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|
|TAYLOR, George Hayward||5 Maxse Street, St. John's||0-102 - 28||22||Eugene F. Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MARSHALL, Joseph||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6165||23||Augustus Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SINCLAIR, Thomas J.||North River, Port de Grave District||5729||20||John Sinclair (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, James W.||Cape John, Gull Island, Twillingate District||5903||21||George Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODFINE, Thomas||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||5321||20||Richard Woodfine (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Maurice.||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5781||20||Cornelius Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TUFF, John||Templeman, Bonavista District||5867||20||William Tuff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||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|
|EDWARDS, James||50 Gower Street, St. John's||3756||27||Richard Edwards (p)||Clerk||1917||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.|
|STROUDE, Fred||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||1325 & 8083||21||Priscilla Stroude (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental number 8083.|
|UPWARD, Robert||Harry's Harbour, Green Bay, Twillingate district||1195||24||Leander Upward (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Stephen||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4281||18||Lizzie Powell (p)||Coaster - sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLIFT, Cecil Bayly||100 Military Road, St. John's||0-174 - 505||23||J.A. Clift (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BURT, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4987||19||Robert Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUCEY, Patrick||Keels, Bonavista District||4489||23||Mrs. Thomas Ducey (p)||Mining||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KENNELL, John||St. John's||1512||19||Mary Kennell (p)||Office clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BASTOW, William Augustus||Pennywell Road, St. John's||676||21||Francis Bastow||Farmer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|CARTER, Thomas||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1031||20||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 4, 1917|
|MURRAY, Archibald||Adams Cove, Bay de Verde District||2733||21||Edward Murray (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RENDELL, Ernest John||New Harbour, Trinity District||1906||18||William Rendell (o)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||Previously transcribed as Randell.|
|WIGHT, George||83 Flower Hill, St. John's||8284||23||Laura Wight (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as White.|
|PIPPY, Walter Elliott||Torbay Road, St. John's||691||19||T.A. Pippy (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Henry||66 Pennywell Road, St. John's||307||24||William James Tilley (p)||Cabinet maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SNOW, Arthur W.||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||3266||38||Sophie Snow (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOUSE, John||St. Lawrence, Burin District||4324||21||Elias House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|CRITCH, Albert||Cavendish, Trinity District||2230||19||William Critch (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FRASER, Donald||15 Prescott Street, St. John's||4465||23||Mary Fraser (o)||Accountant||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOULTON, Rennie||Burin, Burin District||4320||18||Thomas Moulton (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Fred||Epworth, Burin District||3873||18||Flethcher Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARNUM, Kenneth||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||4545||25||John Harnum (p)||Salesman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGER, John||Thoroughfare, Trinity District||2186||19||Caroline Langer (o)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of John Langer.|
|SWAFFIELD, James S.||Cartwright, Labrador||3228||18||Lillian Swaffield (p)||Trader||1916||No||No|
|HEATH, Ernest||St. John's||829||21||Samuel Heath (p)||Steward||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, James J.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||8135||57||Rachel Thompson (s)||Lumberman and mill man||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIKE, Lorenzo George||Belleoram, Fortune District||3528||18||Kathleen Fudge (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Richard||Queens Cove, Trinity District||5196||18||Eleazor Gosse (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||5231||20||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Chesley G.||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8406||26||Martha Hann (s)||Edgerman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOPKINS, Edgar||Hearts Content, Trinity District||4188||25||W. Hugh Hopkins (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DELACEY, Leo Francis||St. John's||1373||22||Margaret De Lacey (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Archibald H.||Goulds St. John's West District||8408||22||Alfred Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|