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 email@example.com 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|
|ASH, John||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||1811||22||John Ash (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BILLARD, Victor Llewelyn||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2494||18||William Billard (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variation in name: Billiard|
|PIKE, Llewelyn||111 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4711||24||Jessie Lynch (p)||Carpenter||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|THOMEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4089||17||Maggie Thomey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|HOLDEN, Eric St. Clair||Topsail Road, St. John's||2833||18||Richard K. Holden (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORAN, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5006||36||Patrick Foran (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOCKE, Sidney||Tizzards Harbour, Twillingate District||2053||19||Mrs. John Diamond (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TORRAVILLE, Sidney||Fogo, Fogo District||8273||22||Thomas Torraville (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MCKINLAY, Joseph||St. John's||748||23||Alexander McKinlay (p)||Marine engineer||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Leighton||St. John's||1544||19||John Bugden (o)||Grocer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Also contains information related to the death of S.R. Edney, service #1714.|
|PRIMROY, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1976||22||Susanna (William) Thistle (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SKEANS, Frank||St. John's||2267||19||Robert Skeans (p)||Trimmer||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COOK, Alfred Stanley||St. John's||876||24||William James Cook (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Cooke|
|POLLETT, George||New Harbour, Trinity District||8024||23||Thomas Pollett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAKE, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||1773||24||Mary (Lake) Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ADEY, Frank||Clarenville, Trinity District||1668||19||John Adey (p)||Locomotive fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PEYTON, Stephen||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||2514||18||Delia Peyton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, April 24, 1917|
|LAYMAN, Leo||57 Wickford Street, St. John's||2284||20||Gregory Layman (p)||Labourer||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Leamond|
|MARTIN, Peter.||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||4491||18||Patrick Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, John||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4682||25||Robert Tobin (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLS, Harry||8 Exploits Lane, Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2454||21||Fred William Wills (p)||Machinist||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BOUTCHER, John W.||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5940||24||Reuben Boutcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Boutcher, Butcher, Boucher: brothers William, John and Alexander each have varied spellings in file ; Died at sea enroute to UK.|
|SCOTT, Maxwell||Fogo, Fogo District||3379||24||Margaret Elizabeth Scott (p)||Clerk||1916||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 31, 1917|
|HIPDITCH, David||50 George Street, St. John's||2286||22||Mrs. Thomas Hipditch (p)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RYAN, Chesley||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5690||18||Thomas Ryan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, January 9, 1919|
|SMALL, Fred||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4035||19||Reuben Small (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Victoria, Carbonear District||4535||19||John Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Daniel||Terrenceville, Fortune District||2993||20||Mrs. Michael McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Stephen||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4556||18||Reuben Somerton (p)||Machinist||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANFORD, James||3 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2221||26||William Cranford (p)||Printer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Previously transcribed as Crawford; Listed as Cranford in CWGC; Variant spelling of name: Craniford.|
|CARRIGAN, Edward||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||993||19||James Carrigan (p)||Collier||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MOAKLER, Francis Stephen||St. John's||1651||18||Thomas Moakler (p)||Telegraph checker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELSH, Richard||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||1609||22||Sarah Welsh (p)||Lumberman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHALKER, Charles George||St. John's||1736||18||James R. Chalker (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHALEN, Arthur||36 George Street, St. John's||2095||19||Mary Ann Whalen (p)||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEARN, Augustine||St. John's||1024||19||Sarah Hearn (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|LITTLE, Albert||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5849||21||James Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SHUTE, Arthur||Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2728||19||Moses Shute (p)||Cooper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, John Robert||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||2006||30||Jethro Penney (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, James||Port au Bras, Burin District||1109||20||Jane Hollett||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, William L.||Epworth, Burin District||3303||22||Samuel Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMITH, Zachariah||Smith Sound, Trinity District||1467||22||Mary Ann Smith (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|QUINTON, Augustus||Red Cliff, Bonavista District||2195||19||William Quinton (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, November 19, 1916|
|SPARKS, Louis||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||1052||21||Mary Snelgrove (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BOUCHER, Charles||Mussel Harbour Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||5932||20||George Boucher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boutcher, Boucher.|
|GILBERT, Alexander||Come By Chance, Placentia-St. Marys District||2891||20||Albert Gilbert (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|BROWN, George||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||5931||19||Hannah Mariah Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, November 2, 1918||Recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Albert George Brown.|
|PITTMAN, Arthur||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||3400||22||George Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SKANES, William||North River, Port de Grave District||5918||20||Patrick Skanes (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|