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|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|HOLLOWAY, Nicholas||Bloomfield, Bonavista District||2507||18||Thomas Holloway (p)||Lumberman||1916||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOOKEY, Robert||Bell Island, St. John's East District||1849||18||Joseph Hookey (p)||Electrician||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in whether name is William Robert or Robert William. Appears he used the name Robert.|
|LODGE, Mark||Catalina, Trinity District||3515||18||Mary Jane (George) Lodge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MCMANUS, Edward||16 Sebastian Street, St. John's||4504||18||Joseph McManus (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MUGFORD, Walter||17 Tessier Place, St. John's||1211||18||Carolina Mugford (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DRAKE, Thomas||Long Cove, Burin district||4901||18||William Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, John R.||156A Pleasant Street, St. John's||3469||18||Howard Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||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|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAYO, John Hubert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5569||19||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Herbert||69 McFarlane Street, St. John's||7||19||Anthony Taylor (p)||Printer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLAKE, Levi||Fogo, Fogo District||2590||19||John Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|FLEMING, Edward||186 Water Street, St. John's||6267||19||Mary Fleming (p)||Steward||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|HISCOCK, William James||New Perlican, Trinity District||6263||19||Emma Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAVIS, Charles Gerald||Smack Cove, Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6266||19||William Davis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOPER, John||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||4142||19||William Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Cadiz||Cottles Island, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2741||19||Ambrose Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBINSON, George||Shoe Cove, Cape John, Twillingate District||5628||19||Fanny Robinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURGE, Allen||Bonavista, Bonavista District||624||19||Mary Jane Burge (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|RIDEOUT, Caywood||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8247||19||Albert Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RENDELL, Arthur James||18 Kings Road, St. John's||204||19||James Rendell (p)||Machinist||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SMALL, Titus||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1389||19||Pannana Small (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STONE, John||Summer Hill Farm, Cock Pit Road, St. John's||8380||19||Harry Stone (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORWARD, Norman||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2067||19||Obidiah Norman (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|CURTIS, James F.||Noad Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3406||19||George Curtis (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8465||19||Thomas McDonald (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Michael Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||733||19||D.J. Jackman||Clerk||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Documents of Private W. White, service #739 included.|
|LYVER, John||Botwood, Twillingate District||3644||19||Frank Lyver (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOURGOIS, Isaac||Black Head, Port au Port, St. George District||5948||19||William Bourgois (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Bourgeois.|
|LEGROW, Frederick||56 Spencer Street, St. John's||9||19||John Legrow (p)||Apprentice||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|RYAN, Fred||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4827||19||Samuel Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RING, Thomas J.||33 Mullock Street, St. John's||2364||19||Martin Ring (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PAYNE, Francis C.||St. John's||1006||19||Susan Payne (p)||Train agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Friday, March 5, 1920||Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.|
|NICOL, John Ethelburt Burden||53 Parade Street, St. John's||129||19||C.M. Nichol (p)||Marine engineer||1914||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|WATKINS, Arthur||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||4989||19||Samuel Watkins (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Herbert||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||3682||19||Reuben Churchill (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COULTAS, Norman||St. John's||1058||19||Maria Coultas (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NOSEWORTHY, William||Clarenville, Trinity District||2383||19||Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GORMAN, Joseph Julian||St. John's - Harbour Breton, Fortune District||794||19||James Gorman (p)||Mineralogist||1914||Yes||No||Tuesday, March 30, 1915|
|VAVASOUR, Samuel||39 Plymouth Road, St. John's||4658||19||Thomas Vavasour (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SARGENT, John||Badger, Twillingate District||1540||19||Cecelia Sargent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|