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|
|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|
|DAY, Nehemiah||Champneys, Trinity District||3470||23||Reuben Day (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Battle Harbour, Labrador||4676||24||Mary Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3533||21||William Rose (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 10, 1917|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYTER, Hubert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3780||18||Harris Hayter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ISAACS, Thomas C.||Burin, Burin District||3697||19||Robert Isaacs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAILEY, Andrew P.||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||8118||22||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Robert||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1282||21||Emily Butler (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|KENNEDY, John||No Information||1443||No Information||No Information||1915||No Information||No||No||Attestation papers not available. Correspondence indicates he was released; no service.|
|PITTMAN, John||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5336||21||Isaac Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph H.||Norris Arm, Gander Bay||5766||20||John Snow||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RALPH, Heber||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||3808||18||Job Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Herbert.|
|BLAKE, Ambrose Ernest||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||3138||19||James Jacobs (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALDWIN, Henry Herbert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1523||19||Edward James Baldwin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Harry|
|HALL, Joseph||Codroy, St. George District||5382||22||Stephen Hall (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, George||Bank Head Bay, St. George District||4880||21||Rachael Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGGE, Caleb||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5503||23||Samuel Legge (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Robert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2702||19||Mrs. William Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Cecil||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6020||28||James Anstey (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5091||22||James Gosse (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|OTOOLE, John||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||5827||19||Rhoady O'Toole (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|LYNCH, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5805||22||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAVENOR, Thomas||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||4439||19||Michael Tavenor (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FILLIER, Albert||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6162||18||Lydia Fillier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||St. John's||851||23||Mrs. John Butt (p)||Teamster||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|CANNING, Permanus||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5455||19||William Canning (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, June 24, 1918|
|GRIFFIN, John M.||32 Goodview Street, St. John's||8040||39||Rachael Griffin (s)||Shoemaker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLANDS, Henry||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2239||18||Reverend Charles Hollands (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert J.||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4233||20||William Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, William||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||3336||26||Lillian Frampton (s)||Fisherman||1916||hurch of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ENGLAND, Hugh S.||St. George, St. George District||3858||22||George England (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|BLACKALL, Herbert William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's||0-86 - 448||20||W.W.Blackall (p)||School teacher||1914||No||No||Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.|
|LANDER, John||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5891||22||John Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEADEN, Edward A.||Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada||4624||20||Simon Meaden (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Clarence||New Harbour, Trinity District||5251||19||Albert Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Ernest Ivan||St. John's||1098||23||Sarah Noseworthy (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|CLARKE, William||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||5508||22||William Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWLEY, Richard Alexander||No information||0-1||1924||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger; See # 0-135 - 2273 for misfiled documents; Includes documents relating to John A. McGrath, Regt. # 0-135-2273 (and Royal Dublin Fusiliers).|
|VINNICOMBE, John Joseph||35 Cook Street, St. John's||8010||32||Mary Ellen Fowler (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Eli||Kings Point, Twillingate District||5654||19||Annie Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||5332||21||Josiah Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, G. H..||No information||0-176||Chaplain||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|PEACH, Peter||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3666||19||Richard Peach (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918|
|MASTERS, William L.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2797||24||James Masters (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|