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|
|BENNETT, Arthur||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4116||21||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENNETT, Charles||St. George, St. George District||4143||20||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Bennet|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BENNETT, Dominic||Black Duck Brook, Port au Port, St. George District||245||20||Arson Bennett (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Edward||Main River, St. George District||1470||25||Elizabeth Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|BENNETT, Frank||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-121 - 284||19||John Bennett (p)||Student||1914||No||No|
|BENNETT, George Graham||Grand Bank, Burin District||2888||20||Mr. Bennett (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|BENNETT, Hector||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||910||20||Luke Ab. Bennett (p)||Cook||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENNETT, James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2866||24||William Bennett (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|BENNETT, John||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||5939||20||William Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John||Cape St. George, St. George District||6101||19||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, John E.||Cape St. George, St. George District||5003||19||Joseph Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Joseph||Fortune, Burin District||6134||27||Thomas Bennett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Manuel Joseph||Flat Bay, St. George District||1785||18||George Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Peter Francis||St. John's||770||21||Joseph Bennett (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENNETT, Raymond E.||Monkstown Road, St. John's||3818||18||Hon. J.R. Benett (p)||Accountant||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Stewart||Fogo, Fogo District||3204||21||William Bennett (p)||Storekeeper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Molliers, Burin District||4084||18||John C. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Thomas||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3258||22||Mary Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENNETT, Victor Sydney||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-52 - 2895||19||J.R. Bennett (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|BENNETT, Wallace Thomas||Flat Bay, St. George District||1787||21||Annie Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Benoit|
|BENNETT, William||Stephenville, St. George District||1071||22||Josephine Bennett (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Variant spelling of name - Benoit|
|BENNETT, William||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||4139||22||James Bennett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, William||St. John's||1229||30||William Bennett (p)||Tinsmith||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BENOIT, Arthur P.||Short Reach, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6311||20||John Benoit (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918|
|BENOIT, Laurence||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8255||18||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BENOIT, Matthew||Stephenville, St. George District||3594||18||John Benoit (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Ozgesta||Port au Port, St. George District||4868||20||Mrs. Fred King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Paul||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||8300||18||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|BENOIT, Peter||Conne River, Fortune District||3535||28||Jeanie Hincks (p)||Furrier/Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Friday, March 29, 1918|
|BENOIT, Walter||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||2683||21||John Benoit (p)||Labourer||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|BENSON, Frederick Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||1049||21||James Brown (o)||Fisherman||1915||No||No|
|BENSON, J. Wilson||41 Southside Road, St. John's||3357||18||Newman Benson (p)||Longshoreman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BENSON, Levi||Hickmans Harbour, Trinity District||4569||21||George Benson (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENSON, William J.||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||4132||18||Irene Benson (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 29, 1918|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BERNARD, A. E. [Adolph Ernest]||St. John's - 16 West Avenue, Leicester, England, United Kingdom||0-157||Mae Ernest Bernard (p)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included Includes records of Officers Mess, 1/Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment|
|BERNERS, Ralph Abercrombie||0-220||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Transferred from Royal Welsh Fusiliers|
|BESON, Patrick||Fogo, Fogo District||2232||29||James Beson (p)||Metal worker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BESSEY, Reuben||Cape Onion, St. Barbe District||4182||18||Samuel Bessey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEST, Charles||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8320||18||Stephen Best (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Earl W.||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||4095||18||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEST, Frank Gordon||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||42||20||Josiah Best (p)||Clerk (hardware)||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|BEST, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3864||20||John Best (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|