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|
|GOSSE, Willam||74 New Gower Street, St. John's||2349||18||Mrs. James Gosse (p)||Student||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NICHOLAS, Arthur||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||5640||20||Caroline Nicholas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DILLON, Matthew||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5535||23||Mary Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PICCO, John||53 Carters Hill, St. John's||8163||20||John Picco (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOOBIE, Andrew N.||St. John's||1884||18||Barbara Goobie (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|PIERCEY, Birkley||Hopeall, Trinity District||421||23||Isaac Piercey (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SMITH, Edward||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5710||23||Jane Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|GEORGE, Ambrose||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||3412||19||Robert George (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 6, 1917|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARNES, Lawrence||157 New Gower Street, St. John's||528||24||William Barnes (p)||Labourer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|LEWIS, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4911||20||George Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Stanley||Carmanville, Fogo District||1460||22||Joseph West (p)||Woodsman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YARD, James||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5744||22||Christopher Yard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STARKS, Willie||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5554||18||Samuel Starks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Richard John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-88 - 282||22||Constable J. Sheppard (p)||Traveller||1914||No||No|
|LEDREW, Philip||Change Islands, Fogo District||5958||19||Samuel LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Arthur Joseph||33 Angel Place, St. John's||533||22||Frank Jackman (p)||Cooper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WORKMAN, Wilson||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5839||24||Henry Workman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARROTT, Alfred||Winterton, Trinity District||5309||23||Sheila Parrott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2480||23||John House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RIDEOUT, Hardy||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3144||18||Jabez Rideout (p)||Factory man||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNY, Michael||42 Powers Avenue, St. John's||0-50 - 3278||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Draper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: signature is Penny, documents are Penney|
|HALFYARD, John||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3801||24||Laura (Silas) Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|GILLINGHAM, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3008||21||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included; information from service ledger.|
|AYRE, Eric S||Circular Road, St. John's||0-91||Mrs. E. S. Ayre (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Attestation papers not included.|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STRONG, Saul||Fortune, Burin District||3564||18||John Strong (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MOORE, William||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2987||20||John Moore (p)||Painter||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REID, Allan||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2419||19||Stephen Reid Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|WEBB, Leonard||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2675||20||John Webb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|PAUL, Lawrence||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3358||18||James Paul (o)||Pulp mill worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TEMPLEMAN, Donald||St. John's||1236||20||Catherine Templeman (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, James||Bay Bulls Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||2341||22||Walter Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 21, 1917|
|DAWE, Arthur||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4054||20||Theophilus Dawe (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GRANDY, Wilfred||Garnish, Fortune District||5636||19||James H. Grandy (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|HODGE, Thomas||Fogo, Fogo District||2265||24||John W. Hodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RENDELL, Clifford||Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-144 - 621||19||Dr. H. Rendell (p)||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 22, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included.|