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|
|KNOX, Peter||St. John's||1593||19||Helen Stevenson (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|HICKEY, Leo Francis||39 Angel Place, St. John's||0-117 - 1469||20||Michael Hickey (p)||1915||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRENSON, Samuel||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2588||23||George Brenson (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WILSON, Alfred M.||Jubilee Cottage, Forest Road, St. John's||3755||25||Rev. James Wilson (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EDDY, Isaac||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||4980||21||John Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID, Leonard||Circular Road, St. John's||4385||18||Sir W.D. Reid (p)||1918||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|DAWE, Hubert||Upper Gullies, Harbour Main District||8417||18||Charles Dawe (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Michael||6 Convent Square, St. John's||3234||20||Emma McGrath (s)||Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 193|
|FORTUNE, Stephen||Jeffreys, St. George District||3146||18||James Fortune (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|HIPDITCH, James||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5968||22||David Hipditch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REGULAR, Dorman||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||5629||23||William Regular (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALADAY, Moses||Middle Lance Cove, Trinity District||3624||20||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancies in spelling of name: Halliday|
|WALSH, Stanley John||St. John's - New York, USA||1102||18||Margaret Walsh (p)||Presser||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANCEY, George Wilbur||64 Pennywell Road, St. John's||78||26||William Chancey (p)||Clerk||1914||Congregationalist||No||No|
|CUNNINGHAM, Edward||37 Flower Hill, St. John's||3645||29||Mary Rendell (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MONAHAN, Edward J.||McNeil Street, St. John's||3244||34||Elizabeth Monohan (s)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Monaghan. LAC microfilm label: Monohan|
|BATSTONE, Alfred||English Harbour, Trinity District||4734||21||Richard Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Batson|
|OKE, Charles Cunningham||114 Quidi Vidi Road, St. Johns||0-268 - 60||21||William Oke (p)||Clerk||1914||No||No|
|COLLINS, Reginald||Placentia Bay, Placentia-St. Mary's District||3954||Alexander Collins (p)||Sailor||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|DEARIN, Doyle||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4299||18||Eliza Dearin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GLOVER, James||Deer Islands, Bonavista District||2771||19||John Glover (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JONES, Chesley||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4854||19||Azariah Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frederick Robert||Penitentiary Residence, Forest Road, St. John's||2819||28||A.A. Parsons (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HULL, John||St. John's||8197||29||Tryphena Hull (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PENNEY, Thomas William||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||4247||22||Mark Penny (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPEARNS, Alfred||24 Colonial Street, St. John's||4598||18||Annie Spearns (p)||Packer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, Samuel||Goose Cove, Trinity District||3341||18||William Morris (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAYO, Bertram||Foots Cove, Burin District||5590||19||Joseph Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|IVANY, William||Hodders Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2353||21||Mrs. Charles Wattion (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|THOMSON, John Murray||Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom||2139||39||Mrs. Thomson (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|FOLLETT, James||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||8455||19||Henry Follett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALLAM, Samuel Robert||Curling, St. George District||1440||19||Manoah Ballam (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SNOW, James||162 Pleasant Street, St. John's||433||20||Abraham Snow (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, Elias||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2874||19||Tobias Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|GARDNER, Theophilus||British Harbour, Trinity District||1580||20||Eugenie Gardner (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 11, 1916|
|LANG, James Patrick||3 James Street, St. John's||0-266 - 870||19||Charles Lang (p)||Stenographer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLAKE, John||Grand Village, Groswater Bay, Labrador||3957||21||Miss T[?] Blake (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|YOUNG, George Reuben||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3790||22||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1580X|
|NEILL, Edward||Frenchmans Cove, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5673||19||Peter Neill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Jessie||Horwood, Fogo District||4196||27||Anna M. Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Includes documents relating to Archibald Peckford, Grand Falls - rejected for service|
|SHEPPARD, William F.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8021||19||Eldred Sheppard (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|