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|
|LYONS, James Vincent||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1226||19||Margaret Lyons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGRATH, George||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||3619||21||Patrick McGrath (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PENNEY, William||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||4923||26||Rebecca Penney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Penny|
|DARBY, Cyril Roy||Ships Cove, Burin District||3150||23||Stephen A. Darby (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GEORGE, Ernest||New Harbour, Trinity District||3966||18||Thomas George (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Hickman||Dawsons Cove, Fortune District||5689||19||Robert Rose (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HANN, Albert Leslie||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2116||23||Isaac Hann (p)||Core maker, paper mills||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITFORD, Clarence Joseph||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3458||18||Lilly Russ (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEIR, Albert||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||6208||20||Elezar Weir (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MAYO, John Hubert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5569||19||Samuel Mayo (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Harry||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2101||18||William Brown (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|CAREW, Elias||Bauline, St. John's East District||5757||23||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Thomas||Merasheen, Placentia-St. Marys District||5522||23||Philip Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEATS, Hubert John||47 Goodview Street, St. John's||613||23||Richard Keats (p)||Upholsterer||1914||Unknown||No||No|
|GRANTER, Samuel||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3946||18||James Granter (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SMART, Frank||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3578||18||Fannie (Samuel) Smart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, May 22, 1917|
|RANDALL, Hubert Job||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||94||21||Adam Randall (p)||Mill hand||1914||Methodist||No||No||Attached to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies Feb. 1919. Variant spelling of name - Randell.|
|THORNE, William||Brownsdale, Trinity District||5272||24||John Thorne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FIFIELD, William||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||3974||19||Alfred Fifield (p)||Presser||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARDY, Reuben||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||5168||24||Richard Pardy (p)||Section man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HARE, Harvey||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||988||19||William and Susanna Hare (p)||Telegraph operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, May 26, 1916|
|RANDELL, Almond C.||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5431||22||James Randell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WELLS, Parmenas||Change Islands, Fogo District||5956||21||Eli Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BLAKE, Samuel||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2244||18||George Blake (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|YOUNG, Hedley||Carbonear, Carbonear District||244||24||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; medical form only. No information in service ledger.|
|BATTEN, Harvey||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5096||19||William Batten (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See Regt. # 5086 for misfiled document|
|BURTON, Samuel||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5630||26||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Frederick||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||0-135 - 797||24||Fernandrew Seymour (p)||Draper||1914||No||No||John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file, #0-135|
|GOODRIDGE, Alan C||No information||0-167||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|HANCOCK, John||James Cove, Bonavista District||946||21||Amelia Rowbottom [Roebotham?] (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STARES, Frank William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||1449||19||Allan Stares (p)||Sawyer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies December 1917; attestation papers included.|
|COOPER, Joseph||Grates Cove, Bay de Verde District||6272||24||Josiah Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Leander||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5005||19||Emmanuel Newhook (p)||Brakeman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MILES, Victor William||14 Pennywell Road, St. John's||214||28||Frank Miles (o)||Tobacco manufacturing||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|DOBBIN, John||Tickles, Placentia-St. Marys District||2692||24||Francis Dobbin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEAR, Walter Francis||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada||0-246||Henry Gear (p)||Dental surgeon||1918||Methodist||No||No||Enlisted with Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and transferred to Royal Newfoundland Regiment from Canadian Army Dental Corps.|
|RONAYNE, William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||4659||26||Ambrose Ronayne (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEARNING, George||St. John's||764||19||James Learning (p)||Labourer||1914||No||No|
|SMITH, Roy Archibald||114 Pleasant Street, St. John's||379||20||William Smith (p)||Carpenter||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|DINNEY, Andrew||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4374||19||William James Dinney (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Michael||Point La Haye, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4722||20||John Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Dorman||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8187||21||Richard Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies, May 1917; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment July 1917, Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8187 follows entry for Service # 2033|
|AVERY, Oswald||St. John's||1842||20||Archibald Avery (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MEALEY (MALEY), Dennis Francis||St. John's||1216||24||Fannie Mealey (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, December 6, 1919||Date of Death: 6 December 1919 from CWGC Discrepancy in spelling of name - documents completed as Mealey; signature is Maley|
|BARNES, James||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||6147||19||Sarah Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROBINSON, John Joseph||202 Water Street, St. John's||480||33||Mary Ann Cahill Robinson (p)||Restaurant proprietor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|FENNESSEY, John||Freshwater Road, St. John's||4787||18||Patrick Fennessey (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLLAHAN, Joseph||St. John's||1133||23||Florence Isabelle Hollahan (s)||Cooper||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|