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|
|SMITH, William||Manuels, Harbour Main District||4018||19||William H. Smith (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWDEN, Herbert George||37 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||1980||18||William H. Bowden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BARRETT, John A.||Twillingate, Twillingate district||8028||43||William H. Barrett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|BARNES, Cyril||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4500||18||William H. Barnes (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUY, James||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||4963||22||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|GREENHAM, Allen||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||4205||18||William Greenham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GREENE, Gordon||7 Parade Street, St. John's||156||24||William Greene (p)||Shoe salesman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|GREENE, Frederick J.||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3434||19||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREEN, Moses||Salt Pond, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1757||21||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GREEN, Rupert||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2035||18||William Green (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GRANDY, Fred||Garnish, Fortune District||6128||21||William Grandy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GOUGH, Joseph||Elliston, Trinity District||8123||18||William Gough (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GLADNEY, William Joseph||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||417||20||William Gladney (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GINN, William||Comfort Cove, Twillingate District||5912||21||William Ginn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|GILLIES, William Walter||58 Gower Street, St. John's||3710||18||William Gillis (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Harold||Golf Avenue, St. John's||5028||27||William Gillingham (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Kenneth J.||St. John's||2037||18||William Gillingham (p)||Electrician||1915||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||852||25||William George Parsons (p)||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|JEWER, Walter||Botwood, Twillingate District||2536||19||William George Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYTER, Ralph||Trinity, Trinity District||2663||20||William George Hayter (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican) / Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1640X.|
|GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William||Kent, England, United Kingdom||0-298 - 914||19||William Gardner (p)||Wireless operator||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STRONG, Charles St. Clair||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's - Southside Road, St. John's||0-9 - 30||25||William G. Strong (p)||Accountant||1914||Yes||No||Monday, April 15, 1918||I|
|HEALE, Arthur||St. John's||875||19||William G. Heale (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FUREY, Alphonsus||St. Josephs, Placentia-St. Marys District||6213||19||William Furey (p)||Student||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|FRENCH, William||67 Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||2581||21||William French (p)||Cooper||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, George||Gin Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||3766||31||William Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOX, William||Grand Bank, Burin District||5797||19||William Fox (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Curtis||Grand Bank, Burin District||3828||21||William Forsey (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FORD, Elias||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||2709||22||William Ford (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Sunday, September 2, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|FOOTE, Nathan||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2830||20||William Foote (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLLETT, Albert||Grand Bank, Burin District||2920||19||William Follett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Saturday, April 14, 1917||POW Date: 1917 Possibly a POW as late as 1918, possibly killed in 1917.|
|FOLKS, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3490||20||William Folks (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|FOLKS, Herbert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5533||28||William Folks (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||4156||19||William Foley (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FIANDER, Harry||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5193||20||William Fiander (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FEWER, Lawrence Joseph||Placentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1268||21||William Fewer (p)||Paper maker||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, June 1, 1916|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FANNING, A. F.||23 Barters Hill, St. John's||8097||19||William Fanning (p)||Stenographer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SWAFFIELD, Wilfred||Cartwright, Labrador||2018||19||William Ernest Swaffield (p)||Book keeper||1915||No||No|
|EDDY, William||North Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5816||25||William Eddy (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|EBBS, Michael||53 Cabot Street, St. John's||4448||19||William Ebbs (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EARLES, James Joseph||36 Cabot Street, St. John's||2747||18||William Earles (p)||Gasfitter||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|EARLE, George||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||3684||24||William Earle (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|HARRIS, Gordon||178 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||2669||21||William E. Harris (p)||Boiler maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DWYER, James||Shearstown, Harbour Grace District||8477||19||William Dwyer (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DUNN, Augustus||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||4118||25||William Dunn (p)||Steward||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DUNN, John||53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||173||28||William Dunn (p)||Cabman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|