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|
|BISHOP, Wilson||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1597||19||John Bishop (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|ELLIOTT, George||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||2737||24||Alex Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, December 2, 1917|
|ANDREWS, Robert||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8018||25||Muriel Andrews (s)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||128 Bond Street, St. John's||3219||25||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOYLES, Allison||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||5443||19||Thomas Hoyles (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STANLEY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3497||39||Mary Stanley (s)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYRE, Charles R||Circular Road, St. John's||0-150||31||F.W. Ayre (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BEST, Henry Charles||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2135||46||Martha Best (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|SHEARS, John Frederick||2 Allan Square, St. John's||4515||18||John Shears (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAYNE, Wilson||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5649||23||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RODGERS, Thomas||St. John's||2632||18||Stephen Rodgers (p)||Butcher||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, April 17, 1917||POW Date: 1917. Photograph of grave-site included|
|KING, Ephraim||Catalina, Trinity District||1572||21||Naomi King (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WHITE, Gordon||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||4109||24||James White (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|COOL, Ronald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5887||19||Samson Cool (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Patrick||Point May, Burin District||4943||31||Richard Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTTON, Eleazar||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5283||20||William James Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Eleazor|
|CARTER, John||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1360||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|REID, Richard||Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District||4457||19||Albert Reid (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Elias||Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3249||22||Mary Susan Anderson (s)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Llewelyn||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||6286||18||Charlie Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|OBRIEN, James||St. John's||1160||22||Mary O'Brien (p)||Coachman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, October 2, 1915|
|PEDDLE, Archibald||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8037||23||Isabella Peddle (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Philip John||14 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||369||33||Maud Grouchy (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Bertram||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||4129||19||Reuben Ivany (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CURNEW, George Robert||Curling, St. George District||1587||Charles Curnew (o)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 24, 1916|
|SIMMONS, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3380||19||William Simmons (p)||Wharfinger||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4008||20||John Power (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MARSHALL, Augustus||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4727||22||Augustus G. Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFF, Oliver||Exploits, Twillingate District||8236||19||William John Luff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|READ, Alexander A.||La Poile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2008||19||Mary Read (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Contains documents relating to service #2009, Charles A. Read - Photograph of gravesite included.|
|FROST, John Albert Victor||St. John's||1149||18||Annie E. Frost (p)||Annie E. Frost (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|DEVOE, Vincent||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||5858||19||Marcellian Devoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Harry||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1621||20||Esau Hynes (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNY, Augustus||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1399||22||Helen Penney (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BARRY, Michael||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3761||18||James Barry (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|