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|
|HICKS, Alonzo||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2357||18||William Hicks (p)||Fireman||1916||No||No|
|AUCHINLECK, James||121 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8375||19||Jane Auchinleck (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Harold||English Hill, Carbonear, Carbonear District||3103||21||William Pike (p)||School Teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Augustus||115 New Gower Street, St. John's||6081||15||Frank Kennedy (p)||Barber||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROUD, James||Power Street, St. John's||4559||26||Charles Roud (o)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8279||18||John Noseworthy (p)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, Lawrence||St. Albans, Fortune District||6229||20||Richard Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.|
|DOUGHORTY, J.||No information||13661||No||No||Service number: 13661 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Doughorty was attached to the Newfoundland Contingent from 1 Mun. Fus [Munster Fusiliers]. Not in service ledger. Fatality: unknown.|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|BUGDEN, Baxter||English Harbour, Trinity District||3459||18||Albert Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SKINNER, Benjamin||Richards Harbour, Hermitage Bay, Fortune District||3502||18||John William Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROCKETT, Maurice||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5346||23||William Rockett (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WEST, Joseph||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3879||20||Levi West (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis||38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's||3212||19||Peter Constantine (p)||Carman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DALTON, Job||Little Catalina, Trinity District||4777||22||Albert Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCDONALD, John||George Street, St. John's||3461||19||Mary McDonald (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, Joseph||Catalina, Trinity District||3143||23||Louisa Fifield (p)||Fireman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Alfred E.||Robinsons Head, St. George District||4362||21||Mrs. George E. Brown (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PEYTON, Ebenezer||Burnt Arm, Twillingate District||5725||22||Johnathan Peyton (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Josiah Robert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District Age of||0-166 - 573||30||Josiah Goodyear (p)||Lumberman||1914||Methodist||No||No||Originally attested with the 1st Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WHALEN, James Michael||82 New Gower Street, St. John's||2754||18||Mrs. James Sears (o)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDREWS, Robert||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||8018||25||Muriel Andrews (s)||Draper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MARKS, James||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||6298||19||Bertha Marks (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOOSNEY, James||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5646||22||James Goosney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England ( Anglican )||No||No|
|UDLE, Albert / Robert||57 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1990||22||James Udle (o)||Expressman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Albert written on attestation paper; signature is R. Udle; documents completed as both Albert and Robert; grave marker and census records are Robert|
|BEST, Henry Charles||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2135||46||Martha Best (s)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|HEATH, George Robert||St. John's||907||34||Samuel Heath (p)||Hardware clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEARS, John Frederick||2 Allan Square, St. John's||4515||18||John Shears (p)||Draper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLUNEY, Leo||24 Stephen Street, St. John's||8378||19||James Cluney||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MITCHELL, Laurence||Beaver Cove, Twillingate District||5658||20||Elias Mitchell (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Mack||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||5683||20||John Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|REID, Chesley||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3912||19||Joseph Combdon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAY, Patrick Mary||Little Bona, Placentia-St. Marys District||1159||19||James Dray (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUFF, Heber||Bonavista Harbour, Bonavista District||524||22||John Cuff (p)||Iron worker||1914||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917.|
|ADAMS, John F||King's Point, Twillingate District||3894||22||Esau Adams (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, John||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||1360||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Age of Enlistment: 1915 ?|
|JONES, Leslie||Exploits, Twillingate District||5280||19||Henry Jones (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, George Albert||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1841||19||Thomas Hollett (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TRASK, Norman||Elliston, Trinity District||4000||18||Thomas Trask (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MAYO, Fletcher||Bulls Cove, Burin District||3017||20||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|DICKS, George||Belleoram, Fortune District||1402||18||Martha Dicks (p)||Steward||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRON, Joseph||Trinity Bay||3723||26||George Cron (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Cran|
|SEARLE, Richard||Goulds, St. John's West District||3986||18||May Ruby (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLIER - HELLIER, John||St. John's||1878||20||Elizabeth Hillier (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Hillier, Hellier|
|BUCKLEY, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||8448||50||Theresa Buckley (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PITCHER, Gilbert||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||2178||19||Cornelius Pitcher (p)||Papermaker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|