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|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|COOK, Leander||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2237||25||Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MURPHY, Joachim||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||696||19||Joseph Murphy (p)||Line maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, November 7, 1915|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PHELAN, William Francis||St. John's||1513||22||Bridget Phelan (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, April 29, 1921|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TRACEY, Michael||St. John's||1780||18||William Tracey (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|ONEILL, Ambrose||Fermeuse, Ferryland District||2545||29||Mary Ellen O'Neill (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 22, 1917|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, John William||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||1676||21||George Brown (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LARNER, Reginald Joseph||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2238||19||Sarah Larner (p)||Operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Jesse||Cavendish, Trinity District||1795||22||William Chislett (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Llewelyn||New Harbour, Trinity District||1663||22||John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CUNNINGHAM, John||9 Job Street, St. John's||4060||18||John Cunningham (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDINER, Thomas Edward||British Harbour, Trinity District||2305||23||Noah John Gardiner (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Manuel||Crabbes, St. George District||3012||19||Susanna Harvey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCHER, Henry Thomas||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2705||27||George Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HARBIN, Wilfred T.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||953||19||Henry Harbin (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 73|
|RAWLINS, Joseph||29 Queens Road, St. John's||4761||28||Mary Rawlins (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, David||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6038||22||John Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEARN, John||Renews, Ferryland District||6282||24||Mary Hearn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MUTFORD, Hiram G.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2464||21||Mrs. Joseph Mutford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, November 16, 1918||POW Date: 1917 See also service #1766 for additional information; Also includes document for # 2450 Edward Janes|
|PENNEY, Vincent||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6175||23||Philip Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, Alex Willis||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3777||22||William Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||See Regt. # 3777 for misfiled document|
|WALSH, John Joseph||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||3226||27||Johanna Walsh (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1354X|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Peter||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||6338||21||Mary Ann Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, John William||St. John's||957||24||Julia Bartlett (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DAY, Ethelbert||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5068||23||Joshua Day (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District||3556||18||John Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLIS, Daniel C.||Highlands, St. George District||4236||29||Jane (Allen) McIsaac (p)||Hunter||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John||Southeast Arm, Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||8182||42||Anna O'Brien (p)||Woodsman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COVEDUCK, William J.||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8483||34||Lewisa Coveduck (s)||Labourer and shoemaker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Coveyduck|
|RALPH, Josiah||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5470||21||Stephen Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 5133 Jonas Ralph for misfiled correspondence concerning allotments.|
|BLAKE, Kenneth||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1643||21||Elias Blake (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Harry||McNeil Street, St. John's||3207||18||James Young (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Samuel||Port Hansen [Anson], Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||2355||19||William Henry Burton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Charles Frederick||Southside, St. John's||293||21||Leonard Taylor (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OTOOLE, Frank||261 Water Street, St. John's||0-64 - 365||22||Minnie Miller (p)||1914||Yes||No||Friday, October 12, 1917||I|
|KEEPING, Arthur||Rencontre, Fortune District||6264||22||William John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|