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|
|POWER, Frank||Bristols Hope, Carbonear District||6099||25||Richard Power (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAGEN, Francis||5 Simmonds Street, St. John's||5824||21||Dennis Hagen (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5403||21||Samuel Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIANDER, Harry||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5193||20||William Fiander (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, John Eleazar||3 Bell Street, St. John's||2842||18||Michael Kelly (p)||Tobacconist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORNICK, Frank||87 Springdale Street, St. John's||2147||21||Stu Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOEL, Ronald||77 McFarlane Street, St. John's||3053||23||Harvey Noel (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|FOX, John W.||Avondale, Harbour Main District||4799||20||Bridget Fox (p)||Telegraph operator||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAVIS, John||Bell Island, St. John's East District||738||19||William Davis (o)||Miner||1914||No||No|
|DUNPHY, Patrick||25 Burkes Square, St. John's||4447||18||Martin Dunphy (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|GREEN, Ralph||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5232||24||Simon Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, John Edgar||2 Feild Street, St. John's||120||17||George and Agnes Morris (p)||Truckman - telegraph operator||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 2002X|
|CAUL, John Joseph||11 Central Street, St. John's||374||24||Ann Caul (p) - Bride Caul (o)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NEWHOOK, Samuel||Dildo, Trinity District||5253||24||Edward Newhook (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, John C. M.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8470||42||Dulcie M. Hayward (s)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSSEY, Harry||3 Hagerty Street, St. John's||2014||21||Mrs. H. Hussey (s)||Sailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRAHAM, John||Petries, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4993||19||George Graham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Charles||Normans Cove, Trinity District||8143||22||Moses White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Henry||Catalina, Trinity District||5915||20||James Sheppard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BABSTOCK, Thomas Joseph||Salvage, Bonavista District||1847||26||Thomas Babstock (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy on whether first name is Thomas or Joseph.|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Fred||48 Spencer Street, St. John's||159||21||John Mercer (p)||Electrician||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PILLEY, Archibald||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||4931||18||James Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BISHOP, Ernest||Cupids, Port de Grave District||5593||19||George Bishop (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIVIAN, Jasper||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5149||23||James Vivian (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Joseph|
|BOND, George||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3530||20||William Bond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALE, Neil||West Bay, Port au Port, St. George District||8295||18||Elinor Gale (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BURT, Claude||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||6192||17||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOOLFREY, Wilfred J.||Lewisport, Twillingate District||3880||23||William Woolfrey (p)||Cook||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Richard||Melrose, Trinity District||1288||21||Anastasia Lane (o)||Electrician||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ABBOTT, James C.||Sandy Point, St. George District||8414||22||Annie Abbott (s)||Scaler||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BISHOP, John E.||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||3849||19||Henry Bishop (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANDERSON, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4604||32||Abram Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JORDAN, Felix||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||3335||19||Joseph Jordan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BOWRING, George||St. John's||1132||31||Mary Bowring (p)||Boiler maker||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Dorman||Carmanville, Fogo District||4013||21||Abraham Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Trinny Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||5842||19||Julia Pike (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Potter||23 York Street, St. John's||2144||29||Mrs. M.A. Lewis (p)||Marine Engineer||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TEMPLE, Esau||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5026||24||Peter Temple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5042||23||Henry Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|VATCHER, Sandy W.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5071||21||Elizabeth Vatcher (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, Charles||Catalina, Trinity District||8139||27||Cephius King (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUDGELL, Stanley||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1856||22||Philip Budgell (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|PICCO, John||53 Carters Hill, St. John's||8163||20||John Picco (p)||Teamster||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNEE, Harold||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5586||19||Andrew Knee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORS, Chesley Peter||Osmonton, New Bay, Twillingate District||5752||19||Frederick Moores (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Recruit's signature is Moors; some documents completed as Moores|
|BUFFETT, Henry||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||2798||20||Benjamin Buffett (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District|