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|
|DILLON, Thomas||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5536||25||John Dillon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Ludwig||Indian Islands, Fogo District||1248||25||James Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WIGHT, Arthur||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||944||25||Mrs. Samuel Wight (p)||Carpenter||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 28, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|MELVILLE, Charles Andrews||54 Burlington Road, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom||0-272 - 759||25||David Melville (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|KING, Stephen||59 Cook Street, St. John's||4223||25||Mary King (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ST. JOHN, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District - Llantivel, Vardra, Ponty Prodd, Wales, United Kingdom||673||25||Elizabeth St. John (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Patrick Joseph.||18 Burke Square, St. John's||286||25||Norah Waddleton (p)||Longshoreman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Initially reported as a POW but had been left by the Germans due to his injuries. He remained in a shell hole for 10 days prior to being recovered by a British unit.|
|FRENCH, John Joseph||2 Patrick Street, St. John's||63||25||Benjamin French (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEALEY, Patrick||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||4137||25||Anna Molloy (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Stewart||Bridgeport, Twillingate District||6027||25||Robert Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|POTTS, B. W. [Brian Wildridge]||Blackwells Islands, New York, USA||8093 - 3060||25||Jane A. Potts (p)||1917||No||No||See also service # 3060; Brian Wildridge Potts originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917 and transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1918.|
|PARRELL, Patrick||Thorburn Line, St. John's||8393||25||Patrick Parrell (p)||Carpenter||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 24, 1918|
|OLDFORD, Hubert||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3183||25||Andrew Oldford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GOOBIE, Herbert||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||8437||25||Elsie Goobie||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HANDCOCK, James||Templeman, Bonavista District||6201||25||Levi Handcock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, James||Keels, Bonavista District||1465||25||Eliza Moss (p)||1915||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|
|NORRIS, Charles Rankin||Newtown, Bonavista District||4953||25||Matilda Morris (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|MUGFORD, John W.||Codroy, St. George District||2102||25||Annie Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRYANT, William||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||3315||25||Mrs. Archibald Budden (o)||Coaster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, John||Dildo, Trinity District||5048||25||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|DUNN, Augustus||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4118||25||William Dunn (p)||Steward||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1749||25||Margaret Tobin (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCCOURT, Philip||190 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4578||25||Minnie McCourt (o)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Corbett||New Harbour, Trinity District||1961||25||Joseph Pitcher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, December 1, 1917|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOY, Aynsley||5 Victoria Street, St. John's||6249||25||James Joy (p)||Bank manager||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Albert||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||5894||25||Eliza Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COOK, Leander||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2237||25||Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|RONAYNE, Paul F.||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||3344||25||Edward Ronayne (p)||Station agent||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARKS, Stanley Thomas||70 George Street, St. John's||150||25||Mrs. Marks (p)||Express wagon driver||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDING, William||Renews, Ferryland District||995||25||Christopher Harding (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as William Joseph Harding.|
|SAUNDERS, Henry James (Harry)||379 (369) South Side Road, St. John's||1215||25||Jane Saunders (p); Agnes Saunders (s)||Truckman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918; changed next of kin from mother to wife.|
|HANN, Jacob||Botwood, Twillingate District||90||25||John Hann (p)||Lumberman||1914||No||No|
|RYAN, John||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8178||25||James Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Robert||Traverspine River, Grand River, Labrador||1730||25||Joseph Michelin (p)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HART, John||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3550||25||Henry Hart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|PENTON, Ignatius||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||2589||25||Edward Penton (o)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WHITE, George||Grand Bank, Burin district||8145||25||Mrs. Amelia H. White (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|SYMONDS, Joseph||St. John's||1108||25||Susie Symonds (p)||Cabman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERPOINT, Alfred H.||3 Devon Row, St. John's||3757||25||Alfred Ephraim Pierpoint (p)||Dry goods clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|INGRAM, George W.B.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5655||25||Mrs. Anthony N. Burton (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELDRIDGE, Richard||Newtown, Bonavista District||1279||25||Mrs. William Lock||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTOPHER, Joseph||Mall Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||6156||24||Mary Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Stephen John||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1205||24||James Power (p)||Miner||1915||No||No|
|WOODS, Frank||Port au Port, St. George District||6087||24||Peter Woods (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAY, Thomas||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4216||24||Elizabeth Harbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|