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|
|BLYDE, Michael John||47 Fleming Street, St. John's||280||19||John Blyde (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 26, 1915|
|MANUEL, Hallett||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||1838||19||Samuel Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|WALSH, Richard Joseph||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||942||19||Amelia Walsh||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Albert||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2152||19||Elizabeth Morris (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LANG, Henry Charles||Springdale, Twillingate District||4030||19||William Lang (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Andrew||Middle Brook, St. George District***||4078||19||George Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Gordon||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4389||19||Thomas Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LUFF, William Andrew||Exploits, Twillingate District||1598||19||Jessie Luff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|KELLY, James||38 Henry Street, St. John's||4632||19||Matthew Kelly (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BANKS, Thomas||Middle Arm, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5619||19||Alfred Banks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICHARDS, John Edwin||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||715||19||William Richards (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|MILES, Heber John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||934||19||Dougald Miles||School teacher||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, March 18, 1916|
|PRINCE, John||Princeton, Bonavista District||3566||19||Samuel Prince (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMALL, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1516||19||Laura Small (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BREEN, Joseph||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||4347||19||Johanna Breen (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINTER, Edward Rozier||Rennies Mill Road, St. John 's||675||19||Thomas Winter (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HEWLETT, Armenius||La Scie, St. Barbe District||2333||19||William Hewlett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Date of Death: 14 April 1917 CWGC|
|HODDER, Walter Ralph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4791||19||George Hodder (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CULLETON, William||St. John's||999||19||John Culleton (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILLIER, John William||Lamaline Meadows, Burin District||3294||19||Fred W. Hillier (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BATTEN, Harold R.||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||4378||19||Samuel Batten (p)||Teaching||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, George||Gambo, Bonavista District||4779||19||Jesse Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOYLE, Thomas||Blackhead Road, St. John's||6217||19||Mrs. Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Cecil||Exploits, Twillingate District||3745||19||John Stride (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Stanley Bartlett||Pleasant Street, St. John's||2752||19||Nathan Hussey (p)||Cabman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|GREEN, Cecil||Trinity, Trinity District||984||19||John Green (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|GOUGH, Newman||Elliston, Trinity District||1918||19||James Gough (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MCNIVEN, William Robert||24 Springdale Street, St. John's||279||19||Frederick McNiven (p)||Shoecutter||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm||Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||0-291 - 3487||19||Noah Lidstone (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|IVANY, Alfred James||St. John's||1310||19||Mrs. Ivany (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COOMBS, Richard||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3455||19||William Coombs (p)||Shoeworker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.|
|DEMPSTER, James||St. John's||755||19||James Earnest Dempster (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|REID, William Fred||St. John's||1696||19||John Reid (p)||Butcher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 6, 1918|
|IVANY, William Garland||Gambo, Bonavista District||1476||19||George Ivany (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SENIOR, Frank||Flat Island, Burin District||6000||19||Wilson Senior (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEELER, Frederick||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||1680||19||Mrs. M. Wheeler (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 10, 1916||Also contains documents relating to service #1447, George Graham Crosbie|
|MARTIN, Edward Joseph||6 Lime Street, St. John's||2323||19||William Martin (p)||Gas fitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|POLLARD, William||Harbour Deep, St. Barbe District||3823||19||William Pollard (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|GILLAM, Stanley||Crabbes, St. George District||3763||19||Wilson Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLLS, Levi Mason||Stanley Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3283||19||Archibald Nicholls (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLEMING, Richard Francis||192 Water Street, St. John's||357||19||Mary Mason (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRONG, Leonard||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||5273||19||Noah Strong (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Edward||Peters Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1623||19||James Butt (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARRETT, Arthur||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5122||19||Noah Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Donald N.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2546||19||William Smith (p)||Station agent||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|HORWOOD, Albert||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2298||19||William Horwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||Yes||Tuesday, May 1, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|BRETT, Percy||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||3605||19||Ralph Brett (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDINOTT, Samuel||Indian Island, Fogo District||5595||19||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, July 22, 1918|