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|
|PARSONS, Edward||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||5772||20||Thomas Parsons (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Samuel Reginald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||0-162 - 932||22||John Smith (p)||Book keeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|NORMAN, Jesse||Catalina, Trinity District||3512||20||Theresa (William) Norman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|NORMAN, John||Red Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||8276||19||Fred Norman (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PINK, Kenneth||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5576||22||John Pink (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLIS, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5229||20||Elizabeth Ellis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, James||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8117||18||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Robert||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||4990||20||John Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Harbour Le Cou, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5935||21||Charles Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSH, William Luther||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||2083||18||Israel March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NEIL, Archibald||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5666||19||Thomas Neil (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CAHILL, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2081||21||Mary Sweeney (p)||Electrician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|OXFORD, Arthur||Farmers Arm, Twillingate District||2439||20||Mrs. Charles Finam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Ralph||Trouty, Trinity District||2114||22||James Johnson (p)||Paper makers helper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VOISEY, Edward Joseph||1 Hagerty Street, St. John's||1185||23||Mary Ann Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Abe||Conne River, Fortune District||6314||20||Peter Stride (p)||Logger||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAY, Joseph Harold G.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3851||24||Arthur Way (p)||Clergyman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BURT, Stanley||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||6139||20||Elinezer Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DOBBIN, William||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||5354||23||Nicholas Dobbin (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MATTHEWS, John||Fogo, Fogo District||2488||19||Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RONAN, Thomas||St. John's||2041||32||Elizabeth Ronan (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|LEBUFF, Robert||Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada||1362||23||Eliza LeBuff (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 10, 1916|
|BISHOP, Joseph||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||5302||22||Henry Bishop (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORAN, Patrick W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1983||36||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTT, John||Henley Harbour, Labrador||3471||22||Elizabeth Ann (Moses) Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, James Joseph||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1220||19||Winnifred Pike (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|THOMEY, Samuel J.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8376||47||Michael Thomey (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3049||20||Bertha M. Tessier (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|ROWE, Frank||Trinity, Trinity District||1991||18||John Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||I|
|WARD, Henry||Griguet, St. Barbe District||5054||19||John Ward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STAFFORD, Charles||261 Southside, St. John's||4688||18||William Stafford (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCKAY, Peter||Robinsons, St. George District||2557||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included, medically unfit.|
|KING, John||Little Harbour, Trinity District||8227||26||Mary Jane Vokey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, G.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number, listed as bugler (special).|
|PIKE, Joseph||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8445||19||Alfred Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, George||Pushthrough Head, Fortune District||3024||21||John Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STOWE, Samuel||Normans Cove, Trinity District||1902||20||Eva Stowe (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Microfilmed file follows service file # 1873.|
|CHRISTOPHER, Leo Joseph||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||1783||18||Michael Christopher (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|MEWS, William||Birchy Bay, Twillingate District||3220||22||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 17, 1920||Died 17 April, 1920. Phthisis|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3445||18||Jessie Titford (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|PEYTON, Hubert||Griguet, St. Barbe District||3465||29||Mary Jane Peyton (s)||Salesman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JACOBS, Harold G.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2253||18||David Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 9, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, George C. [Charles]||Robinsons, St. George District||4941||21||James Gillam (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.|