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
TAYLOR, Segar Carbonear, Carbonear District 956 19 Francis Taylor (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
BRADLEY, Arthur Salvage, Bonavista District 5234 19 Adam Bradley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CAMPBELL, Roland Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 8511 20 Peter Campbell (p) 1918 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
HARSANT, Lawrence George 97 Bond Street, St. John's 341 23 Edward James Harsant (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHEELER, Heber 79 Long Hill, St.John's 475 26 James Wheeler (p) Teamster 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
UPWARD, Kenneth Harry's Island, Notre Dame Bay 5528 19 Robert Upward (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See Service# 5523 for misfiled documents
HEFFERNAN, Michael Goulds, St. John's West District 4316 26 Mary Heffernan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
IVANY, Ernest D. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4241 27 Silas Ivany (p) Blacksmith 1917 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Charles Horse Island, St. Barbe District 5823 20 William Curtis (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANNON, James Joseph No information 1001 No No File missing; ledger indicates discharged 10/4/15 as undesirable
POWER, Patrick Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District 4883 21 Mary Power (P) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MARTIN, Edwin Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 4050 20 Charles Martin (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BEAZLEY, John Mud Cove, Burin District 3718 19 George Beazley (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MARSHALL, Abram Little Bay, Twillingate District 8138 20 Mrs. Absalom Milley (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
LYVER, Gregory Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 4937 19 James Lyver (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
DIAMOND, Eneas Burnt Arm, Twillingate District 5724 19 Elizabeth Diamond (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOURGOIS, Gabriel Stephenville, St. George District 5990 23 Clement Bourgois (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois
CARTER, Cyril Boyd 7 Church Hill, St. John's 0-95 H.D. Carter (p) 1915 No No Attestation papers not included.
PENNY, Frederick English Harbour, Trinity District 4744 24 Elizabeth Penny (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RYAN, James Grand River, Codroy, St. George District 2266 19 Susan Ryan (o) Farmer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
SNOW, Arthur W. Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District 3266 38 Sophie Snow (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WICKS, Garfield Pools Island, Bonavista District 6145 22 George Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.) St. John's 0-27 Sarah Franklin (s) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included.
CRANE, Llewellyn 142 Water Street, St. John's 4470 28 Nathaniel Crane (p) Jeweller 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Patrick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 4775 27 Mary Butler (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No See Service # 4675 for misfiled documents
BENOIT, Julien Cape St. George, St. George District 4224 26 Mary Jeanette (o) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.
POLLETT, John New Harbour, Trinity District 3521 18 Archibald Pollett (p) Paper maker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENT, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 5215 24 William Kent (o) Engineer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARK, James Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George 3715 21 John Park (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, Herbert M No information 0-156 1919 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Special assignment: musketry instructor
COOPER, Willis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 3631 28 Samuel Cooper (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
YOUNG, Sebastian P. Curling, St. George District 4257 20 Paul Young (p) Teacher 1917 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
HALL, Kenneth 9 Knight Street, St. John's 4464 18 Michael Hall (p) Barber 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BUSSEY, William 13 Larkins Square, St. John's 2350 24 Mrs. M. Bussey (p) Teamster 1916 No No
MALONEY, James Badger Brook, Twillingate District 5151 24 John Maloney (p) Fireman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LESHANA, David 131 Casey Street, St. John's 4420 19 Mary Ann LeShana (p) (o) Steward 1918 Methodist No No Variant spelling of name - LeShano. Discrepancy in next of kin's relationship to LeShana.
COFFIN, George Haystack, Placentia-St. Marys District 5180 21 William Coffin (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DURBAN, George H. No information 0-296 1925 No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel - Attestation papers not included; no entry in service ledger
MAHANEY, Thomas Fogo, Fogo District 4138 19 Frank Mahaney (p) Steward 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney
HISCOCK, Ronald St. John's 3491 18 Sarah Hiscock (s) Expressman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Ralph Champneys East, Trinity District 8102 18 Mr. And Mrs. Albert Hart (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOWANS, Thomas Crawford 6 Carnell St, St. John's 1177 23 Maggie Martin Gowans (p) Brakeman 1915 Presbyterian No No
GREEN, Percy Burlington, Twillingate District 4359 20 James Green (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Richard 143 Wickford Street, St. John's 4158 18 James Costello (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
MELEE, William Southside, St. John's 1173 25 Sarah Melee (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANE, James Millertown, Twillingate District 3712 18 John Lane (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, Matthew 145 Gower Street, St. John's n/a 35 Clara Noseworthy (s) 1914 No No Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).
HARRIS, Benjamin Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6058 19 Robert Harris (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
OROURKE, William Joseph St. John's 804 21 William O'Rourke (p) Tailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No