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|
|NOEL, Ronald||77 McFarlane Street, St. John's||3053||23||Harvey Noel (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|PURCHASE, Abia Arthur||11 Longs Hill, St. John's||2995||Amelia Purchase (s)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, William||Loon Cove, Bonavista District||5124||19||Luke White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|QUICK, Ernest Chesley||St. John's||1145||21||Fannie Quick (p)||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DEE, John Leo||21 Allan Square, St. John's||0-264 - 2403||22||Jeremiah H. Dee (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOGAN, Nicholas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||8434||19||Norah Boland (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Absalom||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5205||22||Samuel Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|KELLY, Edward||Wickford Street, St. John's||4072||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HOWELL, Malcolm||Freshwater, Conception Bay, Bay de Verde District||4914||19||Julia (William) Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEIL, Edward||39 George Street, St. John's||3161||19||Patrick Neil (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Piercey||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5128||23||William Jones (p)||Boiler maker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Jasper||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5149||23||James Vivian (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Joseph|
|BOND, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3530||20||William Bond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Claude||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||6192||17||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Samuel Patrick||St. John's||884||19||Mr. And Mrs. Ryan (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HACKETT, Samuel Robert||St. John's||986||20||Mrs. Hackett (s)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEIR, James||Little Bay Island, Twillingate District||5499||22||Edmund Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOORE, Victor R.||Dildo, Trinity District||8357||18||Victor Moore (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUAREY, Arthur||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3841||40||R.T. Squarey (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies July 1917.|
|BISHOP, John E.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3849||19||Henry Bishop (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||5842||19||Julia Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Patrick||Thorburn Road, St. John's||1111||27||Miss Hogan (o) - Bride Hogan (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BARTLETT, Lewis Goodison||Brigus, Port de Grave District||644||24||Mary Bartlett (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JESSO, Edward||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1808||21||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes photograph of his wife, Joanne Jesso, of Winchester.|
|COLLIER, Archibald||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5057||18||Jeremiah Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATCHER, Sandy W.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5071||21||Elizabeth Vatcher (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PRICE, Bertram||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5222||22||Albert Price (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Alpheus||Raleigh, St. Barbe District||3101||19||Thomas Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CAINES, Leopold||95 Kings Road, St. John's||3973||19||Levi Caines (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Claude||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||6096||19||Philip White (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, George||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3807||18||Abraham Hapgood (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Gerald Guy||59 Flavin Street, St. John's||0-31 - 340||24||James Byrne (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, Norman||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||2714||22||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Engineer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917;|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Albert||Battery Road, St. John's||N/A||16||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|