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|
|CAREW, Edward||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4603||18||Mary Carew (p)||Machinists helper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LANE, Gideon Harland||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1482||19||Thomas Lane (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Contains document relating the circumstances of the deaths of service #2616, Pte. C. Snow; #815, Pte. A. Cummings; and #1525, Pte. George Attwood while POWs|
|COX, George||Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5715||27||George Cox (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Alex||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||4690||18||James Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SWEETSER, T.H.||N/A||Medical officer||1917||No||No||Attached to Regiment from United States Medical Corps, France; no service number. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ODEA, John Eugene Louis (aka Eugene Robert O'Dea)||29 Mullock Street, St. John's||455||31||May O'Dea (s)||Painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Manuel Edward||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2666||18||Mrs. Lewis Pike (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALTERS, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8415||18||Mrs. Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BISHOP, Esau||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4891||19||Albert Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Eleazer||Community: Blaketown, Trinity District||5738||21||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne|
|SAMMS, William Thomas||Codroy, St. George District||2049||22||Mrs. J. Bragg (p)||Fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VICKERS, John.||Witless Bay, Ferryland District||5749||20||Martin Vickers (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARREN, Eli||New Perlican, Trinity District||5879||18||John Warren (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Walter G.||St. John's||1678||21||Henry McDonald (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|KING, John||Blockhouse, Placentia-St. Marys District||2224||19||Mrs. James King (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Monday, December 16, 1918||King died in a military hospital one month after his discharge. His service charts do not reflect that he was a casualty of the war.|
|BURSEY, Arch||Gambo, Bonavista District||2290||22||John Bursey (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Also contains 1918 attestation for Forestry Companies.|
|RODGERS, Edward||41B Cook Street, St. John's||8381||20||Samuel Rodgers (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|READER, Alexander||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1135||20||William S. Reader (p)||Letter carrier||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, February 25, 1917|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|DOBBIN, Charles||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2539||18||Denis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMAS, Harvey||11 Barnes Place, St. John's||n/a||Clerk||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number (special), listed as instructor (musketry).|
|RENOUF, Anthony||St. John's||1090||21||Mary Renouf (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DONNELLY, Thomas||87 Circular Road, St. John's||8147||18||John Donnelly (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKEY, Robert||St. John's||1309||21||Katherine Hickey (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, April 15, 1917|
|ANDERSON, John H||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6328||19||John Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUCKER, John||16 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||6110||20||Ignatius Tucker (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIERCEY, William||New Perlican, Trinity District||5692||20||Joseph Piercey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Michael S.||32 Queens Road, St. John's||0-191||41||Kathleen E. Sullivan (s)||Booker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, Hector||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1492||20||Susanna Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEMPLE, John Vincent||Sandy Point, St. George District||232||21||Hannah Temple (p)||Teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Joseph||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5457||24||Lionel Locke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WALTERS, Norman||Champneys, Trinity District||3599||18||Joseph Walters (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRORY, John||83 Patrick Street, St. John's||3154||18||David McGrory (p)||Steward||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - McGory|
|KING, Arthur Case||10 Third Avenue, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8387||24||Ade Lillian King (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BRYANT, Charles||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3623||18||Herbert Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918|
|WHELAN, William||Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4668||20||William Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Herbert||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3976||19||Benjamin Ivany (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JESSO, Arthur Daisley||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1459||25||Rose Madore Jesso (s))||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Robert||Bonaventure, North Side, Trinity District||2100||19||William Stone (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, James Joseph||8 Sebastian Street, St. John's||2352||18||James Martin (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HUTCHINS, Harold||Greenspond, Bonavista District||602||17||Mr. Hutchins (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|MERCER, Harvey||Lushes Bight, Long Island, Twillingate District||8196||22||Mrs. John Brooks (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Redmond J.||Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, St. George District||2386||18||Patrick Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KING, Thomas Martin||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||2508||18||Jane French (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No|
|JACKSON, Victor||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4759||18||Philip Jackson (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FELTHAM, Joseph||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5129||18||Mrs. Hannah [Anna] Feltham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Howard V. [Vincent]||St. John's||0-241||19||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Not in service ledger. Provisional appointment to Newfoundland Regiment; Royal Flying Corps, 1915|