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|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ELSON, Albert John||Spotted Islands, Labrador||2818||19||Albert Elson (p)||Carpenter||1916||Methodist||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.|
|HILYARD, Caleb||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5086||22||Richard Hilyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Hillier, Hilliard|
|CHAFE, Ronald M||61 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-256 - 3601||18||Levi Chafe (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Herbert Joseph||61 Brazils Square, St. John's||0-82 - 1101||22||Frances Power (p)||Accountant||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SMITH, John||Dildo, Trinity District||5048||25||William Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEA, Michael Joseph||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1750||19||James Shea Sr. (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917.|
|WOODRUFFE, John Sheldon||0-164||1918||No||No||Attached from 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment|
|FREW, Alexander||Medical officer||n/a||1915||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|SAINT, Wilfred||Musgravetown, Bonavista District||4886||19||Alfred Saint (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLIS, Neil||Highlands, St. George District||2385||17||Alexander Gillis (p)||Mill hand||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, Robert Henry||Newtown, Bonavista District||2721||25||Henry Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Discrepancy in Religion.|
|FLIGHT, John||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4509||19||James Flight (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNELL, George Michael Frances||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||2176||19||Daniel Pennell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOULTON, Samuel||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4633||19||Henry Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAY, Martin||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3499||23||Mary Day (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOPER, Llewellyn||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4689||18||Joseph Soper (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCFATRIDGE, Arthur M.||Main River, St. George District||1711||22||Walter McFatridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAHER, John||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||5584||21||Thomas Maher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, William||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4018||19||William H. Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Albert||24 Mullock Street, St. John's||8210||18||Mary Noseworthy (p)||Teamster||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEABRIGHT, George||Botwood, Twillingate District||2360||20||George Seabright (p)||Railroad hand||1916||No||No|
|YOUNG, Herbert||Twillingate, Twillingate District||8365||19||Henry Young (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|MERCER, George||Country Road, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2586||19||Job Mercer (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Ernest||Codroy, St. George District||5856||22||Septimus Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOWLOW, Chesley||Trinity East, Trinity District||4346||18||Albert Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ATKINS, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||795||19||Mary A. Atkins (p)||Barber||1914||No||No|
|COADY, Joseph||Bar Haven, Placentia-St. Mary's District||5869||24||John Coady (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VIVIAN, John||Hillview, Trinity District||4590||18||Mrs. William Hiscock (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRICKLAND, Robert||Hants Island, Burgeo-LePoile District||5191||19||Thomas Strickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Lawrence||Riverhead, St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5874||20||Joseph Lee (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, Frank||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3394||21||Silas Butt (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel 200.|
|WELLMAN, Thomas||136 Harvey Street, St. John's||6244||18||Moses Wellman (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOORES, John||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8190||18||Thomas Moores (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Transferred to Regiment.|
|MAUNDER, Herbert Thomas||89 Military Road, St. John's||3029||18||Thomas Maunder (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Cyril||South River, Port de Grave District||991||21||Elisa Richards (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 75.|
|THOMPSON, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||1208||23||Charles Thompson (o)||Trapper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Reuben H.||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4268||18||James J. Patey (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARCH, William||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||3131||21||William March (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KING, John A.||Sandy Cove, Bonavista District||8409||24||Jane King (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWE, Albert||Greens Harbour, Trinity District||5505||22||Martin S. Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AITKEN, Ernest Peyton||Botwood, Twillingate District||643||23||John W. Aitken (p)||Lumberman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COLLIER, John||St. Albans, Fortune District||6224||21||Mary Collier (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|VATERS, John Edgar||Victoria, Carbonear District||973||22||Japhet Vaters (p)||Railroad worker||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at the beginning of reel 74|
|MAHONEY, Frank||336 Water Street West, St. John's||4310||20||Thomas Mahoney (p)||Mechanical dentist(?)||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUFFETT, Herbert||Belleoram, Fortune District||6055||20||Jeremiah Buffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Hamilton||89 Bond Street, St. John's||623||23||Frederick Martin||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROCHE, Allan||Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District||5186||19||John Roche (p)||School teacher||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|