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|
|YOUNG, Lloyd||Springdale, Twillingate District||3591||20||Elias Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, William||Fogo, Fogo District||5300||23||Elijah Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||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|
|BROWN, Elijah||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4646||18||Elijah Brown Sr. (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Stephen||Bard [Barr'd] Islands, Fogo District||1789||19||Elijah Cull (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRENCH, Jacob||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5371||20||Elijah French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Abraham G.||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||5996||24||Elijah King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Nathan||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2180||23||Elijah Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|OXFORD, Walter||Botwoodville, Twillingate District||2073||21||Elijah Oxford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Thursday, December 27, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|PAYNE, John||Winterhouse Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5650||18||Elijah Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Stanley||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6139||20||Elinezer Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|RICHARDS, Cyril||South River, Port de Grave District||991||21||Elisa Richards (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.|
|BARRETT, Victor||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8476||20||Elisha Barrett (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 - 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COURAGE, Harrison||Catalina, Trinity District||1249||21||Eliza Courage (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Death certificate in French|
|DEARIN, Doyle||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4299||18||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DEARIN, William||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||6340||21||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Thomas Joseph||12 New Gower Street, St. John's||0-290 - 1438||20||Eliza Dunphy (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers.|
|SKEFFINGTON, Albert||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5894||25||Eliza Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Joseph||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||8246||43||Eliza Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOUGHLIN, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||5872||19||Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HUSSEY, James Harwood||Bonavista Cove, Bonavista District||1267||18||Eliza Hussey (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PECKFORD, Edwin||Charles Brook, Twillingate District||8242||43||Eliza J. Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Leonard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1420||23||Eliza Jane Sheppard (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|NOBLE, Albert||Springdale, Twillingate District||4041||21||Eliza Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOSS, James||Keels, Bonavista District||1465||25||Eliza Moss (p)||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Hector||Clarenville, Trinity District||1394||19||Eliza Pearce (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|VERGE, Max N.||Harbour Grace West, Harbour Grace District||3700||19||Eliza Verge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Jesse||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3676||26||Eliza White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENSLADE, John W.||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8274||43||Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Hubert H.||Old Shop, Trinity District||5304||23||Elizabeth (James) Reid (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Peter Joseph||Angel Place, St. John's||2751||22||Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Bella [Bela]||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2020||20||Elizabeth Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUTT, John||Henley Harbour, Labrador||3471||22||Elizabeth Ann (Moses) Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|BISHOP, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4275||21||Elizabeth Bishop (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHAR, William||10 Codners Lane, St. John's||4717||19||Elizabeth Brien (o)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Maher|
|SEYMOUR, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||6172||25||Elizabeth Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Sunday, October 27, 1918|
|CAREW, William||St. John's||1339||20||Elizabeth Carew (p)||1915||No||No||See also #1337 for additional misfiled documents.|
|CAREW, John Joseph||St. John's||1028||22||Elizabeth Carew (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CARROLL, John Thomas||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||3042||20||Elizabeth Carroll (p)||Painter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARROLL, Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||274||37||Elizabeth Carroll (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|