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|
|BUTT, Manuel||Perrys Cove, Bay de Verde District||5815||20||Thomas Butt (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PYNN, Clinton||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3440||Henry Pynn (p)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15|
|MALONE, Edward||Signal Hill Road, St. John's||4600||30||Miss G. Malone (o)||Master pilot||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|BURSEY, Joseph||Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5277||21||Joseph Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FRENCH, Frederick||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4503||18||Bertha French (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Edward Joseph||6 Joy Square, St. John's||2758||19||Edward Kennedy (p)||Tailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLINS, Leo||Catalina, Trinity District||4637||18||Eli Collins (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|NOEL, Gaden||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||6334||21||Eleazer Noel (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Lewis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||3130||21||Rachael Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No||Will is with service # 1850|
|RENNIE, W. H. [William Hoyles]||No information||0-244||1914||No||No||Civilian appointment as honourary Captain: Musketry Committee and Musketry instructor. No attestation papers.|
|HIBBS, William James||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2356||24||Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, Stanley||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4330||21||Selenia Warford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|PEARCEY, Ralph||16 Flowers Hill, St. John's||8019||21||Mary Ann Pearcey (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||5347||22||Samuel Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Bank Head, St. George District||5986||24||Dinier Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, John Joseph||St. John's||1315||21||James Buckley (p)||Butcher||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|QUIRK, Peter.||Mobile, Ferryland District||5748||22||Daniel Quirk (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, Newton||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5311||19||Israel Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||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.|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, John||Torbay, St. John's East District||2473||18||Peter Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Chesley||St. John's||1303||19||Emma Mercer (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|COSTELLO, James||Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District||4552||20||John Costello (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOULDING, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8291||34||Sarah A. Goulding (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Microfilm is incorrectly labelled as GOLDING.|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Aubrey||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||8385||47||Maggie E. Brown (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|COOMBS, Morgan||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6065||24||Ida Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Cartwright, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||1931||29||Levi Pardy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|HURLEY, Joseph||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3593||19||Thomas Hurley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALADAY, Thomas||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||2610||21||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|THISTLE, Howard||Clarkes Head, Gander Bay, Fogo District||1661||20||Maurice Thistle (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITEWAY, Oughterson A.||Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2431||22||Jesse Whiteway (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|LEONARD, Michael||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4808||24||John J. Leonard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|