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|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MEANEY, Ronald Joseph||St. John's||1353||18||Dennis Meaney (p)||Waiter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Heber||St. John's||1167||19||Hannah Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Allan||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3592||20||Henry Hopkins (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEED, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||5896||20||Mary Ann Little (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRIMP, Harry||10 McDougall Street, St. John's||5040||23||Bride Crimp (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MASON, Peter||Catalina, Trinity District||5751||19||Peter Mason (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|MORGAN, Abraham||North River, Port de Grave District||5907||21||James Morgan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Alfred||Lamaline, Burin District||4805||22||George Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Strickland|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Conn||Twinstead, Sudbury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom||0-178||31||Mrs. Gladys Alexander (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Relinquished his commission 20 June 1916 ; transferred to Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment.|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||2518||25||William Picco (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of last name, Picco or Picot|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEARS, James||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2410||17||William Sears (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers for Newfoundland Forestry Companies and Newfoundland Regiment.|
|FREEMAN, Charles W.||West Champneys, Trinity District||3545||21||James Freeman (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Enos||New Bay, Twillingate District||8152||Joseph Budgel (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|PARSONS, Leo||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5970||20||John Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORRIS, William Leonard||41 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||101||28||James Norris (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ST. CROIX, William||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4400||18||Edward St. Croix (p)||Expressman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSS, William Leslie||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1547||19||Joseph Ross (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HYNES, Michael||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||3868||21||Andrew Hynes (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Frederick Walter||131 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea, United Kingdom||0-34 - 608||Mrs. F. W. Marshall||1914||No||No||No attestation papers. Formerly London, England. Granted honourary commission.|
|CUTLER, Henry||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6259||20||William Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold R.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4378||19||Samuel Batten (p)||Teaching||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OKE, Harris Randell||82 Forest Road, St. John's||565||23||John C. Oke (p)||Law student||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Royal Scots|
|MOORE, Otto||53 Goodview Street, St. John's||4456||20||John Moore (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENDALL, Archibald Roy||70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2921||25||Mrs. George Peters (o)||Professional musician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, James J.||St. John's||1231||21||William McGrath (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HYNES, Lawrence||Canada Harbour, St. Barbe District||8015||27||Martina Hynes (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNY, Peter L.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4220||19||William Penny (p)||Paper maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITTLE, Martin Augustus.||7 Hamilton Street, St. John's||2347||18||Peter Whittle (p)||Shoemaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUINTON, Herman W.||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||0-280 - 3398||20||Jacob Quinton (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.|
|HODDER, Eli||Horwood, Fogo District||2977||20||Abel Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5785||19||James Kavanagh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Alfred||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district||8213||20||William Barnes||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROACH, Samuel||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4494||19||Samuel Roach (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #4994, William McGrath. Variant spelling of name: Roache, Roche.|