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
KING, Stephen 59 Cook Street, St. John's 4223 25 Mary King (p) Fireman 1917 Methodist No No
RYAN, William Gambo, Bonavista District 3381 18 James Ryan (p) Farming 1917 No No
ROWSELL, Archibald H. Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8061 24 Archibald Rowsell (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODS, Richard J. 21 Flower Hill, St. John's 4450 22 Mrs. A. Snow (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
RENDELL, George Raymond Rattling Brook, Notre Dame Bay, Twillingate District 3898 23 Job Rendell (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
ADAMS, Stephen Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Mary's District 8478 34 Beatrice Adams (p) Millman 1917 Methodist No No
BUTT, Samuel Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 5094 19 Harry Butt (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DANIELS, Cyril E. North Battery Road, St. John's 2859 - 8047 19 Thomas Daniels (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service record # 8047 for attestation papers; Daniels originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies
DRISCOLL, Edward 53 Feild Street, St. John's 8371 31 Susan Driscoll (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
PIERCEY, Herbert Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 1489 23 John Piercie (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No Discrepancies in name: Piercey, Peircie, Percey, Pearce; previously transcribed as Piercie.
HADOW, Arthur L. 0-169 No No PDF Attached to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from Norfolk Regiment as Commanding Officer, Feb 1916 - Dec. 1917
TUCKER, Thomas Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 4187 19 Isaiah Tucker (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
BALL, Hayward Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2199 19 Mrs. Harry Ball (p) Lumberman 1916 Methodist No No
SHEPPARD, Hilyard Sandy Point, St. George District 1681 21 Frederick Shepard (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LEWIS, Charles Golf Avenue, St. John's 4411 18 Silas Lewis (p) Office clerk 1918 Methodist No No Discharged, underage ; number reassigned to Richard Tibbo
FRENCH, Arthur Brigus, Port de Grave District 4098 18 Henry French (o) Carpenter 1917 Methodist No No
NICHOLAS, John Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District 4917 18 Caroline Nicholas (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FINNEY, William Broad Cove, Renews, Ferryland District 4057 19 Christina Finney (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Robert Gill Kings Cove, Bonavista District 1565 23 Ellen Brown (p) Steward 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LENCH, James R. Bonavista. Bonavista District 3862 20 Rev. Charles Lench (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
RYALL, Albert 13 1/2 James Street, St. John's 3971 19 Mrs. John Fowlow (p) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2015X
SAMPSON, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 3167 23 Susanna Downer (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Adolph. Normans Cove, Trinity District 6191 24 Martha White (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLUNDON, Charles Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District 2800 20 Stephen Blundon (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, Michael Cuckholds Cove Road, St. John's 2659 18 Richard Kean (p) Labourer 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HUXTER, Dorman Springdale, Twillingate District 5289 19 Nathaniel Huxter (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
BIDDISCOMBE, Richard Torbay Road, St. John's 4623 21 John Biddiscombe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIOTT, William W. Port Albert, Twillingate District 5459 20 Herbert Elliott (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MILLY, Frank 34 LeMarchant Road, St. John's 8114 29 Mrs. William Wheeler (o) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
AYLWARD, Richard Fermeuse, Ferryland District 6316 24 Annie Aylward (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MURRIN, Patrick Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4802 18 Thomas Murrin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
CROWE, Henry S. Grand Falls, Twillingate District 0-25 1917 No No Attestation papers not included.
BRAKE, Frank Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District 1269 22 John Brake (p) Brakesman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CLARE, Robert St. John's 210 28 John and Sarah Clare (p) Labourer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
HULL, Harvey Seal Islands, Labrador 2911 30 Mrs. Harvey Hull (s) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLEY, Alexander J. Carbonear, Carbonear District 0-309 - 2635 20 Rev. F.G. Willey (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
REEVES, Clifford St. Lawrence, Burin District 3239 18 John Reeves (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ROBERTS, Frederick Twillingate, Twillingate District 4472 26 Andrew Roberts (p) Travelling salesman 1918 Methodist No No
WALSH, Edward. 129 Military Road, St. John's 3565 19 Patrick A. Walsh (p) Clerk 1917 Roman Catholic No No
BUTLER, Martin Bell Island, St. John's East District 4721 21 Edward Butler (p) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
KING, Abraham G. Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District 5996 24 Elijah King (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PORTER, James Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 5813 24 Bertha Porter (s) Miner 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ANDERSON, Eli Codroy, St. George District 6188 20 John Anderson (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WISEMAN, Stephen Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District 1262 20 Mary Wiseman (p) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STEED, Solomon Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 2941 - 8157 18 Albert Steed (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.
HANN, Richard Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5840 19 Joseph Hann (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Bertram Topsail, Harbour Main District 0-152 - 146 24 John J. Butler (p) 1914 No No PDF Attestation papers not included. Butler's Regimental number was previously recorded as 258. Corrected Apr. 2015.
DICKS, Willis 6 Brine Street, St. John's 3579 20 Mrs. Christopher Dicks (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
GOSSE, Norman Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 5085 18 Sarah Gosse (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England ( Anglican ) No No
CASE, William Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde district 4579 18 George Case (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No