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|
|CARTER, James||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||269||23||John Carter (p)||Miner||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Robert George||147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2074||22||Frederick Chafe (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||I|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PEYTON, Herbert Munden||Botwood, Twillingate District||4160||18||Thomas Peyton (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|DICKS, Charles||Flat Islands, Burin District||2881||23||Mrs. Jacob Miller (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|SEABRIGHT, Fred||Red Rock Cove, Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5713||20||Elias Seabright (p)||Steel worker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, September 21, 1918|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HODDER, Walter||Horwood, Fogo District||4871||23||Robert Hodder (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Michael Joseph||St. John's||871||23||John Evans (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|
|ANTHONY, Gilbert||64 Brazil Square, St. John's||4506||19||John Anthony (p)||Shoe maker||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANT, Douglas George||173 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4643||31||James Grant (p)||Clerk||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|YATES, Allan||New Bay, Twillingate District||8362||21||Walter Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Vincent||Marystown, Burin District||5861||23||William Mitchell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Keywood||Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate District||3320||23||Robert Rideout (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|DEVEREAUX, Aiden||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3135||19||James Devereux (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917||Notes: Previously transcribed as Andrew|
|MERCER, George||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2586||19||Job Mercer (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, James||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6126||24||John Harris (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIBBO, Henry||Grand John, Fortune District||1720||20||Thomas Tibbo (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|COADY, Daniel||Outer Cove, C. [Conception?] Bay [district unknown]||4628||22||Catherine Coady (p)||Blacksmith||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, Elot J.||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||4935||18||John Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Signature is Penney; documents are Penny|
|VIVIAN, John||Hillview, Trinity District||4590||18||Mrs. William Hiscock (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, James Robert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||4298||22||Martha Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Robert||Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District||5191||19||Thomas Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KAVANAGH, Edward||35 York Street, St. John's||2548||20||John Kavanagh (p)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|KELLY, Frank||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2679||21||David Kelly (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917||Place appears as Ireland Isle on attestation record; later corrected.|
|BAILEY, Harry||Georges Brook, Trinity District||8112||20||Robert Bailey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, George||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4838||20||James Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GOSSE, William||Topsail Road, St. John's||3548||18||Moses Gosse (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Samuel||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5539||22||Job Butler (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Hubert||Random, Trinity District||3128||20||Joseph Green (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Cyril||South River, Port de Grave District||991||21||Elisa Richards (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.|
|LACEY, Harry||Exploits, Twillingate District||3733||22||Andrew Lacey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, March 14, 1918|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, Moses||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3628||20||Henry Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|OBRIEN, Thomas Joseph||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||657||21||Richard O'Brien (p)||Water worker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COLLIER, George||Three Rock Cove, St. George District||4915||18||Thomas Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCE, Samuel Roberts||North Side, Twillingate, Twillingate District||2835||22||A.G. Pearce (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|VATERS, John Edgar||Victoria, Carbonear District||973||22||Japhet Vaters (p)||Railroad worker||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74|
|DAVEY, Charles||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2371||20||Mrs. E. Davey (p)||Engineer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OXFORD, Lewis George||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4094||23||John Oxford (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ORGAN, John||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3046||19||Maggie Long (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 23, 1917|
|DUNN, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||3543||21||George Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KELLAND, Malcolm||Winterton, Trinity District||5243||19||Peter Kelland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|