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 email@example.com 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|
|HILLIER, Robert||New Harbour, Trinity District||1558||21||Robert Hillier (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Chesley||Western Bay, Bay de Verde District||5325||21||Solomon Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Ralph||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4133||20||Joseph Anstey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, John S.||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1923||19||Robert Snow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OLEARY, James Joseph||21 Scott Street, St. John's||391||32||Catherine O'Leary (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LACEY, George||10 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2344||19||Martin Lacey (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|COOZE, John||5162||5162||21||Charles Cooze (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||5993||21||Agnes Young (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, James Joseph||St. John's||1011||19||Elizabeth Kelly||Telegraph operator||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Richard||Millertown, Twillingate District||2637||40||William Peddle (p)||Carpenter||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 5, 1916|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORE, Donald Lancie||96 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||646 - 8057||19||Frederick Moore (p)||Manager, supply stores||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|SLADE, John||Millertown, Twillingate District||8079||27||Amelia Slade (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUKE, John J.||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1964||23||Mary Duke (p)||Policeman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See also Regt. #1306, William Duke ; also see Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|STRONG, Ross||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3786||18||Charles Strong (o)||Mechanic||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 16, 1918||Identified as Ward S.R. Strong on probate correspondence.|
|MURPHY, Arthur||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5035||24||Edward Murphy||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|GOODYEAR, Theophilus||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8090||19||James Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5206||19||Charles J. Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PURCELL, John||Ship Head, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4343||21||William Purcell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOUGH, Chesley James||Elliston, Trinity District||893||20||Mr. Gough (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LITTLE, Raymond||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5705||19||Mary Little (p)||Steel worker||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, John||38 Goodview Street, St. John's||22||20||John Elliott (p)||Steward||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3258||22||Mary Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COSTELLO, William||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5753||22||John Costello (p)||Section man (railroad)||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 30, 1918|
|MELLOR, Frederick Courtney||Cuckholds Cove, Trinity District||0-77 - 91||26||Reverend J.C. Mellor (p)||Cable operator||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Formerly resident of Kentville, NS, Canada|
|FORD, George||Barr'd Islands, Fogo District||5967||20||George Ford (p)||Unknown||1918||Unknown||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Pierce||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5544||20||Nathaniel Noseworthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOOPER, Albert Norman||Port au Port, St. George District||248||24||Walter Hooper (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo James||16 Balsam Street, St. John's||2952||18||James Collins (p)||Expressman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 16, 1917|
|LOUGHLIN, Albert||Flat Island, Burin District||5872||19||Eliza Hipditch (p) - Edward Loughlin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John James||Robinsons Head, St. George District||1671||19||James Allan Shjears (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STREET, Abraham||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4970||20||John Street (o)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, Bernard||Beau Bois, Burin District||6050||23||Lizzie Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Leo Michael||St. John's||1170||19||Mrs. Charles Davis (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MASON, Peter||Catalina, Trinity District||5751||19||Peter Mason (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RODWAY, Wilson||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5929||19||Alfred Rodway (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|EDDY [ADEY], Alonzo||Clarenville, Trinity District||2384||18||John Eddy (p)||Mill helper||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Enlisted and served as Eddy; 1911 census and family documents record name as Adey.|
|STICKLAND, Kenneth||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4821||22||Jane Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Henry||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||5675||20||Theophilus Patey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Henry Martin||Winterton, Trinity District||4239||23||Rachel Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|