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|
|LEWIS, William Gardner||St. John's||1213||22||Richard Gardner Lewis (p)||Railroad man||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOMOND, Thomas||Grand Bay, Burgeo-LePoile District||2846||21||William Lomond (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, James||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4597||21||George Curtis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATKINS, William Henry||Botwood, Twillingate District||1654||19||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SCOTT, Nicholas||Buffalo, New York, USA||3070||35||Julia Snyder (o)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|WHITE, Hedley||New Bay, Twillingate District||3681||22||William White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADAMS, William George||Harvey Street East, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3282||24||Susannah Adams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ERLEY, Joseph||Freshwater Road, St. John's||116||James Erley (p)||Carpenter||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEWART, Henry||Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, United Kingdom||618||27||Alice Stewart (s)||Tinsmith||1914||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|MARTIN, Robert Berkley||Manuels, Harbour Main District||499||21||Mrs. Robert B. Martins (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|REID, Stephen H.||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2413||20||Henry Reid (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, Patrick||Boyds Cove, Twillingate District||5730||21||Robert Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POOLE, Elisha E.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4327||20||Jesse Poole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, John Sullivan||9 Carters Hill, St. John's||131||22||Richard Cleary (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|UPSHALL, Christopher||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5920||20||Edwin Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, James||33 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8416||45||Ellen Kavanagh (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLIDE - BLYDE, Philip H.||St. John's||1650||18||John Blide (p)||Harness maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Blyde; see Regt. # 280 Michael John Blyde (brother).|
|BUTCHER, Ernest||5 Howe Place, St. John's||430||33||Julia Butcher (s)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|NOFTALL, Chesley||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1032||19||Reuben Noftall||Labourer||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Chesley seemed to have enlisted under the name of Moftall; however, he listed his next of kin as Noftall. All the official paperwork was generated under the name Moftall. This may have been a spelling error by the enlisting officer, a possible name change by the soldier, etc.|
|JANES, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||6276||20||Stephen Janes (p)||Steward||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|CHAMBERS, Malcolm G.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2369||15||Walter Chambers (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.|
|LYONS, John Robert||Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District||4253||19||Esau Lyons (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LITTLEJOHN, George||Traytown, Bonavista District||8133||44||Florence Littlejohn (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRUGNELL, Frank||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5093||22||William Strugnell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Walter||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5520||30||William Davis (p)||Construction worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKS, Sidney||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4839||20||James Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WADE, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6253||22||John Wade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Michael||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||3468||20||Michael Ryan||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGROW, Willis K.||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4968||22||Eli LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BECKETT, William||Rochdale Lanes, Scotland, United Kingdom||2134||26||Mrs. Beckett (p)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WHITTLE, William||St. Kyrans, Placentia-St. Marys District||4807||19||Mrs. Annie Hickey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, Leonard||Creston, Burin District||4376||18||Mariah Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Alex||Port Albert, Twillingate District||5383||21||William Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||No||No|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Isaac||St. Augustine, Labrador||4858||24||Virginia Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RANDELL, Hezekiah||Champneys North, Trinity District||4978||19||William Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|