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|
|ANDERSON, Elias||Burgeo Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3249||22||Mary Susan Anderson (s)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Trawler Section, Royal Naval Reserve in October 1918.|
|BROWN, Hedley||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5146||20||Tobias Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POLLARD, Arthur Roland||Botwood, Twillingate District||3419||18||James Pollard (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FORSEY, Claude||Grand Bank, Burin District||2971||20||John H. Forsey (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHORT, Richard M.||New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district||1202||19||Annie Short (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GRIFFIN, James Patrick||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||577||22||Mrs. John Sullivan (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Archibald C.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8204||18||John Pardy (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Norman||Flat Bay, St. George District||6329||19||Thomas Young (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEDDLE, Elijah||New Perlican, Trinity District||5489||19||Henry Peddle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COMBDON, Silas||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||8428||27||Lucy Combdon (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, William Cox.||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1201||19||Georgina Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GOOD, Robert Joseph||9 Dammerills Lane, St. John's||219 - 8176||42||Elizabeth Good (s)||Labourer - Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 24, 1921||Regiment file (#219) Includes attestation papers for the 1st Newfoundland Regiment and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. Good transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|ELLIOTT, William Skeffington||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||1073||20||Albert Elliott (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RATFORD, Fred T.||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3307||18||Mrs. John Snow (o)||Mechanic||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEUDY, Joseph||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||1331||21||Elizabeth Leudy (p)||Locomotive Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BOYDE, Ernest||Little Bay, Twillingate District||6095||24||James Boyd (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - recruit's signature at attestation and discharge is Boyde; forms completed as Boyd.|
|BASTOW, Frederick Donald||9 Cook Street, St. John's||700||20||Augustus Bastow (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|HISCOCK, Lewis J.||Winterton, Trinity District||3992||24||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, James||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||8477||19||William Dwyer (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THISTLE, John||Pennywell Road, St. John's||2502||19||William Thistle (p)||Driver||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, David||Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District||5602||24||William Whiteway (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MEEHAN, Bernard||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1760||19||Liza (Meehan) Martin (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously noted as POW; missing 19 Oct. 1916; presumed dead 9 May 1917|
|NOSEWORTHY, Henry Charles||St. John's||981||19||Harriet Noseworthy (p)||Cooper||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WARFORD, Charles||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3673||19||Abraham Warford (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUKE, William||Fox Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1306||20||Mary Duke (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 27, 1915||Includes documents relating to this soldier's brother, John Duke, #1964|
|HOLLAHAN, Peter||Summerville, Bonavista District||5312||19||John Hollahan (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan|
|EZEKIEL, John J.||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||1751||22||Paul Ezekiel (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Some items re-filmed, see beginning of reel 117.|
|RALPH, Jonas||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5133||18||Elizabeth Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes correspondence related to #5470 Josiah Ralph.|
|BLAKE, John||Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3957||21||Miss T[?] Blake (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|SNOW, Harold||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6337||21||Edgar Snow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURKE, Frank Mary||126 Military Road, St. John's||0-120 - 1553||26||Alice Burke (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918||Partial attestation papers included. See also service #2285, William McHenry, for related documents.|
|RYAN, William Joseph||Southside Road, St. John's||133||24||Catherine Ryan (p)||Skinner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SQUIRES, Charles||Manuels, Harbour Main District||8297||19||Alex Squires (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Frederick||Griguet, St. Barbe District||6313||19||Kenneth Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOONE, Joseph||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||3478||20||Mrs. George Hannam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, April 18, 1918|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|BRETT, Jonathan||Fogo, Fogo District||537||Mary Brett (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Fred N.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8410||21||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Robert||Robinsons, St. George District||1274||21||Robert Shears (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAUDET, Arthur||Stephenville, St. George District||5694||18||Amedee Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, Redvers||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4887||18||James Little (p)||Framer||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, November 15, 1918||Photograph of grave-site included|
|WELLS, Albert||Swan Island, Twillingate District||5423||24||Zephariah Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Allan||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||3722||18||John Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Includes misfiled documents for Regt. # 3732 Rupert Macklin & Regt. # 3829 Everett Brown|
|RICKS, Simon||Sops Arm, St. Barbe District||4070||20||George Ricks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|MORISSEY, James H.||44 Wickford Street, St. John's||8003||25||Catherine Morrissey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey.|
|CROUCHER, Nathaniel||Long Island, Twillingate District||1495||19||Elias Croucher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|