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|
|DRISCOLL, William||52 Kings Road, St. John's||3368||27||Mrs. William Butt (o)||Clothing cutter||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|WHEATON, George||Frederickton, Fogo District||6122||22||Charles Wheaton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ADAMS, Harold||No information||n/a||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|SKEFFINGTON, John||Glovertown, Bonavista District||5172||22||Adam Skeffington (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODFORD, William||7 Convent Square, St. John's||8211||21||John J. Woodford (p)||Machinist||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WAY, Garfield||Newtown, Bonavista District||3153||24||Robert Way (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|CRANE, John Archibald||26 Bannerman Street, St. John's||2667||24||Archibald Crane (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|PILGRIM, Sidney||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5618||18||Albert Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - personal signature is Sidney; most documents state Sydney|
|DONOHUE, William Joseph||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||2992||18||John Donohue (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, May 18, 1918|
|HOUNSELL, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||4471||21||George Hounsell (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALLEN, Richard||11 Cookstown Road, St. John's||8140||18||Thomas G. Allen (p)||Chauffeur||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLUETT, Henry||Garnish, Fortune District||3900||22||Stephen Cluett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 10, 1918|
|SMART, Christopher||Lethbridge, Bonavista District||4788||19||Thomas Smart (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Gordon||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5152||20||William Vivian (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STICKLAND, Peter||Shoal Brook, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3778||20||William Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Strickland.|
|BURT, Charles||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2647||23||Andrew Burt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918|
|CAREW, Aiden||Bauline, St. John's East District||5764||22||Mary Colbourne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HISCOCK, Edward Pearcy||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||2927||19||William Hiscock (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SERRICK, Claude||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4434||18||Alexander Serrick (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.|
|TWYNE, Abraham J.||Hauling Point, St. Barbe District||3259||23||James Twyne (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, March 28, 1918|
|KEHOE, John||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5776||20||John Kehoe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LITTLE, James H.||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2964||21||Samuel Little (p)||School teacher||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Reginald||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||3446||21||Walter Goodyear (o)||Fisherman||1917||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Allan||Feild Street, St. John's||5476||22||Susie Richards (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, Frederick Neil||St. John's||1600||19||Noah Pike (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wallace.||129 Cabot Street, St. John's||1986||18||John Halfyard (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|LAWLOR, Jack||67 Monkstown Road, St. John's||5078||23||Thomas Lawlor (p)||Cabman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TREMBLETT, Thomas||Bonavista, Bonavista District||8106||22||Mrs. Isaac Templeman (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHRISTIANSON, Ralph||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2595||20||Kristian Christianson (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATCHER, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||5194||20||William Vatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SUTTON, Michael||Catalina, Trinity District||3932||21||John Sutton (p)||Brakeman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Peter John||Cottle Cove, Twillingate District||6292||19||Eber Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BENSON, William J.||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||4132||18||Irene Benson (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 29, 1918|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PRETTY, Simeon||Dildo, Trinity District||4964||21||Martha Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAMBERT, John||Southport, Random, Trinity District||1744||20||Samuel Lambert Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, April 6, 1916|
|POPE, John||66 Livingstone Street, St. John's||8068||30||Bridget Pope (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARDIMAN, Charles||Grand John, Fortune District||1716||21||James Hardiman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KNOWLING, William A.||Little River, Codroy Valley, St. George District||1693||18||George Knowling (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CLARKE, George||Springdale, Twillingate District||2541||19||George W. Clarke (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GULLIVER, Arthur||24 Tessier Place, St. John's||3162||19||Diana Noseworthy (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, John J.||No information||0-274||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|FARRELL, Daniel P.||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||4952||19||Patrick Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Larry||17 Casey Street, St. John's||4558||18||John Tobin (p)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||No information||6343||No||No||Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.|
|WILLS, Thomas||Bonavista Bay, Bonavista District||4820||26||Mrs. George Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Wills and Wells used alternately in documents|
|CHAFE, Ronald M||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-256 - 3601||18||Levi Chafe (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|