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|
|MILLER, Robert||Champneys East, Trinity District||3669||25||William Miller (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Herbert Redvers||St. John's||1729||28||Mary Pitcher (s)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BANFIELD, James||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||5937||20||James W. Banfield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLEARY, Francis M.||41 York Street, St. John's||4475||24||Francis O'Leary (p)||Salesman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|BLACKLER, Wilfred||8 Clifford Street, St. John's||4428||18||Michael Blackler (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|MERCER, Robert J.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4360||19||William Mercer (p)||Cable operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, Benjamin||Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||3502||18||John William Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEARCE, Isaac||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3824||20||Joseph Pearce (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See end of #3396 for two documents concerning Isaac Pearce|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, George H.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8446||31||Annie (Bugden) Skinner (s)||Cook||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, Job||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4777||22||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VOKEY, Solomon||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4726||19||John Vokey (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||3143||23||Louisa Fifield (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROCKER, Edwin||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5962||19||John Crocker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of||0-166 - 573||30||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HAWKINS, William Max||St. John's||1238||23||Olive Long Hawkins (s)||Plumber||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Joseph||Brigus, Port de Grave District||1875||22||Susan Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Robert||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8018||25||Muriel Andrews (s)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OROURKE, Michael||St. John's||1596||33||Margaret O'Rourke (s)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BEST, Henry Charles||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2135||46||Martha Best (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LODGE, Nathaniel George||Catalina, Trinity District||2810||26||Mrs. Nathaniel Lodge (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Frederick||2 Allan Square, St. John's||4515||18||John Shears (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BUNGAY, George||Sagona Island, Fortune District||6047||19||William Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Abraham||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||6285||25||Jacob Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOL, Ronald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5887||19||Samson Cool (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||34 Gower Street, St. John's||2922||18||Margaret MacDonald (p)||Clothes presser||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REDMOND, Thomas J.||265 Theatre Hill, St. John's||8162||18||David P. Redmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, Nicholas Prout||88 Barnes Road, St. John's||0-252 - 762||21||Mrs. James Hunt (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No||I.|
|COOMBS, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||492||30||Sarah Mercer (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|DREW, T.M.||0-223 - 857||1915||No||No||Transferred from Leicestershire Regiment. Attestation papers not included. Also contains documents relating to service #0-23, William Edward Barnes|
|HENNEBURY, Patrick||Point May, Burin District||4943||31||Richard Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Hughie||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5211||19||Stephen Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CARTER, Kenneth James||Greenspond, Bonavista District||1814||19||Kenneth Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTTON, Eleazar||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5283||20||William James Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Eleazor|
|HARDING, Joseph William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3720||27||James Harding (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Daniel||Colliers, Harbour Main District||2436||19||Tom Phillips (p)||Fireman (locomotive)||1916||No||No|
|TRAVERSE, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4651||19||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||Mrs. Ed. Power (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPENCER, Thomas Leslie||Fortune, Burin District||858||19||William Spencer (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, James Nelson||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3505||19||Henry Dicks (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|