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 Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Datesort ascending Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
TOBIN, George Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4336 26 William Tobin (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BREEN, Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 4347 19 Johanna Breen (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLS, Augustus 233 Water Street West, St. John's 4685 21 William Wills (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ETHRIDGE, Gordon Greens Harbour, Trinity District 6247 18 Charles Ethridge (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, 2752X Alexander Ethridge.
HEATH, Stanley Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 5504 21 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SMITH, Joseph Spread Eagle, Trinity District 4942 22 Isaac Smith (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEARN, Bernard Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5657 18 John Hearn (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PENNEY, Kenneth Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5477 24 Mark Penney (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Penny
SPARKES, William 67 Feild Street, St. John's 4608 18 William Sparkes (p) Commission clerk 1918 Methodist No No
MAYNE, Henry Hopeall, Trinity District 5323 18 Henry Mayne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17
THOMS, Michael Little Bay, Twillingate District 5532 23 John Thoms (p) Farmer 1918 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
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
ENGLAND, John W. Brigus, Port de Grave District 5638 25 Thomas England (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BLACKWOOD, George Brookfield, Bonavista District 5429 22 Charles Blackwood (o) Coast trader 1918 Methodist No No
CAMPBELL, Allan Little River, St. George District 5695 25 Katherine Campbell (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MALEY, William Nagles Hill, St. John's 5058 21 Patrick Maley (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LUSH, George Gambo, Bonavista District 4779 19 Jesse Lush (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CASHIN, Gregory Gambo, Bonavista District 4918 22 Richard Cashin (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BIXBY, Robert Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District 5594 26 Ambrose J. Bixby (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COLLINS, George Wellington, Bonavista District 5233 20 Joseph Collins (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
ANDREWS, Duncan Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5073 24 Elizabeth Howell (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEWARD, Fred T. Cupids, Port de Grave District 4982 20 James Walsh (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, February 12, 1919 Variant spelling of name - Seaward.
PEACH, Arthur Bell Island, St. John's East District 5210 23 Robert Peach (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BUTTON, Charles Silver Fox Island, Bonavista District 5185 22 John Button (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TOMS, Harold La Scie, St. Barbe District 5615 19 William Toms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MACKANESS, C.L. n/a Dental Officer 1918 No No File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.
HEWLETT, Raymond Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District 5501 20 Debra Hewlett (s) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BUTLER, John Bauline, St. John's East District 5811 25 Matthew Butler (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 14, 1918
WALSH, Michael Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District 5612 20 Joseph Walsh (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BARTON, B.J. No information 0-229 1918 No No Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire
COMPTON, Charles Griquet, St. Barbe District 5350 19 Elizabeth Compton (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SULEY, Bertram Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5184 21 John Suley (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Willis New Perlican, Trinity District 5376 20 George White (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAFE, Benjamin Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District 4541 20 Alfred Chafe (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KENNEDY, Hughie 122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's 5943 19 George Kennedy (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MULLINS, Thomas Rencontre, Fortune District 6250 22 John Mullins (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEDDLE, Joseph J. Lockston, Trinity District 4516 20 Hubert Peddle (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Walter Whitbourne, Trinity District 6116 20 Uriah Drover (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NASH, Thomas 22 Adelaide Street, St. John's 4399 18 Margaret Nash (p) Assistant bookkeeper 1918 Roman Catholic No No
STRONG, Leonard Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District 5273 19 Noah Strong (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
EDWARDS, Joseph Lawn, Burin District 6331 21 Michael Edwards (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MAY, James Thomas Lally Cove, Fortune District 6141 19 John May (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Frederick Spencers Cove, Long Island, Placentia Bay 4984 22 Albert Hollett (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
COSTELLO, Richard Caplin Bay, Ferryland District 3072 18 Richard Costello (p) Sailor 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service
MELBOURNE, Samuel Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5053 18 Robert Melbourne (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ANTHONY, Samuel Seldom Come By, Fogo District 5493 21 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SHAVE, Albert Burin, Burin District 5335 22 John W. Shave (p) Trader 1918 Methodist No No
MASON, William Avondale, Harbour Main District 6190 22 Patrick Mason (p) Brakeman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SIMMS, Frederick C. Piccaire, Fortune District 6187 23 Harry Simms (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No