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|
|BUTT, John||Henley Harbour, Labrador||3471||22||Elizabeth Ann (Moses) Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|LEGROW, Frederick Pratt||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||404||23||Thomas Legrow (p)||Dry goods clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No||I|
|CROTTY, Stanley F.||Battery Road, St. John's||459||19||Mr. Crotty (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, George||Victoria Village, Carbonear District||4599||22||Arthur Clarke (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, John Joseph||10 York Street, St. John's||557||19||Hannah Brown (o)||Printer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||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|
|GREENING, William||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||4956||20||John Greening (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROSE, Vater||Golf Avenue, St. John's||3926||18||John Rose (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist||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|
|HYNES, William||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||4677||23||Andrew Hynes (o)||Street car conductor||1918||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.|
|CHAFE, Samuel||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||5293||24||Daniel Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MITCHELL, William||St. John's||1500||19||George Mitchell (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WOODS, John S.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2146||20||S. Woods (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GILLINGHAM, George||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1253||20||Deliah Gillingham (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LYNCH, Willis||Paradise, Harbour Main District||4461||18||David Lynch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CULL, Frank||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||5378||19||Charles Cull (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PENNEY, Esau||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||987||27||Samuel Penney (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SOPER, Willis||Lady Cove, Trinity District||4243||18||Henry Soper (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAPP, James D.||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4962||24||William Tapp (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||4353||22||Aaron Francis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOLLETT, Malcolm Mercer||Burin, Burin District||2078||24||Henry Hollett (p)||1916||Methodist||No||No||Hollett was a Rhodes Scholar, discharged to attend Oxford.|
|THOMS, Jeremiah||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4626||24||John Thoms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Frank Yates||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2483||21||Peter Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BAIRD, Herbert Edward||St. John's||1123||20||Phoebe Baird (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|YOUNG, Michael||Clam Bank Cove, St. George District||8287||17||Mary Young (o)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHORT, John C.||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||1683||21||Eli Short (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|