4146||23||John Murphy (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Samuel Clayton||St. John's||757||23||Dinah Piercey (p)||Compass maker||1914||Methodist||No||No|