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, Alfred Penney||St. John's||897||19||Mr. and Mrs. Taylor (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|BROWN, Ernest||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||1493||20||Malcolm Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|SMITH, Walter||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5670||21||Elias Smith (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARDY, Austin||Table Bay, Labrador||3229||25||Andrew Pardy (p)||Fisherman and trapper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Photograph of wife included.|
|ANDERSON, Frederick||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5064||20||William Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WINSOR, Bertram G.||Triton West, Twillingate District||8189||19||William Winsor (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|JANES, Frazer Wilson||Western Arm, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3043||18||Robert Janes||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Archibald||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2765||25||William Crane (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service # 736 for additional misfiled documents|
|MADDEN, Sylvester||216 Water Street, St. John's||149||19||Ann Madden (p)||Sailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YETMAN, Joseph||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5819||20||Moses Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOY, Walter||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||3137||18||William Joy (p)||Miner||1916||Roman Catholic||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|
|ODRISCOLL, James William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||996||26||Joseph O'Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLOUTER, Thomas E.||Elliston, Trinity District||5014||23||Horatio Clouter (p)||Teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUDLOW, John||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||3871||18||Benjamin Ludlow (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Charles||Dildo Harbour, Trinity District||4936||24||Hannah George (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CRITCHELL, John||Belleoram, Fortune District||5881||21||James Critchell (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FITZPATRICK, J.||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|BURT, Alexander F.||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5270||21||Stephen Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WEBBER, Hubert||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2693||21||Mrs. George Webber (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, April 14, 1918|
|ROWSELL, Philip||Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay||5207||21||Jonathan Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TURNER, Simon||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||5358||24||Martha [Curtis] (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Hayward||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5223||22||John Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EDGAR, Edwin||Greenspond, Bonavista District||737||19||Edwin Edgar (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BISHOP, Heber||St. John's||1478||19||Elijah Bishop (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4089||17||Maggie Thomey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORAN, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5006||36||Patrick Foran (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Ernest||Belleoram, Fortune District||609||19||Robert G. Pike (p)||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HOGAN, Bernard||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2252||18||Gerald Hogan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|VARDY, Reuben||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3527||19||John Vardy (p)||Occupation: Storekeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SEXTON, Edward||Tilting, Twillingate District||3013||22||Thomas Sexton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCINNIS, Alexander||O'Regans, St. George District||6279||29||Hugh McInnis (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BUDDEN, Selby||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||5634||22||John Budden (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PREECE, Henry George||Rochdale, Scotland, United Kingdom||2128||34||Musician||1916||Methodist- Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in religion - Attested for short service.|
|POLLETT, George||New Harbour, Trinity District||8024||23||Thomas Pollett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOTT, William||Sally's Cove, Bay de Verde District||3431||21||John Knott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 21, 1917||Discrepancy in religion.|
|HALFYARD, Wallace||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3793||18||William Halfyard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 22, 1918|
|MCDONALD, Hugh Joseph||Campbells Creek, Port au Port, St. George District||1817||24||Elizabeth McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|MEWS, Harry George Reginald||114 Military Road, St. John's||0-134 - 2834||18||Arthur Mews (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Peter.||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||4491||18||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4682||25||Robert Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|