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|
|PARSONS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8180||24||Edgar Parsons (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5984||21||Samuel Freake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, Gordon||8 Barnes Road, St. John's||3498||18||H.J. Thomas (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist - Congregationalist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 16, 1918||Discrepancy in religion. Photograph included.|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CHANNING, Maxmilian||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||5296||20||Frances Channing (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|TEAMES, John||2 Murphy Square, St. John's||4113||22||Timothy Teames (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|GAVON, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe district||5625||18||George Gavon||1918||No||No||File missing, Information from service ledger.|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JERRETT, Richard||Cavendish, Trinity District||1796||24||Henry Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ONEILL, Leonard||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2130||19||mother (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service|
|NORMAN, Llewellyn||Catalina, Trinity District||425||19||Edward John Norman||Packer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KENDELL, George||Pushthrough, Fortune District||5582||20||Samuel Kendell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACKSON, A.G.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|SNOW, John||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5131||21||John Snow (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, Arthur Wilfred||Robinsons Head, St. George District||454||20||Charles Gillam (p)||Guide||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|OLDFORD, William||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3184||21||Jacob Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|MERCER, Robert G.||Grand Falls,Twillingate District||5148||19||Robert Mercer (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|PEARCE, Bernard||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||4816||20||Mrs. Samuel Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Wilfred||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5111||19||Catherine Warren (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEARY, Bernard||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||1359||19||Ellen (Cleary) Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FAREWELL, William||Creston, Burin District||6041||20||John Farewell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Edgar||Fogo, Fogo District||8367||20||William A. Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOKEY, Philip||Dildo, Trinity District||2240||22||Mary Ann Vokey (p)||Policeman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BOUZAN, James||Little Bay, Twillingate District||8016||27||James R. Bouzan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUY, James||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||4963||22||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTT, John||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom||3062||50||Mrs. John Butt (s)||Musician||1918||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BARRETT, Eugene||Freshwater, Bay de Verde District||3232||19||James H. Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Aubrey C.||Millertown, Twillingate District||8119||21||Flossie B. Goodyear (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Harvey||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4594||30||John Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Patrick J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4852||23||Thomas Smith (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLETT, Walter||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2540||23||Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, John Henry Stanley||35 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||0-118 - 108||24||Robert Green (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 7, 1917||Attached Royal Flying Corps 1915-1917|
|RICHARDS, William Walter||35 Pennywell Road, St. John's||41||19||W.J. Richards (p)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Chesley||184 Duckworth Street, St. John's||669||20||Samuel Noseworthy (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, George||Middle Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4014||19||Thomas J. Ford (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5042||23||Henry Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NAPIER, Leonard||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2388||26||Julius Napier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|