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 Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
WINDELER, V. G. No information 1889 No No No File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power
GODFREY, George Jersey, England, United Kingdom 4068 31 Magdalene Godfrey (o) Sailor 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BAKER, Gilbert George Fosters Point, Trinity District 3507 21 Mrs. Moses Seaward (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
WEST, Edward Ladle Cove, Fogo District 1588 20 Rose (West) Shelley (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 28, 1916
MOORES, John Blackhead, Bay de Verde District 3250 18 Arthur Moores (p) Clerk 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
PAUL, Ralph Mud Cove, Burin, Burin District 3717 23 William Paul (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
GOUGH, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 8123 18 William Gough (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SEXTON, Edward Tilting, Twillingate District 3013 22 Thomas Sexton (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
MERCER, Samuel Blaketown, Trinity District 3479 20 Eloil Mercer (p) Miner 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CONWAY, Philip James St. John's 1128 20 Kate Conway (p) Labourer 1915 No No
WALTERS, Alexander Burnt Islands, Burgeo District 2549 33 Mrs. Jabez Edmonds (o) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAY, James Old Shop, Trinity District 5430 20 Abner Day (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FURLONG, David J. Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District 919 19 Lawrence J. Furlong (p) Railroad brakeman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, January 11, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 71
PARDY, James Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys 6152 23 Charles Pardy (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No See also # 2763; enlisted in 1916 and recorded as deserter; re-enlisted 1918
HOGAN, Alden Joseph St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 237 19 Dr. William Hogan (p) 1914 No No
PELLEY, Sydney W. 233 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's 2713 19 Sidney Pelley (p) Grocer 1916 No No
DECKER, James Cape Onion, St. Barbe District 8512 24 Henry Decker (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
LAFITTE, Thomas Fox Island River, Port au Port, St. George District 4782 26 Alexander LaFitte (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GULLIVER, Herbert 7 Tessier Street, St. John's 2620 23 Dina Gulliver (p) Labourer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SPEARNS, John St. John's 1232 19 Annie Spearns (p) Teamster 1915 Roman Catholic No No
LANGDON, Kenneth Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3387 19 Richard Langdon (p) Lumberjack 1917 Methodist No No See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will
ANTHONY, William Charles Seldom Come By, Fogo District 3139 23 Samuel Anthony (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
QUINLIN, Arthur Birchy Bay, Twillingate District 5975 19 Samuel Quinlin (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Discrepancy in name: Quinlan, Quinlon, Quinton, Quintan
FOWLER, Ernest Topsail, Harbour Main District 2710 37 Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
POWER, Archibald Francis Bell Island, St. John's East District 0-133 - 2840 21 Philip Power (p) Surveyor 1916 Roman Catholic No No
HICKEY, Robert St. John's 1309 21 Katherine Hickey (p) Painter 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Sunday, April 15, 1917
KING, Frederick Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District 3319 21 Alfred John King (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SAUNDERS, Lewis Point Leamington, Twillingate District 2768 21 Adam Saunders (p) Fisherman 1916 Salvation Army No No
MCMANUS, Edward 16 Sebastian Street, St. John's 4504 18 Joseph McManus (p) Teamster 1918 Roman Catholic No No
COLUMBUS, Fred Shallops Cove, St. George District 912 21 Frank Columbus (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 9, 1915
GOOBIE, Andrew N. St. John's 1884 18 Barbara Goobie (p) Carpenter 1915 Methodist No No
THORNE, Andrew New Harbour, Trinity District 4755 22 William Thorne (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CANDOW, Herbert McDonald 109 New Gower Street, St. John's 4674 18 Walter Candow (p) Shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYNCH, Willis Paradise, Harbour Main District 4461 18 David Lynch (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MOSS, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District 8390 49 Margaret Moss (s) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
HOLLETT, Thomas Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4640 19 Matilda Thorne (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No Discrepancy in name - Hallett.
BURSEY, Harry Salt Pond, Lewisporte, Twillingate District 5292 23 Joseph Bursey (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
JONES, Ephraim Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2324 21 Mrs. E. A. Jones (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
GARDNER, Fred British Harbour, Trinity District 2475 23 Eli Gardner (p) Fisherman and lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Saturday, December 28, 1918 POW Date: 1917 Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Frederick Joseph Lewis Gardner.
HEATH, Stanley Wards Harbour, Twillingate District 5504 21 James Heath (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
SIBLEY, Gilbert Fogo, Fogo District 8508 21 Arthur Sibley (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, John Middle Brook, Bonavista District 6123 19 George Abbott (p) Lumberman 1918 Salvation Army No No
SQUIRES, Alfred Chamberlains, Harbour Main District 6164 18 Robert Squires (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Samuel Gander Bay South, Fogo District 2676 21 George Harris (o) Mill hand 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PILGRIM, Allan St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District 1850 19 Henry Pilgrim (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes will for service # 3130 Lewis Pilgrim
HUTCHINS, Harold Greenspond, Bonavista District 602 17 Mr. Hutchins (p) Storekeeper 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
GIBBONS, Daniel Lumsden North, Fogo District 6089 18 Stephen Gibbons (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
PARSONS, John R. 156A Pleasant Street, St. John's 3469 18 Howard Parsons (p) Clerk 1917 Methodist No No
OLEARY, James Joseph 21 Scott Street, St. John's 391 32 Catherine O'Leary (p) Shoemaker 1914 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
HOUSE, John Greenspond, Bonavista District 2480 23 John House (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917