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|
|MALLAM, Allan Wright||Hearts Content, Trinity District||413||27||Mrs. Mallam (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Lewis||English Harbour, Trinity District||3262||22||James Ivany (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Herbert||Burin, Burin District||2899||23||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PRETTY, Edward||Chapel Arm, Trinity District||8116||18||Edmund Pretty (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Gilbert George||Fosters Point, Trinity District||3507||21||Mrs. Moses Seaward (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEARN, Matthew||10 Alexander Street, St. John's||2556||21||John J. Hearn (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2565X|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||Flat Island, Placentia District||5919||22||George Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, James||Old Shop, Trinity District||5430||20||Abner Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, William||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||4449||33||Mrs. T.A. Hall (o||Civil enginee||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Clarence||Elliston, Trinity District||3890||19||Robert Tilley (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CURTIS, Charles||Horse Island, St. Barbe District||5823||20||William Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Peter||Summerville, Bonavista District||5312||19||John Hollahan (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|JOHNSON, Edward John||11 Larkin Square, St. John's||2307||18||George Johnson (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAFITTE, Thomas||Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District||4782||26||Alexander LaFitte (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Horace||16 Moore St., St. John's||8013||34||Annie Pearce (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, William Charles||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||3139||23||Samuel Anthony (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HAMILTON, William Henry||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||3318||22||Robert Hamilton (p)||Mechanic||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARES, Harry||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8265||17||Allan Stares (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Stares was born 1903 and was underage at enlistment. Family notes he was sent home. Service ledger entry shows he served until 1919.|
|CANDOW, Herbert McDonald||109 New Gower Street, St. John's||4674||18||Walter Candow (p)||Shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|WELLS, Clarence Augustus||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||730||21||Edward Wells (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|COOMBS, Harry||Bell Island, St. John's East District||393||21||Mary Howe (o)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GARDNER, Fred||British Harbour, Trinity District||2475||23||Eli Gardner (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Saturday, December 28, 1918||POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, John||Middle Brook, Bonavista District||6123||19||George Abbott (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Heber||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||2783||22||Jordan Jones (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GIBBONS, Daniel||Lumsden North, Fogo District||6089||18||Stephen Gibbons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANE, Malcolm||Fair Islands, Bonavista District||3192||21||Eli Lane (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|