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|
|VINCENT, Norman||Triton, Twillingate District||5526||21||John Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|WEBBER, Arthur||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||45678||24||George C. Webber (p)||Seaman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|GIDGE, Edward||Twillingate, Twillingate District||3650||19||Thomas Gidge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TURNER, John||Conducting officer||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment HQ from British Columbia Regiment; no service number; file missing; information from ledger|
|KEEPING, Mack||Fortune, Burin District||3299||19||Mary Keeping (p)||Sailor||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HAWKER, Mortimer Leopold||Carbonear, Carbonear District||2292||18||Manoah Hawker (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 29, 1918|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDGAR, Edwin||Greenspond, Bonavista District||737||19||Edwin Edgar (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PATEY, Noah||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4262||23||Annie Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MARCH, John||Port au Port, St. George District||5425||18||Samuel March (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, Kenneth||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||3387||19||Richard Langdon (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No||See also service #3337, Benjamin Stead, for will|
|TIZZARD, Samuel||41 Cook Street, St. John's||8379||18||Julia Tizzard (p)||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|YETMAN, John||Tilting, Fogo District||5995||24||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDDEN, Allan||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||6083||23||James Budden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUFFETT, James||Freshwater Road, St. John's||6198||17||William Duffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Charles||New Perlican, Trinity District||5506||21||Benjamin White (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William Blackler||355 Southside Road, St. John's||290||22||Mr. Knight (p)||Motor engineer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BYRNE, James||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5032||36||John Byrne (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, Nathaniel||Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||4742||18||James Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOBIN, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||4336||26||William Tobin (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CASSELL, Darius||Hooping Harbour, St. Barbe District||4069||19||Thomas Cassell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLS, Augustus||233 Water Street West, St. John's||4685||21||William Wills (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUDGE, William J.||Heads Harbour, Twillingate District||4003||24||Robert Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|EDDY, Arthur||Sound Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5947||20||Charles W. Eddy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YATES, Harold||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3910||27||Sidney Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FOLEY, Martin||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3514||27||Catherine (Michael) Foley (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PETERS, Frederick Earnest||Allandale Road, St. John's||4417||18||Joseph Peters (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|SHEA, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||5784||22||Ambrose Shea (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSLEY, Patrick||4 Hunts Lane, St. John's||n/a||16||Student||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|ATWOOD, Kenneth||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||2340||22||Thomas Atwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, James||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5031||21||John Fitzgerald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Daniel||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3639||27||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHALK, Alpheaus||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2208||18||Alan Chalk (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|DRAKES, Onslow||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6033||20||Thomas Drake (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Recruit's signature is Drakes; attestation paper completed as Drake; according to the 1921 Newfoundland census Drakes is a primary surname at Lally Cove.|
|SMITH, Joseph||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||4942||22||Isaac Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARTER, Job||Brookfield, Bonavista District||4339||21||Peter Carter (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||File includes 15 pages of correspondence related to # 4329 Plemon Hustins.|
|LINFIELD, Roland||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||2543||22||Alfred G. Linfield (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|HEALEY, Philip||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2191||22||James Healey (p)||Papermaker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|