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|
|DOOLEY, Francis Joseph||St. John's||818||20||Francis Dooley (p)||Tailor||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRE, George||Salvage, Bonavista District||3509||19||Mrs. Robert Squire (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Squires.|
|HOLLETT, Alfred||Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2445||20||Wilson Hollett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CASHIN, Gregory||Gambo, Bonavista District||4918||22||Richard Cashin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JORDAN, Thomas Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1752||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1915||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROBERTS, William||St. John's||922||22||William Charles Roberts (p)||Shoeworker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLINS, George||Wellington, Bonavista District||5233||20||Joseph Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WAREHAM, Walter Bennett||Lewisport, Twillingate District||2907||24||James Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|STARES, Alfonso||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||2571||24||Albert Stares (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HENNEBURY, Thomas||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4498||26||William Hennebury (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, William H. A.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||2573||23||Arthur Martin (p)||Electrical engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No||Part of file of Ebenezer Wiseman also included, see service # 2523. #2573 was assigned in error.|
|PEACH, Arthur||Bell Island, St. John's East District||5210||23||Robert Peach (p)||Miner||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PRASUYON, Wallace||St. George, St. George District||8076||21||John Prasuyon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARTER, Albert||75 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||2348||18||John Carter (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Lemuel||Boot Harbour, Halls Bay, Twillingate District||1967||20||John Morey (p)||Seaman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|LAWRENCE, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3691||18||John Lawrence (p)||Tinsmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MANUEL, Harry||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3921||23||Uriah Manuel (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BUTTON, Charles||Silver Fox Island, Bonavista District||5185||22||John Button (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TOMS, Harold||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5615||19||William Toms (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MACKANESS, C.L.||n/a||Dental Officer||1918||No||No||File missing. Attached as Dental Officer, Hazeley Camp.|
|SMALL, Frank||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||2231||19||Jabez Smith (p)||Cook||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWLETT, Raymond||Port Anson, Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||5501||20||Debra Hewlett (s)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KELLY, John Charles||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||8239||18||John Kelly (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Isaac||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8186||26||Theophilus Patey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EVANS, Joseph||Grand Bank, Burin District||2793||18||Captain William P. Evans (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|UDLE, Frederick||87 Gower Street, St. John's||3023||39||Mildred Udle (o)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5612||20||Joseph Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRANFORD, Moses||New Harbour, Trinity District||1579||23||Eliza (Cranford) Pitcher (p)||Constable||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARTON, B.J.||No information||0-229||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - Attached to Regiment as commanding officer from Yorkshire|
|CHATER - CHEATER, Norman||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3634||20||Charles Chater (p)||Paper maker||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Chayter, Chaytor, Chater, Cheator. Attested for short service.|
|OKE, Edward Langdon||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2303||22||William A. Oke (p)||Bank clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AYERS, John Thomas||Point Crewe, Lamaline, Burin District||3659||21||John Ayers (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)F||No||No|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|COMPTON, Charles||Griquet, St. Barbe District||5350||19||Elizabeth Compton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JONES, Bond||Western Head, Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4273||19||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HEARN, Patrick||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||3300||20||John Hearn (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SULEY, Bertram||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5184||21||John Suley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUTCHINGS, Albert||Whitbourne, Trinity District||8370||24||Ambrose Hutchings (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRADLEY, James Jabez||Squid Tickle, Bonavista District||3627||20||Allan Bradley (p)||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|WHITE, Willis||New Perlican, Trinity District||5376||20||George White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRANCIS, Robert Thomas||116 Bond Street, St. John's - 11 Fergus Place, St. John's||2327 - 3665||21||Mrs. William Butt (p) / Mrs. Robert Francis (s)||Sailor / Seaman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Francis was discharged medically unfit 28 Feb. 1917 and enlisted for Home Defence 23 April 1917; was assigned a second Service number.|
|RYAN, Gerald Francis||St. John's||1061||19||Helen Ryan (p)||Sailor||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: attestation paper completed as Jeremiah, signature is variously Jeremiah /Jerry / Gerald. Named in mother's correspondence as Gerald.|
|CHAFE, Benjamin||Petty Harbour Road, Goulds, St. John's West District||4541||20||Alfred Chafe (p)||Truckman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|BALL, Archibald James||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2457||21||William Ball (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, Hughie||122 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's||5943||19||George Kennedy (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MULLINS, Thomas||Rencontre, Fortune District||6250||22||John Mullins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Walter H.||Port Blandford, Bonavista District||8095||24||Samuel R. Oakley (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|