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|
|HACKETT, Thomas Joseph (aka Thomas Murphy)||18 Holloway Street, St. John's||408||23||Elizabeth Hackett (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||No||No|
|BLACKHALL, John Sheill||Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom||1738||24||William Blackhall (p)||Fur buyer||1915||Presbyterian||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Variant spelling of name - Shiell|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEARNING, Robert G.||396 Southside Road, St. John's||8454||34||Mary Learning (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Frederick William||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8198||18||John Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALTON, James||Regina, Placentia-St. Marys District||5030||25||Stephen Dalton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRIDE, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||6325||23||John Stride (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HICKS, Hubert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5847||20||Solomon Hicks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOODYEAR, Harold Kenneth||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-74 - 1193||Louisa Goodyear (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included. Originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment; transferred his commission to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917. Includes documents relating to # 3428 Patrick Whelan.|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOYLES, George||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8169||27||Eveline Moyles (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIOTT, Erastus||Locks Cove, Hare Bay, Fortune District||3940||18||Benjamin Elliott (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, William||18 Waldegrave Street, St. John's||1831||19||Richard Bishop (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HARNETT, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6015||20||Mary Jane Kearley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Edward||1174||No||No||File missing; ledger entry 10/4/15 states undesirable.|
|ATTWOOD, Walter G.||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5484||21||Elias Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNHILL, Eli||Little Bay East, Fortune District||5161||19||George Thornhill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|ROWE, Chesley||Hearts Content, Trinity District||989||19||William Rowe (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Joseph||New Gower Street, St. John's||3210||Mrs. William Harvey (o)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5031||21||John Fitzgerald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MASON, Hugh||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2133||32||Mrs. Mason (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|MOORS, Edward C.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3688||20||Jacob Moors (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Moores|
|REARDON, Stanley||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||8505||22||Robert Reardon (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|BOGAN, John Joseph||St. John's||1050||25||Minnie Bogan (p)||Broker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|BRENSON, Sylvester||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||745||22||Hedley Brenson (o)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|ALCOCK, William D.||206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3369||18||Arthur A. Alcock (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SPENCER, Roy||Fortune, Burin District||859||18||C.B. Spencer (p)||Store clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JAMES, Cecil Stanley||Leslie Street, St. John's||0-12 - 102||23||Mrs. John Savage (p)||Draper||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Levi||Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, St. Barbe District||1873||32||George Reid(p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEALEY, Samuel||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||3652||20||John Farr (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWTON, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3585||28||Ellen Newton (p)||Mining||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Theodore||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||8252||25||George Brown (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORMORE, Elijah||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3638||33||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Aubrey||New Harbour, Trinity District||4806||18||William Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Timothy||Turks Gut, Port de Grave District||5825||19||Margaret Rose (s)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PECKFORD, Osmull||Charles Brook, Twillingate District||8243||19||Edwin Peckford (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Oswell.|
|UPSHALL, Charles C.||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5938||19||Nelson Upshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAUDET, Angus||Stephenville, St. George District||5699||19||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|