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|
|WATTS, Francis Emile||25 Welshs Square, St. John's||71||19||Elizabeth Watts (p)||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Elot J.||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||4935||18||John Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|HUSSEY, William L.||62 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8039||45||Annie Hussey (s)||Stewart||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||3463||18||Martin Ryan (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAYTER, Harry||Trinity, Trinity District||1992||19||James Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEAVER, William Owen||80 Bond Street, St. John's||3408||18||Samuel Feaver (p)||Cable operator||1917||No||No|
|HERDER, Ralph Barnes||40 Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-113 - 34||21||William J. Herder (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|THORBURN, Clinton||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||4184||18||Robert Thorburn (p)||Clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BUTLER, Samuel||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5539||22||Job Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Chesley||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||5325||21||Solomon Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLACKMORE, Cecil W.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3972||18||Elijah Blackmore (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||3479||20||Eloil Mercer (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLADE, John||Millertown, Twillingate District||8079||27||Amelia Slade (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Philip||Codroy, St. George District||5721||24||John Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOONE, Curtis||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1636||19||Richard Boone (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Theophilus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8090||19||James Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||1801||19||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LITTLE, Raymond||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5705||19||Mary Little (p)||Steel worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||128 Bond Street, St. John's||3219||25||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEST, James||Swains Island, Bonavista District||5319||22||James Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STANLEY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3497||39||Mary Stanley (s)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Wilson||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5649||23||Edward Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASON, Peter||Catalina, Trinity District||5751||19||Peter Mason (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Robert||Robinsons, St. George District||1274||21||Robert Shears (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARR, Reginald W.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||2912||19||George Warr (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BUNGAY, Joseph||Newtown, Bonavista District||4272||20||Samuel Bungay (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Ernest||Little Catalina, Trinity District||5444||24||Belle King (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5198||26||Rachel Little (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HIRST, Edward||St. John's||2070||21||Edward Hirst (p)||Musical student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, George Edward||Piccaire, Fortune District||6183||20||Abraham Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PATERSON, Reginald Grant||Queens Road, St. John's||0-15 - 504||19||Dr. L. Paterson (o)||Student||1914||No||No|
|LEGROW, Reuben||Bauline, St. John's East District||1972||26||Ambrose LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|TREBBLE, William||11 Knight Street, St. John's||18||26||James Trebble (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, Richard John||British Harbour, Trinity District||2628||19||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STEEL, Nathan||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8088||20||Willis Steel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JAMES, Henry John||15 Cook Street, St. John's||3330||22||Selina James (p)||Steward||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SEARS, Michael Francis||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||73||22||James Chafe (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|YETMAN, Andrew||25 Barters Hill, St. John's||43||21||Andrew Yetman (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, George||New Bay, Twillingate District||8423||42||John A. Budgell (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger|
|MULLETT, George||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||2760||18||Noah Mullett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|