Military service records of our First World War servicemen are being digitized and put online.
Honour 100, in conjunction with The Rooms Provincial Archives division, is in the process of digitizing military service records for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (RNR), the Newfoundland Forestry Corps and the Royal Naval Reserve, 1914-1918. These files will be uploaded to the Great War database on The Rooms website, where a large number of records already exist.
To date, the total amount of digital material created as a result of this project is 26, 084 documents or 118 Gb of information.
To date, a total of 162 reels of microfilm containing 3650 military service files of Royal Newfoundland Regiment members have been scanned, which includes all 397 service files of the Newfoundland Forestry Corps. 140 reels containing 3043 Regimental files remain to be digitized, pending acquisition of additional funding for the project.
Updates have been made to the searchable archival database to correct errors and oversights. At the completion of this ongoing project, an on-line database will allow researchers to search by name, number and other terms, and to view attached documents which may include attestation papers, ledger summaries or photographs, where available.