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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Kinsort descending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
LANE, Job Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador 1915 21 George Lane (p) Hunter 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANGMEAD, George Jr. 294 Water Street, St. John's 0-22 - 14 20 George Langmead (p) Jeweller 1914 Yes No Saturday, December 8, 1917
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LEWIS, Michael Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District 4911 20 George Lewis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
LITTLE, Ronald Bonavista, Bonavista District 5831 - 6235 23 George Little (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No He is enlisted again at the age of 24
LOCKE, Archibald 12 Notre Dame Street, St. John's 8401 18 George Locke (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LOWE, Arthur 14 Fleming Street, St. John's 5082 22 George Lowe (p) Cabman 1918 Methodist No No
LYNCH, Archibald Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 5805 22 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYNCH, Joseph Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District 4896 18 George Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARR, James Coram St. John's 0-288 - 3068 19 George M. Barr (p) Student 1918 Presbyterian No No Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.
MAJOR, John Thomas Harrys Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District 3493 19 George Major (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, June 7, 1918 Photograph of grave-site included.
MARTIN, William Burin, Burin District 0-262 - 2289 21 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Joseph Burin North, Burin District 1791 24 George Martin (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
MARTIN, John Bulls Cove, Burin District 2743 18 George Martin (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MATTHEWS, Hubert Musgravetown, Bonavista District 4783 22 George Matthews (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MITCHELL, Maxwell 47 Spencer Street, St. John's 8360 19 George Mitchell (p) Labourer 1917 Methodist No No
MITCHELL, William St. John's 1500 19 George Mitchell (p) Clerk 1915 Methodist No No
MITCHELMORE, George Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District 2872 23 George Mitchelmore (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 23, 1917
MORRIS, William Trouty, Trinity District 2316 18 George Morris (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MUGFORD, James Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4944 20 George Mugford (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
MURCELL, Chesley Gordon Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 0-260 - 647 18 George Murcell (p) Sailor 1914 Methodist No No
MUTFORD, Ward St. John's 822 19 George Mutford (p) Labourer 1914 Methodist No No
SHEARS, Howard Jeffreys, St. George District 8341 19 George N.Shears (p) Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JANES, Darcie Hubert Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2836 18 George Nathan Janes (p) Blacksmith 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, December 4, 1917
NICHOLS, Duncan Deer Lake, St. George District 2054 18 George Nichols (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
NORTH, Robert Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2596 18 George North (p) Student 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
NORTHCOTT, Lewis Lewisporte, Twillingate District 1451 20 George Northcott (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No
NOSEWORTHY, George Herbert Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 3326 18 George Noseworthy (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
OAKLEY, Ronald Greenspond, Bonavista District 4527 18 George Oakley (p) Draftsman 1918 Methodist No No
OLIVER, Walter 6 Kings Road, St. John's 681 21 George Oliver (p) Tailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUTCHINGS, George S. 46 Scott Street, St. John's 8302 20 George P. Hutchings (p) Clerk 1917 Congregationalist No No
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918.
PARSONS, William John North Side, Burin, Burin District 438 22 George Parsons (p) 1914 No No Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Jan. 1918
PAUL, Leander Deer Island, Bonavista District 5241 19 George Paul (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PEARCE, Vernon Malcolm St. John's 832 19 George Pearce (p) Long shoreman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PECKHAM, Harry Reginald Haynes St. John's 909 24 George Peckham (p) Clerk 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PELLEY, Alpheaus Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District 8458 39 George Pelley (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PENNY, Cecil B. Botwood, Twillingate District 2382 19 George Penney (p) Machinist 1916 Methodist No No
PHALEN, Edmund Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 6336 23 George Phalen (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PHILLIPS, Frederick Baileys Cove, Bonavista District 5897 25 George Philips (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name: signature is Phillips; forms completed as Philips
PIKE, Felix Flat Island, Bonavista District 4365 19 George Pike (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PIKE, Thomas St. Lawrence, Burin District 3235 18 George Pike (p) Assistant government official 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PINK, Walter Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5955 19 George Pink (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Arthur Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 3400 22 George Pittman (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army No No
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
POPE, Clarence Stones Cove, Fortune District 6319 19 George Pope (p) Fisherman 1918 No No Church of England (Anglican)
PURCHASE, William Deer Harbour, Trinity District 4851 19 George Purchase (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
RALPH, Cecil Flat Islands, Bonavista District 5201 18 George Ralph (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, June 10, 1918
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
REID, Alfred St. John's 761 19 George Reid (p) Blacksmith 1914 Yes No Friday, August 18, 1916