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 archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Numbersort descending Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
DAY, Walter V. St. John's 1660 18 Ernest Day (p) Tailor 1915 Methodist No No
THISTLE, Howard Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District 1661 20 Maurice Thistle (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STRONG, Herbert Clarenville, Trinity District 1662 19 Ebenezer Strong (p) Machinist 1915 Methodist No No
CRANFORD, Llewelyn New Harbour, Trinity District 1663 22 John Cranford Sr. (of Thomas) (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Aubrey Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 1664 18 Martha Parsons (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
SMITH, Howard Dildo, Trinity District 1665 18 Thomas Smith (of John) (p) Lumberman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, June 3, 1916
HEATH, Thomas Botwood, Twillingate District 1666 20 Mary Heath (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
POLLARD, Pleymon Botwood, Twillingate District 1667 18 Arthur Pollard (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
ADEY, Frank Clarenville, Trinity District 1668 19 John Adey (p) Locomotive fireman 1915 Methodist No No
STUCKLESS, Silas Norris Arm, Twillingate District 1669 24 Isaac Stuckless (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, July 18, 1916
HIGGINS, Thomas Catalina, Trinity District 1670 19 Thomas Higgins (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
SHEARS, John James Robinsons Head, St. George District 1671 19 James Allan Shjears (p) Farmer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HAWKE, Michael Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District 1672 27 Bridget Hawke (o) Lumberman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BOONE, Edgar Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 1674 18 Fred Boone (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist No No
COLBOURNE, Beadon S Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1675 27 Edwin B. Colbourne (p) Grocer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
BROWN, John William Kings Arm, Bonavista District 1676 21 George Brown (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
SMITH, Josiah Hopeall, Trinity District 1677 18 Matthew Smith (p) Railroading 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MCDONALD, Walter G. St. John's 1678 21 Henry McDonald (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CLEARY, David R. St. John's 1679 20 Richard Cleary (p) Draper 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ABBOTT, Jacob Wesleyville, Bonavista District 168 22 Richard Abbott (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
WHEELER, Frederick Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District 1680 19 Mrs. M. Wheeler (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, July 10, 1916 Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie
SHEPPARD, Hilyard Sandy Point, St. George District 1681 21 Frederick Shepard (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
GULLAGE, Hubert V. St. John's 1682 19 Peter Gullage (p) Draper 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
SHORT, John C. Hermitage Cove, Fortune District 1683 21 Eli Short (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GRANDY, Reginald Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1684 26 Ann Grandy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURRIN, John St. John's 1685 19 William Murrin (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Stephen Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1686 21 Robert Lawrence (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANFIELD, Albert W. Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1687 22 Samuel Banfield (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARDY, George Richard Little Harbour 1688 24 Giles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, November 30, 1917
HUDSON, Peter Joseph St. John's 1689 19 James Hudson (p) Labourer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, July 4, 1916
WHELAN, John Joseph 12 George Street, St. John's 169 27 Mary Kate Whelan (p) Sailor 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PERRAN, William G. St. John's 1690 20 Mrs. Thomas Perran (p) Coachman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
MILES, Thomas Bay L'Argent, Fortune Bay District 1691 23 Eli Miles (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, March 11, 1918
NEWELL, Kenneth S. Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1692 21 John Newell Sr. (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
KNOWLING, William A. Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District 1693 18 George Knowling (p) Farmer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
TUFF, Frank P. St. John's 1694 18 Edmund Tuff (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
MURRAY, William St. John's 1695 33 John Murray (o) Truckman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
REID, William Fred St. John's 1696 19 John Reid (p) Butcher 1915 Methodist Yes No Sunday, October 6, 1918
GILLETT, Philip Exploits, Twillingate District 1697 20 Walter Gillett (o) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, June 20, 1917
MULLINGS, Gordon A. St. John's 1698 18 J.R. Mullings (p) Bookkeeper 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, January 20, 1917
SHAVE, Edwin Lazelle Fogo, Fogo District 1699 19 Constable William H. Shave (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EARLE, Clifford 17 1914 No No Attestation papers not included. No information in Cramm or service ledger
CONNORS, Thomas Joseph Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District 170 27 Mrs. Connors (p) Ships officer 1914 Roman Catholic No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenant
YETMAN, Nathan Bell Island, St. John's East District 1700 20 John Yetman (p) Miner 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No PDF
OLIPHANT, John Joseph St. John's 1701 18 George L. Oliphant (p) Clerk 1915 Roman Catholic No No
DICKS, Joseph Mortier, Burin District 1702 20 Michael Dicks (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
RICKETTS, George Middle Arm, Seal Cove, St. Barbe District 1703 18 John Ricketts (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
JANES, Edward Taylor Bishops Falls, Twillingate District 1704 22 Harriet James (p) Machinist 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOORE, Paul P. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 1705 19 Reverend Edwin Moore (p) Student 1915 Methodist No No
HOLLETT, Allan Lower Small Point, Bay de Verde District 1706 23 Samuel Hollett (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No