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|
|ANDREWS, Bartholomew||Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District||3679||22||John Andrews (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUCKER, Timothy||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||5052||18||John Tucker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIGHT, Peter||Nain, Labrador||5951||23||Johannah Bright (s)||Fisherman||1918||Moravian||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents|
|LEWIS, Charles Victor||St. John's||3217||1916||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 24, 1919||Attestation papers not included. Enrolled with Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve 19 Aug. 1915. Enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment 9 Nov. 1916, transferred to NRNR 13 Nov. 1916. See also Regt. #1640 for additional information.|
|BEMISTER, John G.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-36 - 1181||23||F.P. Bemister (p)||1914||No||No||Includes only partial attestation papers|
|HOGAN, R.||N/A||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special)|
|TESSIER, Ralph McNeilly||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||3049||20||Bertha M. Tessier (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|FRENCH, Joseph Chesley||Winterton,Trinity District||2151||19||Mrs. Walter French (p)||Barkerman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WARD, Henry||Griguet, St. Barbe District||5054||19||John Ward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOSS, Henry||Snooks Arm, Twillingate District||5664||18||George Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PELLEY, Albert||Southwest Arm, Twillingate District||8103||21||Jobes Pelley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||4063||21||William King (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ROCKWOOD, John Joseph||Hearts Content, Trinity District||2358||18||James Rockwood (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JESSO, Henry Martin||Ship Cove, St. George District||4949||27||Edward Jesso (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Peter||127 Southside Road, St. John's||4479||18||Leo Blundon (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.|
|CHAYTOR, Herbert||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4454||18||Fred Chaytor (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MEWS, Colin M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1036||21||Elizabeth Mews (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MITCHELL, Charles F.||Johns Beach, Bay of Islands, St. George District||8208||18||Ellen Dennis (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican) Fatality: No||No||No|
|POWER, Thomas||Tilting, Fogo District||3850||19||Edward Power (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||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|
|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.|
|PARSONS, Alfred||Sandy Point, St. George District||2852||19||Lewis Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|SULLIVAN, Arthur||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||998||19||Edward Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARIDGE, George||370 Water Street, St. John's||0-300 - 110||24||William Claridge (p)||Grocer's assistant||1914||No||No|
|PERRY, Percie||Newtown, Bonavista District||4181||27||Samuel Perry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 20, 1918||Recorded on forms as Peirce; Signature and CWGC is Percie / Percy; Variant: Pierce|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|REEVES, Clifford||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3239||18||John Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUELIN, William||Robinsons, St. George District||4368||18||James Huelin (p)||Fireman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAGGETT, Edward P.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2164||18||George Haggett (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Francis A.||13 Howe Place, St. John's||1959||21||Mary Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic - Church of England||No||No||Discrepancy in religion|
|STOKES, Edgar||Cape Freels, Bonavista District||5492||23||John Stokes (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, Albert||43 Duckworth Street, St. John's||5585||21||William King (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, John Joseph||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||1434||24||William Hall (o)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARRETT, R. [Ralph]||No information||0-247||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No information in service ledger. Member of Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.|
|PARMITER, Norman||Topsail, Harbour Main District||3929||18||Samuel Parmiter (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 15, 1918|
|POWER, James Francis||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2281||18||Mrs. Joseph Power (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Walter||Delbys Cove, Trinity District||6197||24||Job Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1253||20||Deliah Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CORNICK, Raymond Albert||30 William Street, St. John's||2825||18||Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WISEMAN, William F.||St. John's||1628||17||James Wiseman (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Robert||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||3630||24||Jonathan Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Harold||Golf Avenue, St. John's||5028||27||William Gillingham (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STEELE, Owen William||100 Water Street, St. John's||0-89 - 326||27||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 8, 1916||I - See also service #0-78 -395.|
|KELLY, Michael Francis||37 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||148||24||Mrs. Kelly (s)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|PARSONS, Taylor||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3916||18||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FOX, William||Grand Bank, Burin District||5797||19||William Fox (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|