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|
|PYNN, William H.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||8026||18||Arthur A. Pynn (p)||Woodsman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COOK, Gordon||No information||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|LAKE, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||1773||24||Mary (Lake) Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOBBETT, Matthew||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||3541||18||John Bobbett (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bobbitt.|
|SIMMS, Joshua||Richards Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3503||20||John Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Lawrence||St. John's||1886||19||William Hickey (p)||Longshoreman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EBSARY, Frederick Ernest||St. John's||1138||19||Mrs. Newman Ebsary (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, September 23, 1915|
|DEAN, Kenneth Wayne||Botwood, Twillingate District||0-41 - 8214||52||Lucinda Dean (s)||Head millwright||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PHELAN, Douglas Edward||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2975||15||James Phelan (p)||Mason||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|TOUCHINGS, Arthur||Pass Island, Fortune District||5202||19||John Touchings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLES, John D.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4203||18||Samuel Coles (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEIL, Patrick Joseph||1917||0-67||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger. Granted temporary commission.|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|MURRAY, Samuel||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2732||19||Elizabeth Moores (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JUDGE, Joseph||Pointe Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||1039||19||Mary Judge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PYE, Hayward||Cape Charles, Labrador||5549||20||Albert Pye (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Bernard Frederick||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||849||21||Mrs. Duncan Parsons||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Patrick||St. Vincent, Placentia-St. Marys District||5877||23||Thomas Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCCULLOCK, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2148||26||Thomas McCullock (p)||Groom||1916||No||No|
|CUMBY, Edward||Hopeall, Trinity District||4679||21||Leonard Cumby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Comby. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1778X.|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, Garland||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4208||19||Jesse Chaulk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOLLOY, James||Torbay, St. John's East District||5771||20||Robert Molloy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLEARY, David R.||St. John's||1679||20||Richard Cleary (p)||Draper||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNORS, Augustus||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5216||20||John Connors (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LYONS, Allan||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1222||20||James Lyons (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WATTS, James Pittman||25 Walshs Square, St. John's||397||24||Nina Mary Watts (s)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|RYAN, James Newman||Birchy Cove, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4826||20||William Ryan Sr. (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Michael||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5787||23||Edward Penney (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MORRIS, Riley Kenneth||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3113||20||Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service #2849, Rupert Morris, for will of Riley Morris|
|WHITEWAY, Alder Nicholas||St. John's||1060||23||Jane Whiteway (p)||Sailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, James Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2215||20||John Greene (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BALL, Hayward||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2199||19||Mrs. Harry Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|
|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.|
|BRADBURY, Cecil||159 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3569||18||Stephen Bradbury (p)||Telegrapher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3997||19||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Pitman|
|GRANTER, James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5454||24||Joseph Granter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RALPH, Cecil||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5201||18||George Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, June 10, 1918|
|ENTWISTLE, Frank||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2143||39||Mrs. Entwistle (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|