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|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOPER, David||South West Arm, Twillingate District||3883||18||Samuel Cooper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOWNEY, James||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5909||18||Bernard Downey (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENT, William Joseph||Lance Cove, Bell Island, St. John's East District||2821||18||John Kent (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4530||18||Annie Butler (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, William||St. John's||976||18||Mrs. McGillvary (p)||Engineer||1915||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MARSH, Absalom||Hillview, Trinity District||4785||18||Joseph Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Abraham|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCHER, Reuben||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2105||18||Robert Hatcher (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRINSTON, George||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||1772||18||Robert William Brinston (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, October 7, 1917|
|ALLEN, Thomas||Burin, Burin District||3333||18||Alice Bugden (o)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature is Allen; documents also use Allan.|
|STANFORD, Harold||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2167||18||William Stanford (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BULGIN, Augustus||Farmers Arm, Twillingate District||2427||18||John Bulgin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, William||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4519||18||Edwin King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Leonard||Circular Road, St. John's||4385||18||Sir W.D. Reid (p)||1918||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Alex||31 Breen Street, St. John's||4231||18||James McDonald (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STEPHENS, Jacob||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity District||3990||18||Thomas Steele (o)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, George||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1221||18||Sarah Dawe (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, John||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||4358||18||John Russell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|PITTMAN, Roderick||Lamaline, Burin District||6216||18||William Pittman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Thomas||28 Feild Street, St. John's||2288||18||Mary Ellis (p)||Grocer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|LYNCH, Joseph||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||4896||18||George Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Heber A.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||3837||18||Wlliam Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STARKS, Walter||Pools Island, Bonavista District||5704||18||Stephen Starks (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BALLAM, Charles||Curling, St. George District||3741||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George||Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District||3643||18||Charles Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORE, James E.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2189||18||William Moore (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, February 8, 1917|
|CHAFE, Rupert||Goulds, St. John's West District||4443||18||Henry W. Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAGG, Harold||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3324||18||Matthew M. Bragg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NICHOLS, Duncan||Deer Lake, St. George District||2054||18||George Nichols (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ANTHONY, Aleck [Alex]||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4695||18||Sarah Ann Anthony (p)||Electrician||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Alex, Allick, Alick, Alleck.|
|MOREY, Sydney||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||4328||18||John Thomas Morey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2885||18||John Abbott (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|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.|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|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|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|