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|
|BROWN, James Michael||Curling, St. George District||1328||23||Mr. and Mrs. Brown (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, December 3, 1915|
|TILLER, Cecil||Newtown, Bonavista District||6203||23||Edgar Tiller (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Cecil Augustus||Gillesport, Twillingate District||2451||23||William Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBER, Peter||Spanish Room, Burin District||6066||23||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.|
|WARDLAW, William Bain||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||3124||23||David Wardlaw (p)||Salesman||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BAVIS, John T.||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||5117||23||Veronica Bavis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, James Joseph||56 Barters Hill, St. John's||113||23||William Hickey (p)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Celestine||Little Bay, Twillingate District||1721||23||Hannah Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||8002||23||John L. White (p)||Blacksmith and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOODY, James David||Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District||2651||23||Mrs. David Doody (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, February 4, 1918||Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X|
|GARDNER, Edward James||British Harbour, Trinity District||1247||23||Mrs. Gardner (p)||Postal clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HYNES, Richard Edward||Seamans Institute - Indian Island, Fogo District||807||23||William Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Hines.|
|CHEFFEY, Albert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||2337||23||James Cheffey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variation in name: Chaffey|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOONE, Edward||22 Belvedere Street, St. John's||4501||23||James Boone (p)||Chauffeur||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANN, Bertram Gordon||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||1255||23||Mr. Hann (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|BRAKE, Edmund||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1653||23||John Brake (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEMOINE, Joseph E.||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4296||23||Philip LeMoine (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||854||23||Mrs. William Jackman||Coal trimmer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Michael||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4335||23||Mrs. J. Croke (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, William||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||3729||23||Mrs. Nimie[?] Chute (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|KING, Bertram||Popes Harbour, Trinity District||8399||23||Mary J. Vokey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEARNS, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||4636||23||Jacob Bearns (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Lemuel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||5254||23||Richard Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Lemeul.|
|REGULAR, Dorman||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||5629||23||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLETT, Harold||138 Gower Street, St. John's||4664||23||Amos Flett (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Ewen Stanley||59 Colonial Street, St. John's||19||23||George D. Hennebury||Printer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Signature is Ewen; forms completed as Ewan|
|FRAMPTON, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2509||23||Stanley Frampton (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Robert||36 Hutching Street, St. John's||559||23||Edward Penney (p)||Blacksmith||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan||St. John's||1098||23||Sarah Noseworthy (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick C.||Piccaire, Fortune District||6187||23||Harry Simms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GATES, Gordon||Wellman Bight, Twillingate District||5483||23||Mrs. Leurizia (?) Normore (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, Frederick||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||2774||23||Thomas Curtis (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANT, William Hayes||31 Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-159 - 410||23||Mrs. James Grant (p)||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, April 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included. Partial attestation papers.|
|HUSSEY, John||St. John's||1646||23||John Hussey (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRIDGER, Willis||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||5542||23||Richard Bridger (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HALLETT, John||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8193||23||Albert J. Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VICKERS, John||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5116||23||Patrick Vickers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Frederick||Catalina, Trinity District||1162||23||Emily Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|