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 email@example.com 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|
|WATKINS, Frederick||Summerford, Twillingate District||5421||20||Aaron Watkins (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Bernard||51 Cabot Street, St. John's||2956||27||Mrs. Joseph Butler (p)||Rancher||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel||Blaketown, Trinity District||4309||21||Frederick Smith (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLBOURNE, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5297||20||Thomas Colbourne (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAIT, Robert Holland||267 Duckworth Street, St. John's||0-11||Dr. J.S. Tait (p)||1916||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included|
|LEDREW, George||3 Gear Street, St. John's||4413||30||Anthony LeDrew (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Stephen||Allandale Road, St. John's||8497||18||Stephen Hewitt (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BAIRD, Alexander [Sandy] Boyd||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||0-114 - 1803||25||James Charles Baird (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel|
|WHITE, Dorman||Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||8235||22||George White (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSON, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||4927||20||Henry Elson (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, James||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1719||19||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYME, Archibald A.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-271 - 3819||18||Elizabeth M. Syme (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MARSH, Richard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5845||22||Elizabeth Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROCKLEHURST, Edward S.||21 Maxse Street, St. John's||2519||24||Charles Brocklehurst (p)||Steel worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GOSNEY, Ernest Alfred||Black River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2822||18||Archibald Gosney (p)||Cook||1916||No||No|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|LOVELESS, John||Seal Cove, Fortune District||2970||22||John Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CALDWELL, Edward Charles||Brigus, Port de Grave District||636||19||Rev. Edward K.H. Caldwell (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes correspondence concerning # 270 William W. Bartlett and William J. Freake.|
|SAUNDERS, John||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5648||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sanders.|
|BOLLAN, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||5375||21||Esau Bollan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boland.|
|GEARY, Alexander||55 Cabot Street, St. John's||8054||28||Rachel Geary (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, Hubert||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4783||22||George Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||1165||22||Eliza Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HARDY, Randall||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3743||18||John Hardy (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in given name: Randell, Rendell; signature is Randall.|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKAY, William||48 Barnes Road, St. John's||5089||21||William Mackey (p)||Printer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|MAHON, James Thomas||30 Barnes Road St. John's||114||21||John Mahon (p)||Tinsmith||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LENCH, William Herbert||Grand Bank, Burin District||1122||20||Emma Lench (p)||Bank teller||1915||Methodist||No||No||Photograph of Lench included|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIERCEY, Jacob||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8155||46||Lillies Piercey (s)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNEE, Matthew||Pools Island, Bonavista District||2342||19||Cornelius Knee (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|IVANY, John James||English Harbour, Trinity District||1155||24||Sarah Ivany (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||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.|
|LARNER, Reginald Joseph||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2238||19||Sarah Larner (p)||Operator||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|CHISLETT, Jesse||Cavendish, Trinity District||1795||22||William Chislett (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|TILLEY, William Robert||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3036||18||Robert Tilley (p)||Railroad||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward||73A Springdale Street, St. John's||3001||19||Elizabeth Williams (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARDINER, Thomas Edward||British Harbour, Trinity District||2305||23||Noah John Gardiner (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|