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|
|HOMER, Joshua||Carbonear, Carbonear District||3961||18||Joseph Homer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Homan.|
|REDDY, Thomas||120 Water Street, St. John's||4703||21||Michael Reddy (p)||Cooper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUMMINS, Frederick||St. John's||1349||19||Laura Cummins (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Thomas||Boat Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5591||22||John Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DYKE, John||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5490||20||Job Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BELMORE, Robert||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1070||21||Lizzie Belmore (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLIVER, Jeremiah||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||5330||21||Andrew Oliver (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOUTCHER, William||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5944||21||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file.|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIPDITCH, John||Paradise, Placentia-St. Marys District||240||28||George Hipditch (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Hepditch|
|GILLINGHAM, Herbert||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||5608||27||Esau Gillingham (p)||Theology student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BLACKWOOD, Bertram||Loo Cove, Bonavista District||5154||21||Eleazer Blackwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PHILLIPS, Herbert||76 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||4391||19||James J. Phillips (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEBBER, George||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4429||21||Caroline Webber (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, George||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5278||27||Richard Saunders (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, James Joseph||St. John's||962||21||Michael Walsh (p)||Longshoreman||1915||No||No|
|BARRETT, Harvey||Wabana, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2807||19||Silas Barrett (p)||Miner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers misfiled with Regt. #13, repeated on reel 173|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Frank||Stephenville, St. George District||5693||23||Alexander Bourgois (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Microfilm label states Alexander Bourgois. Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois|
|STANLEY, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3497||39||Mary Stanley (s)||Fireman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER, Leo||Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Burin District||3170||29||George Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JACOBS, Levi||Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||4973||21||James Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MACKLIN, Rupert||Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||3732||18||Amelia (William) Macklin (p)||Marine engineer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Service # 3722 for misfiled document; Previously transcribed as Robert; Attestation papers completed as Rubert; Signature is Rupert|
|PEARCEY, Ralph||16 Flowers Hill, St. John's||8019||21||Mary Ann Pearcey (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICKETTS, Josiah||Jamestown, Bonavista District||5316||19||John Ricketts (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Clement||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4286||18||Thomas Penney (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in surname: signatures are Penny; documents are Penney: Given name incorrectly recorded as Colin on several documents and previously transcribed as Colin; correct name is Clement.|
|MARTIN, Malcolm||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2656||18||Thomas Martin (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BAILEY, Wesley Willis||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||1807||18||Maggy Bailey (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STEED, Solomon||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||2941 - 8157||18||Albert Steed (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||No overseas service, released from Newfoundland Regiment 1916; Enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917; complete file is under # 2941.|
|MOORE, Gordon Martin||76 Circular Road, St. John's||2998||18||Laura Noore (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REID (REED), Nathaniel||Badger, Twillingate District||1344||21||Kittie Reed (p)||Woodsman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Mark Brown||Roling [Rolling] Cove, Bonavista District||940||21||George L. Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|FLIGHT, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4509||19||James Flight (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Robert||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3630||24||Jonathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Morgan||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6065||24||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Solomon||South Dildo, Trinity District||5327||18||Anoah Reid (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Chesley Granville||Crabbes, St. George District||2789||18||Joseph Chaffey (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LACEY, Roland Stephen||St. John's||77||28||William Lacey (p)||Fisherman-miner||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Samuel||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3055||25||James Fifield (o)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service. Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1351X.|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, William||Quidi Vidi, St. John's District||1777||21||Thomas Hennebury (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POLLETT, William Archibald||New Harbour, Trinity District||1641||19||James Archibald Pollett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JAMES, Charles Robert||15 Adelaide Street, St. John's||436||29||Mrs. James (s)||Engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|