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|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|GOODYEAR, Uriah||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||6146||24||Uriah Goodyear (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Edward Clayton||49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||571||23||Uriah Rowsell (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COLLIER, Lawrence||St. Albans, Fortune District||6229||20||Richard Collier (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Contains information about #6230 Samuel Cox, #6220 Charles Collier, #6233 William Collier, #6232 P. Collier, being from families infected with tuberculosis.|
|BENOIT, Benjamin||Conne River, Fortune District||3531||22||John Benoit (p)||Trapper||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|VATERS, John H.||Victoria, Carbonear District||2047||18||Joseph Vaters (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||No||No||See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCISAAC, Joseph||Grand River, St. George District||5355||21||John McIsaac (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEDREW, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||1936||20||William LeDrew Sr. (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BUFFETT, William||Belleoram, Fortune District||6137||24||Jeremiah Buffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROOKES, Charles Edward||7 Maxse Street, St. John's||2142||22||Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p)||Accountant||1916||Baptist||No||No|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONSTANTINE, Leo Francis||38 MacFarlane Street, St. John's||3212||19||Peter Constantine (p)||Carman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LAKE, Philip J.||Fortune, Burin District||4403||20||Thomas Lake (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HENDERSON, Robert||10 York Street, St. John's||471||24||Mr. Henderson (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SIMMS, Charles||84 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5437||20||Henry Simms (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, William Thomas||Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District||3573||20||Eli Parsons (p)||Railroader||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, December 14, 1917|
|BRAZIL, James||Renews, Ferryland District||4536||18||John Brazil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Peter Joseph||48 Codners Street, St. John's||3233||22||Mary Tobin (p)||Sailor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WINDELER, V. G.||No information||1889||No||No||No||File missing. Not in service ledger; # 1889 is assigned to Philip Francis Power|
|EDENS, John Francis Joseph||39 Queens Road, St. John's||0-83 - 883||19||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|STEWART, Arthur||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2196||18||Colin Stewart (p)||Electrician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAVAGE, Michael||31 Parade Street, St. John's||4441||23||Michael Savage (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, Joseph||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3760||19||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||Died 13 April, 1918, Neuve-Église Name given as James on several documents; CWGC is Joseph|
|FOLEY, Patrick||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||4156||19||William Foley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|PARSONS, John||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||8180||24||Edgar Parsons (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Joe Batts Arm, Fogo District||5984||21||Samuel Freake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CARPENTER, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||2824||19||James Carpenter (p)||Railroader||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLANCHE, John||Jersey Side, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5265||23||Frank Blanche (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||960||21||Mrs. Whalen (o)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHANNING, Maxmilian||233 Theatre Hill, St. John's||5296||20||Frances Channing (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Harold||St. John's||828||23||John B. Mitchell (p)||Broker||1914||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BATSTONE, Pearce||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||5541||20||Jesse Batstone (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|COLLINS, William Joseph||1 Flower Hill, St. John's||82||22||Jerry Collins||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 28, 1915|
|DELANEY, Bernard||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||2775||20||Mark Delaney (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STEELE, Victor J.||100 Water Street, St. John's||4485||20||Samuel Steele (p)||Bookkeeper||1918||Congregationalist||No||No|
|GODDEN, Malcolm||38 Freshwater Road, St. John's||0-182 - 615||29||Fredrica Godden (p)||Accountant||1914||No||No|
|CUFF, George Little||Bonavista, Bonavista District||630||21||Deborah Cuff (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|PENNEY, Augustus||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5248||20||William Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMYTH, Thomas Joseph||11 Bond Street, St. John's||523||19||George Smyth (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|SPENCER, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3626||19||Mark Spencer (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|IVANY, William||English Harbour, Trinity District||3158||21||Robert Ivany (o)||Teamster||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|ONEILL, Leonard||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2130||19||mother (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for Short Service|
|LEDREW, Herbert||British Harbour, Trinity District||2633||19||Jonathan LeDrew (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|