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 email@example.com 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|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Austin||Table Bay, Labrador||3229||25||Andrew Pardy (p)||Fisherman and trapper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|WINSOR, Bertram G.||Triton West, Twillingate District||8189||19||William Winsor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JANES, Frazer Wilson||Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3043||18||Robert Janes||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MADDEN, Sylvester||216 Water Street, St. John's||149||19||Ann Madden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDOUT, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1258||21||Elizabeth Ridout (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Variant spelling of name - Rideout.|
|JOY, Walter||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3137||18||William Joy (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Richard||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4570||24||Jacob Mercer (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURTON, Charles||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5966||25||Levi Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 11, 1918|
|CLOUTER, Thomas E.||Elliston, Trinity District||5014||23||Horatio Clouter (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OTOOLE, Frank||Caplin Bay [district unknown]****||4610||19||Mary O'Toole (p)||Station agent||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEORGE, Charles||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||4936||24||Hannah George (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LUFFMAN, Henry George||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2236||24||Henry Luffman (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 26, 1917|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|BONNER, Alfred F||Hearts Content, Trinity District||868||21||George Bonner||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.|
|WEBBER, Hubert||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2693||21||Mrs. George Webber (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|TURNER, Simon||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5358||24||Martha [Curtis] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Hayward||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5223||22||John Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDGAR, Edwin||Greenspond, Bonavista District||737||19||Edwin Edgar (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THOMEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4089||17||Maggie Thomey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|RICHARDS, Robie||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||n/a||17||Drummer (formerly druggist)||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included (underaged) - No service number, listed as drummer (special); misfiled documents microfilmed under Regt.# 4702.|
|FORAN, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5006||36||Patrick Foran (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ANTLE, Peter||Turks Cove, Trinity district||5604||21||Philip Antle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also contains four documents relating to Service # 663 John Antle.|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||Water St., Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||1190||22||Joseph Noseworthy (p)||1915||No||No|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HORAN, Lawrence||267 Southside, St. John's||1860||P. Horan (p)||Marine engineer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment from the King's Liverpool Regiment. Includes attestation papers for Territorial Force (#4038). Age of Enlistment: 16 1/2|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOCKYEAR, Jeremiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5913||20||Joseph Lockyer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MCLEAN, Murdock||Gilles Port, Gros Water Bay, Labrador||3956||24||Malcolm McLean (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUGDEN, William||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||6098||20||John Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POLLETT, George||New Harbour, Trinity District||8024||23||Thomas Pollett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOTT, William||Sally's Cove, Bay de Verde District||3431||21||John Knott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Discrepancy in religion.|
|ROWSELL, Gordon||Glenwood, Twillingate District||1466||19||Emma Rowsell (p)||Railroad sectionman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Wallace||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3793||18||William Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 22, 1918|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|MCDONALD, John||Conne River, Fortune District||3765||19||John McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Peter.||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||4491||18||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, Alexander||8 Alexander Street, St. John's||667||21||Edward Byrne (p)||Shoemaker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Solomon||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4818||18||Adam Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4682||25||Robert Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENCUN - BRENTON, Arthur||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6023||24||William Brencun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Arthur Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EDDY, Arthur||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5947||20||Charles W. Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Lewis||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2768||21||Adam Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Reuben||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1835||19||Henry Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Richard|