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|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, George||Pass Island, Fortune District||3559||19||Mary (Edward) Bulley (p)||Unemployed||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|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.|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ELLIS, Charles Herbert||St. John's||936||23||Ella Ellis (s)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|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|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Andrew George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||3175||19||Richard King (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEET, Chesley Morton||14 Brazils Square, St. John's||235||20||Samuel H. Peet (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Isaac S.||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||2399||19||Samuel Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WHITEWAY, Amaziah||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5237||26||Cornelius Whiteway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Cecil||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2717||19||Mr. Abram Stratton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINTON, Frederick||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3622||18||James Quinton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POPE, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5259||22||Frederick Pope (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5635||24||Michael Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Marystown, Burin District||6054||21||Thomas Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLALY, James||Pearce Avenue-Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||8292||27||Bridget Mullaly (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|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|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Edward||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5710||23||Jane Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|BURKE, William||Conne River, Fortune District||6323||20||Matthew Burke (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eli||New Bay, Twillingate District||3367||18||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman and lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, Gregory||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||1822||20||Mary Healy (o)||Fisherman||1915||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.|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Michael||23 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8181||18||Mary A. Kelly (p)||Sail maker and labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NURSE, Alfred||Champneys, Trinity District||3293||26||Annie Walters (o)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEDREW, Philip||Change Islands, Fogo District||5958||19||Samuel LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|JACOBS, Frederick James||St. John's||1297||19||Mr. And Mrs. Jacobs (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|RANDELL, Elam||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2501||20||Joseph Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Allan||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3073||18||Mary O'Toole (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|