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|
|WATTS, James Pittman||25 Walshs Square, St. John's||397||24||Nina Mary Watts (s)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|PENNEY, Leo V.||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5097||24||Catherine Penney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, George S.||46 Scott Street, St. John's||8302||20||George P. Hutchings (p)||Clerk||1917||Congregationalist||No||No|
|WHITEHORN, Archibald||New Bay, Twillingate District||5616||24||Emily Whitehorn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 27, 1918||See also #5614 Abner Whitehorn, brother of Archibald.|
|PURCHASE, William||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||4851||19||George Purchase (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|QUINTON, Cecil.||Charleston, Bonavista District||6166||18||Charles Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILBERT, Alexander||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District||2891||20||Albert Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|HERDER, Wallace||12 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2274||18||George Herder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917|
|KEEPING, Solomon||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3116||20||John Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HUSSEY, Edward||St. John's||2856||[William?] Hussey (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.|
|KENNEDY, James||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||5033||25||Moses Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, James W.||New Perlican, Trinity District||2704||27||Samuel Pittman (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 11, 1920||Died 11 October, 1920. Pneumonia. CWGC.|
|BARBOUR, Wilfred||Trinity Bay, Newtown, Bonavista District||3705||27||George Barbour (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|WHEATON, Walter||Frederickton, Fogo District||6093||19||Isaac Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RALPH, Aaron||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2727||19||Charles and Mary Ralph (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOUGLAS, Aaron K.||Brunette Islands, Fortune District||2904||22||Andrew Douglas (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|BLADGOM [BLAGDON], Thomas||Fortune, Burin District||3298||19||Emily Snook (o)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, September 30, 1918||Bladgom is possibly a misspelling of Blagdon, a common surname in Fortune Bay.|
|THOMAS, Augustus||Adelaide Street, St. John's||3821||18||Elizabeth Thomas (p)||Munition worker||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESH, Joseph||Keels, Bonavista District||2534||20||Mrs. William Mesh (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|FLEMING, Daniel||Spillars Cove, Trinity District||3950||22||Sarah Flemming (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PEARCEY, William Lockyer||17 Boncloddy Street, St. John's||3016||19||Joseph Pearcey (p)||Steamer steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ODRISCOLL, Leo Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1361||18||Ellen O'Driscoll (p)||News agent||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Alexander||Topsail, Harbour Main D||8496||18||Matilda Squires (o)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOONAN, Robert Anthony||St. John's||812||25||John H. Noonan (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 14, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included|
|DARBY, George Bishop||Methodist College Home, Longs Hill, St. John's||3004||18||Jessie Darby (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|LUSH, Stanley||Burlington, Twillingate District||5557||23||William Lush (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Henry||Holletts Tickle, Bonavista District||5208||21||Joseph Dunn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 3, 1920|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||3129||No||No||Attestation not completed. File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|WAKEFIELD, Arthur William||No information||0-101||Doctor||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)|
|HICKS, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||6007||20||John Hicks (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GREEN, Constant||Mainland, St. George District||8475||23||Charles Green (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, Robert||Dildo, Trinity District||5051||23||Robert Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Walter B.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2533||19||Israel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYDON, John||Caplin Bay, Ferryland District||5390||20||John Haydon (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JAMES, Thomas Lincoln||Mount Angels, St. John's||370||20||Mr. James||Engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MCWHIRTER, Hugh Walter||Humber Mouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||902||20||Henry McWhirter (p)||Brakeman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 22, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: McWhorter|
|MARKS, Levi||Sandy Point, Burin District||2961||19||Charles Marks (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ROBERTS, William H.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4781||18||Sarah Roberts (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 & 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||See service number 8053; Avery transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file|
|WELLS, William||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5680||21||Simon Wells (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LIDSTONE, Leo J.||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3993||23||Moses Lidstone (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HORWOOD, Ewart Gladstone||17 Prescott Street, St. John's||2671||18||Ephriah James Horwood (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, David Edward||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||0-213 - 3047||24||Mrs. Eli Collins (p)||Paper maker||1916||No||No|
|STRATTEN, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||5462||24||John Stratten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Stratton.|
|PEACH, John||Red Harbour, Burin District||5922||19||Leander Peach (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MASTERS, William||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1396||21||Mrs. Arch. Upshall (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|REVELLOW, Adolph||Mainland, St. George District||8491||48||Rachel Revellow (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Previously transcribed as Revellon.|
|RYAN, William||Gambo, Bonavista District||3381||18||James Ryan (p)||Farming||1917||No||No|
|COOMBS, Thomas||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||747||23||Henry Coombs (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1916 See also service #1718, Frank Hynes, for a newspaper clipping related to this soldier.|