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|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNORS, Thomas Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||170||27||Mrs. Connors (p)||Ships officer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant|
|KAVANAGH, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5777||20||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|RODGERS, Joseph||Barnes Place, St. John's||5871||22||Bridget Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANE, William||106 1/2 Pleasant Street, St. John's||4496||18||Stanley Crane (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HILLIARD, Silas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1970||18||Alexander Hilliard (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 24, 1917|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|
|DULEY, Lionel Thomas||51 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-200 - 2945||18||Thomas J. Duley (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|JOHNSON, Alfred||Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom||1571||23||Mr. Johnson (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|EARLES, Walter||Trinity, Trinity District||2555||18||Mark Earles (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Joseph||Stephenville, St. George District||5700||19||Alex White (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOWLETT, John||Petty Harbour, St. John's West Districts||4222||18||Bridget Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation forms are completed as Jack Howlett.|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LUFF, John||Exploits, Twillingate District||350||26||William Luff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMALLWOOD, Frederick William||St. John's||1637||23||Fred Smallwood (p)||Shoemaker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, Cecil||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3905||18||Edward Dicks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Alfred||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||2011||21||Alfred Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican) - Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|HALL, William||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1949||23||Michael Hall (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|TUCKER, Bernard||Thorburn Road, St. John's||3948||18||William Tucker (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOAKLER, John Joseph||St. John's||782||25||Mary Moakler (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Willis||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5828||18||Albert Rideout (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, Edward||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||3804||22||James Brown (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|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|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|BANNISTER, Whitfield||Port Rexton, Trinity District||889||19||Alexander Bannister (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROSE, Joshua||14 Franklin Avenue, St. John's||8436||43||Harriett Rose (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HODDER, Wilfred||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5460||19||Edgar Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOOTH, John||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||2405||25||James Booth (p)||Cooper||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BURTON, Elias||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||4259||18||Archibald Burton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VAUGHAN, Joseph Patrick||St. John's||800||19||Henry (Harry) Vaughan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|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.|
|CROWE, Henry S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-25||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|DESROCHES, Daniel Alexander||5 Livingstone Street, St. John's||518||19||Mrs. James Boggan (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Archibald||Tickle Point, Twillingate District||8172||20||Henry T. Wells (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MEAD, William||Seal Cove, Hermitage Bay, Fortune district||8254||29||John Mead||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PITTMAN, Corbett||New Perlican, Trinity District||729||27||Willis Pittman||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|BISHOP, Levi||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||3945||18||George Bishop (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|HICKEY, Lawrence||St. John's||1886||19||William Hickey (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHIFFEN, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5898||23||Elias Whiffen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, George Fred||Dildo, Trinity District||1391||21||Lizzie Newhook (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|