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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Fatalitysort descending PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
OBRIEN, Allan Francis Topsail, Harbour Main District 1380 19 Mary O'Brien (p) Miner 1915 Roman Catholic No No
CALDER, R.L n/a 1918 No No Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.
PHILLIPS, George Gordon Rocky Lane, LeMarchant Road, St. John's 0-277 - 1364 21 Sarah Phillips (p) Office clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKWOOD, Bertram Brookfield, Bonavista District 5145 19 Martin Blackwood (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PYNN, William H. Silverdale, Twillingate District 8026 18 Arthur A. Pynn (p) Woodsman 1917 Salvation Army No No
FUDGE, Ambrose Newstead, Twillingate District 8056 25 Mrs. William Langdon (o) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
BREEN, Edward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8049 21 John Breen (p) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
ENGLAND, Frederick James St. John's 1127 19 Rebecca England Brakeman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PRITCHARD, Pearce Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District 3947 19 Selenia (James) Pritchard Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCGRATH, George Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 3619 21 Patrick McGrath (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
COLLINS, Joseph New Gower Street, St. John's 3210 Mrs. William Harvey (o) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included.
LODGE, Nathaniel George Catalina, Trinity District 2810 26 Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No
HATCHER, Henry Lumsden, Fogo District 6179 23 John Hatcher (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LEGROW, Frederick Pratt Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 404 23 Thomas Legrow (p) Dry goods clerk 1914 Methodist No No I
BENNETT, George Graham Grand Bank, Burin District 2888 20 Mr. Bennett (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist No No Discrepancy in religion
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
PARSONS, Bernard Frederick Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 849 21 Mrs. Duncan Parsons School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
CHEESEMAN, Isaac Burin, Burin District 3891 18 Laurence Cheesman (p) Student 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALL, James 83 Pleasant Street, St. John's 6149 19 Patrick Wall (p) Mechanic 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DOODY, Alphonse Mosquito, Placentia-St. Marys District 4563 19 Mrs. Albert[?] Doody (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRIDE, Thomas Conne River, Fortune District 4794 19 John Stride (o) Lumberman 1918 No No
SPENCER, Roy Fortune, Burin District 859 18 C.B. Spencer (p) Store clerk 1914 Methodist No No
MURPHY, Bernard Catalina, Trinity District 530 26 John Murphy (p) Engineer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
GRIFFIN, James Patrick Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 577 22 Mrs. John Sullivan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, Joseph Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3879 20 Levi West (o) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
ROSS, Charles Augustus Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3248 19 Thomas Ross (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARTER, Alexander Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1563 22 George Andrew Barter (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, Isaac Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3792 23 Emmanuel Young (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Leinus Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 1472 25 Jane Coombs (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
PEDDELL, John Joseph 34 Pleasant Street, St. John's 705 20 William Peddell (p) Steward 1914 No No PDF Variant spelling of name - Peddle
GRANTER, Henry Thomas. Gambo, Bonavista District 2190 23 Samuel Granter (p) Lumberman 1916 Salvation Army No No
KING, Archibald Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 2689 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Archibald Harbour Breton, Fortune District 4305 18 A.E. Gardner (p) Student 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BOLAND, Michael River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District 5833 21 Edward Boland (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITEWAY, David Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5602 24 William Whiteway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURPHY, James J. Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2181 24 Mrs. Francis Wall (o) Papermaker 1916 Roman Catholic No No PDF
GOOSNEY, James Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 5646 22 James Goosney (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
CLARKE, Alfred Twillingate, Twillingate District 5973 21 William Clarke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WARREN, George Edward Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District 5583 22 John Warren (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CARTER, Albert 75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 2348 18 John Carter (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Morgan Burin, Burin District 5570 20 John Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BAKER, James Carbonear, Carbonear District 5807 21 Daniel Baker (p) Iron worker 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BURGE, Daniel Bonavista, Bonavista District 3117 25 Mary Jane Burge (p) Bridge structure iron worker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
COSTELLO, Daniel Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 860 21 Daniel Costello (p) Shoe maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
WHALEN, John 27 Carnell Street, St. John's 4467 21 James Whalen (p) Draper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JEWER, Ford R. W. Lewisporte, Twillingate District 3399 18 Joseph Jewer (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SEXTON, John Francis St. John's 2068 32 Hettie Sexton (s) Draper 1916 Roman Catholic No No