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|
|PITTMAN, Wesley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3401||20||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BARNES, Harold||Belleoram, Fortune District||6158||23||Albert Barnes (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, John William||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8318||20||Lawrence O'Brien (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RANDELL, Elam||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2501||20||Joseph Randell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FAOUR, Edward||St. John's||1075||19||Mrs. Faour (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WATERMAN, Frederick Walter||Change Islands, Fogo District||0-73 - 441||24||William H. Waterman (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|PECKHAM, Orlando||Trinity East, Trinity District||4524||19||William Peckham (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, William Emeel||35 Angel Place, St. John's||25||21||Andrew J. West (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COATES, Samuel||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||5451||22||George Coates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Arthur||Broad Cove [St. Phillips], St. John's West District||1806||32||Susannah (p)||Farmer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DAVIS, Edwin||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||3668||19||William Davis (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, Lewis Rowsell||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-100 - 2913||33||Gwendolyn Muriel Cooper (s)||Estate agent||1916||No||No|
|DUNPHY, James||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3364||28||Patrick Dunphy (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Charles G.||46 Water Street East, St. John's||0-287 - 3066||20||Thomas J. McGrath (p)||Student||1918||No||No|
|AUSTIN, Chesley||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5656||20||James Austin (p)||Miner||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Norman||Catalina, Trinity District||2091||20||Boyd Hicks (o)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HALL, Thomas||6 Murray Street, St. John's||8212||18||Frank Hall (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOUGH, Ralph||St. John's||781||21||Fred R. Gough (p)||Blacksmith||1914||No||No|
|ROPER, Henry||26 Dicks Square, St. John's||670||20||Joseph Roper (p)||Watchmaker||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|REDSTONE, Falkner Alex||St. John's||1652||18||Harriet Redstone (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Edwin Pierce||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||228||20||William Rideout (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 27, 1918|
|LANDER, Stewart||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4850||18||James Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MEANEY, Brian||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1901||18||Sarah Meaney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, John||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4836||25||Mrs. Robert Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Frederick Thomas||6 Wickford Street, St. John's||527||22||Thomas Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Frederick; several forms completed as Francis.|
|NARDINI, Raphael||Main River, St. George District||1488||19||Josephine Nardini (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Raphael.|
|WALSH, Michael||6 Burke's Square, St. John's||8158||20||Michael Walsh (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HOWARD, Patrick||Daniels Cove, Trinity District||5997||20||William Howard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Archibald Walter||Burin, Burin District||1046||19||Mary Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STEAD, Ernest||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2338||23||John Stead (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SAINT, Wilfred||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4886||19||Alfred Saint (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRATTON, Frederick||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||2715||30||Mrs. James Burry (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Stratten.|
|ALLAN, Michael Joseph||St. John's||1618||21||Patrick Allan (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLY, Daniel||Marystown, Burin District||6062||19||Richard Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGE, William George||Chanceport, Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2757||22||Thomas Burge (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|HISCOCK, Edgar William||Winterton, Trinity District||6275||21||Robert Hiscock (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Hayward||Snooks Harbour, Trinity District||1479||22||William Cooper Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Chesley||Rattling Brook, Trinity District||3861||23||Job Rendell (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KEARNEY, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||6252||21||Mary Davis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PATEY, Gilbert||Big Braha, St. Barbe District||1911||20||Josiah Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLLETT, Roland MacKenzie||St. John's||1880||19||Silas Follett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, Edgar||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||2694||23||Willis Brett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Arthur||Elliston, Trinity District - 60 Mullock Street, St. John's||3203||32||Mary Tucker (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STOWE, James||146 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||8225||19||Elizabeth Stowe (p)||Machinist||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|DINNEY, George||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1859||21||John Dinney||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Variant spelling of name - Dinny, Denny.|
|TAYLOR, William Noah||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||3213||22||William John Taylor (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|