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|
|NORMORE, Elijah||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3638||33||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LUKINS, George||5 Lyon Square, St. John's||544||21||Alice Lukins (s)||Sailor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, July 1, 1917||some illegible documents ; See Regt.# 709 for misfiled will|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BAILEY, Roy||4 Temperance Street, St. John's||2210||19||Richard Bailey (p)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRENT, David||Botwood, Twillingate District||1794||22||John Brent (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BLACKMORE, Victor||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3663||18||Stephen Blackmore (p)||Electrician||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HANN, Richard||Little Harbour East, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5840||19||Joseph Hann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GRANDY, Wilfred||Garnish, Fortune District||5636||19||James H. Grandy (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||328||20||George Dawe (o)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2686||20||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STANFORD, Reginald Fred||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-255 - 1308||19||Ida Stanford (p)||1915||No||No||Partial attestation papers included.|
|KING, Andrew George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||3175||19||Richard King (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIFIELD, Joseph||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4823||31||Mrs. Thomas Fifield (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLE, James||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||5884||23||Alfred Cole (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ISAACS, Thomas C.||Burin, Burin District||3697||19||Robert Isaacs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|ANDREWS, Joseph||St. John's||1119||18||Katherine Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PENNY, Benjamin||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||6173||21||Thomas Penny (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICKETTS, Francis J.||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||451||34||Mary Ricketts (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, William Henry||St. John's||1003||19||Joseph Clark (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANHAM, James Ed||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2308||24||Jacob Hanham (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District - Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||710||19||James W. Collins (p)||Paper maker||1914||No||No|
|MACDONNEL, John Patrick||St. George's, St. George District||582||21||Richard MacDonnel (p)||Time keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, October 29, 1915||Discrepancy in spelling of name: signature is MacDonnel; previously transcribed as McDonnell/MacDonnell|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|CAKE, Alfred E.||76 Cabot Street, St. John's||2463||18||Mrs. Manuel Cake (p)||Grocery clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 4, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|MOORE, Eric||St. John's||1530||20||Janet Moore (p)||Painter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STRIDE, Norman||Botwood, Twillingate District||3629||18||Sofia (George) Stride (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PATTON, John||Grand Bank, Burin District||3831||21||Julia (George) Patton (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Patten|
|UNDERHAY, William James.||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2283||18||Mrs. Philemon Underhay (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #3222|
|SMITH, Edward||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5710||23||Jane Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|JESSO, Leo Francis||Woods Island, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1812||19||Joseph Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|COADY, Andrew||St. John's||775 - 8096||19||Richard Coady (o)||Labourer||1914||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917|
|EMERSON, George M.||Rennies Mill Road, St. John's||0-21 - 1879||21||George H. Emerson (p)||Bank clerk||1915||No||No|
|MORRY, Howard||Ferryland, Ferryland District||726||29||Thomas Morry (p)||Fisherman||1914||No||No|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hilliard||Flat Bay, St. George District||4128||18||William Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Alexander||Summerville, Bonavista District||5352||22||Joseph Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Robert Bruce||Circular Road, St. John's||0-218 - 593||20||William Duff Reid (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HODDINOTT, Walter J.||Indian Islands, Fogo District||8091||18||Mary Ann Hoddinott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEDREW, Philip||Change Islands, Fogo District||5958||19||Samuel LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|YOUNG, William||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8286||20||Victor Young (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Albert||St. John's||1754||18||Henry Charles Taylor (p)||Wheelwright||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TIZZARD, Gordon||St. John's||753||20||Simeon Tizzard (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|