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 email@example.com 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|
|NELSON, Charles||St. John's||1592||19||Bride Nelson (p)||Teamster||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BASTOW, Gordon Clarence||St. John's||930||20||M.A. Bastow (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, October 11, 1916|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Henry (Harry) Boyce||St. John's||2170||18||Edward Holloway (p): Should read: Edward Vere-Holloway||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling: entered repeatedly in records as Vere-Halloway|
|CONSTABLE, Thomas||St. John's||8435||19||Elizabeth Constable (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|PEET, Thomas Arthur||St. John's||1042||28||J.B. Peet (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDSON, Patrick||St. John's||1234||20||Jane Richardson (p)||Book assistant||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|THOMPSON, John||St. John's||139||21||William Thompson (p)||Labourer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JOY, Jeremiah||St. John's||2776||24||John Joy (p)||Seaman||1916||N/A||No||No|
|CAHILL, Alphonsus||St. John's||1545||19||Theresa Cahill (p)||Store clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VAIL, Michael||St. John's||155||21||John Vail (p)||Policeman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FANNING, William Robert||St. John's||1120||24||James Fanning||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, James Arthur||St. John's||821||22||George Hedley Taylor (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||See also service #717|
|POWER, James Thornton||St. John's||1169||20||Thomas Power (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADDIGAN, Richard Joseph||St. John's||826||19||Richard Maddigan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FRANKLIN, William Hodgson (W.H.)||St. John's||0-27||Sarah Franklin (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|MERCHANT, John Robert||St. John's||1125||21||Elizabeth Merchant||Commercial traveller||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, Garrett||St. John's||1023||20||Hester Burke (o)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|HAYWARD, Lancelot C.||St. John's||0-286 - 3770||18||George J. Hayward||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GULLAGE, Hubert V.||St. John's||1682||19||Peter Gullage (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|FARRELL, Samuel||St. Jacques, Fortune District||1761||23||Mrs. Farrell (p)||Carpenter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, Edgar||St. Jacques, Fortune District||2929||18||John Skinner (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BURKE, Albert J.||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5344||24||Catherine Burke (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURKE, Anthony||St. Jacques, Fortune District||5392||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Steel worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BLANCHARD, Lewis||St. George, St. George District||4999||22||Helen Blanchard (p)||Carpenter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CONNELLY, Michael||St. George, St. George District||4130||18||Thomas Connolly (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|MORRIS, Ernest Ledrew||St. George, St. George District||4352||21||William Morris (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Found unfit for service.|
|BENNETT, Michael W.||St. George, St. George District||4367||19||Peter H. Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ignatius Joseph||St. George, St. George District||1442||19||Mary C. Butler (p)||Clerk||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BUTT, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||4740||23||Samuel Butt (p)||Sawmiller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Ralph Wellon||St. George, St. George District||234||20||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Fox rancher||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Stanley Gordon||St. George, St. George District||268||18||Benjamin Tulk (p)||Farmer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|PRASUYON, Wallace||St. George, St. George District||8076||21||John Prasuyon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUTLER, Howard Frank||St. George, St. George District||899||19||Edward Cutler (p)||Mail clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CASHIN, John Simon||St. George, St. George District||233||24||Catherine Bennet (o)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DELANEY, William Albert||St. George, St. George District||581||21||Joseph Delaney (p)||Lumberman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENOIT, Austin||St. George, St. George District||1327||20||Lizzie Benoit (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VINCENT, Arthur J.||St. George, St. George District||6210||20||William Vincent (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASHIN, Edward||St. George, St. George District||4995||20||Francis Cashin (p)||Electrician||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUHART, Joseph||St. George, St. George District||8366||18||Mary Duhart (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENNETT, Charles||St. George, St. George District||4143||20||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918||Variant spelling of name - Bennet|
|ENGLAND, Hugh S.||St. George, St. George District||3858||22||George England (p)||Mill man||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|TIPPLE, Austin Gerald||St. George, St. George District||583||20||Edward Tipple (p)||Telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Austen; transcribed on Descriptive Report on Enlistment: Arthur|
|BUTT, Samuel H.||St. George, St. George District||3033||34||Susan Butt (p)||Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MUISE, Moses||St. George, St. George District||1429||19||Moses Muise (p)||Blacksmith||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|COLUMBUS [COLUMBE], Frank||St. George, St. George District||2296||20||Francis Columbus [Columbe] (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917||Variant spelling of name: Colomb, Coulombe. Enlisted Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve # 1477X.|
|MCDONALD, Ralph||St. George, St. George District||1431||19||William Sheppard (p)||Furrier||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|