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|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|IVANY, Solomon||43 Cook Street, St. John's||3105 & 8064||24||Catherine Barnes (p)||Teamster||1916||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3105; originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|COADY, Andrew||29 Job Street, St. John's||8096 - 775||23||Mary Coady (o)||Cook||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DICKS, Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3905||18||Edward Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|FORD, James||Pauls Island, Ford Harbour, Labrador||1955||21||Cristina Lyall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, February 26, 1916|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|SIMMS, Beattie||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4292||18||Reuben Simms (p)||Lumberman||1918||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|
|BANNISTER, Whitfield||Port Rexton, Trinity District||889||19||Alexander Bannister (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANDCOCK, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8065||40||Minnie Handcock (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hancock.|
|SHEEHAN, John Joseph||5 Howe Place, St. John's - 2 Hunts Lane, St. John's||35||23||Edward Sheehan (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, December 27, 1917||I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel; Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917.|
|CAMPBELL, John A.||Port au Port, St. George District||8092||27||Nathan Campbell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8286||20||Victor Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|JONES, Nathaniel||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1932||19||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917|
|THOMAS, Frederick Gordon||St. John's||1784||18||Frederick Thomas (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, James||102 Springdale Street, St. John's||4451||20||William King (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SELLARS, Richard Stephen||Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District||1728||19||Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 16, 1916||Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.|
|BARTLETT, Leslie||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8348||20||Alfred Bartlett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Allan||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2419||19||Stephen Reid Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Lawrence||St. Albans, Fortune District||6229||20||Richard Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.|
|FRAMPTON, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2509||23||Stanley Frampton (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LEGGE, Marcus||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2691||19||Archibald Legge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, March 24, 1919||Photograph of grave-site included|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Clifford||Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-144 - 621||19||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 22, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Joseph||Mattis Point, St. George District||6299||22||Adolph Alexander (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|PARSONS, Albert||McCallum, Fortune District||5796||20||Catherine Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|