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|
|HICKEY, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5780||23||Patrick Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, C. Gordon||100 Springdale Street, St. John's||2302||18||John Charles (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALDERDICE, Norman H||Water Street West, St. John's||0-142||Dorothy Alderdice (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers are not included. Microfilm mislabelled as Alderidge.|
|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.|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Llewelyn||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||5434||20||Aubrey Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOUTCHER, William||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5944||21||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BRADBURY, Malcolm||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1188||22||Rachel Bradbury (p)||Telegraph Operator||1915||Methodist||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|
|MORTIMER, John||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4653||21||Susie Mortimer (nee Collins) (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, John Francis||Goulds, Bay Bulls Road, St. John's West District||1401||24||Helen McCarthy (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Bertram||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||4129||19||Reuben Ivany (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HEATH, Thomas||Botwood, Twillingate District||1666||20||Mary Heath (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SIMMONS, Robert||Botwood, Twillingate District||3380||19||William Simmons (p)||Wharfinger||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Augustus||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4727||22||Augustus G. Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATTEN, Allan Sidwell||St. John's||2045||21||Abraham Batten (p)||Clerk||1915||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.|
|DEVOE, Vincent||Grand River, Codroy, St. George District||5858||19||Marcellian Devoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Frank||Stephenville, St. George District||5693||23||Alexander Bourgois (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|WATTS, Rupert King||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||276||21||Jennie Watts (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 27, 1915|
|PENNY, Arthur Nicholas||Springdale, Twillingate District||229||25||Esther Penny (p)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|SNOOK, Thomas||Grand Bank, Burin District||6042||20||James Snook (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITTEN, Frederick||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5275||22||Thomas Whitten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Lorin||Princeton, Bonavista District||3568||21||Arthur Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANKLIN, William||London, England, United Kingdom||2141||35||Mrs. Franklin (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|OAKE, James||Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5507||23||Joseph Oake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BALL, Douglas||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||8440||19||Noah Ball (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MULLOWNEY, Edward||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4713||18||James Mullowney (p)||Railroad man||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is Mullowney, form completed as Maloney.|
|KENNEDY, Ralph||266 Water Street, St. John's||678||19||William Cook (o)||Butcher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARNES, George||English Harbour, Trinity District||4738||22||John Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Joseph Henry||26A Colonial Street, St. John's||0-202 - 74||26||George C. Snow (p)||Foreman tailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Egbert||No information||0-173||1917||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment to allow for transport to England to take up service with the Royal Naval Reserve.|
|DOVE, Edgar||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5416||21||Israel Dove (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JENSEN, Lewis||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||5567||19||White Jensen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents.|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|HANN, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2605||19||Captain Charles Hann (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, September 8, 1917||Died 8 September, 1917, of wounds (CWGC, N).|
|BURTON, Samuel||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5630||26||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OFFERY, Allan||Port au Choix, St. Barbe District||6320||26||Mary Offery (s)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Richard||Renews, Ferryland District||6003||21||Edward Coady (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Horace||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||6295||19||Mary Jane Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAVIS, D.||Medical officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger|
|COOPER, Joseph||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||6272||24||Josiah Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Edmond Lawrence||31 Central Street, St. John's||2967||18||Patrick Dunphy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|