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 archives@therooms.ca 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 Occupationsort ascending Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HATCHER, William Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 4609 25 Robert Hatcher (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SQUIRES, Seward Bonavista, Bonavista District 4122 18 John Squires (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POWER, James M. Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4317 22 Michael Power (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
POPE, Allan S. Fogo, Fogo District 5965 23 George Pope (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
MOORES, George Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 4106 22 Benjamin Moores (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
DAWE, Thomas Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 3944 23 Joseph Dawe (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GUY, Chester Cameron Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 1475 19 John Robert Guy (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
CHAFFEY, Edgar David Jeffreys, St. George District 3015 18 George Chaffey (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PENNELL, John J. Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 4947 19 William Pennell (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
BRETT, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6072 18 Walter Brett (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
REID, Ellwood Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3160 21 Alfred Reid (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Thursday, May 23, 1918
SOMERTON, Frederick Charles Trinity, Trinity District 1342 26 Caroline Somerton (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, November 25, 1915
BURKE, John Little Bay, Twillingate District 3172 18 Patrick Burke (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic No No
GRANDY, Wilfred Garnish, Fortune District 5636 19 James H. Grandy (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
BURSEY, Uriah George Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District 1139 22 Sarah Bursey (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, April 30, 1921
GOODYEAR, Arthur Colin Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 1085 21 Elizabeth Goodyear (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
GARLAND, Henry Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2792 20 Mrs. Samuel Garland (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
BLACKALL, Herbert William Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-86 - 448 20 W.W.Blackall (p) School teacher 1914 No No Blackall resigned his commission 10 January 1916 and joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He died in action at Ypres 30 October 1917.
CRUMMEY, Richard Joseph Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 2965 55 William Crummey (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
HOLLAHAN, Peter Summerville, Bonavista District 5312 19 John Hollahan (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Variant spelling of name - Hallohan, Hollohan, Hollahan
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
FRENCH, William Brigus, Port de Grave District 3375 23 James French (p) School teacher 1917 No No
HICKS, Joseph Elliston, Trinity District 6007 20 John Hicks (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
MIFFLIN, Chesley James Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 2963 24 Edmund Mifflin (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 Variant spelling of name - signature is Mifflen, identified in CWGC as Mifflin
WELLS, Harry Augustus Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3943 23 Robert James Wells (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918
FARRELL, Patrick Joseph Ferryland, Ferryland District 3044 18 Patrick Joseph Farrell Sr. (p) School teacher 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, October 2, 1917 Photograph of grave-site included.
VATERS, John H. Victoria, Carbonear District 2047 18 Joseph Vaters (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No See Service # 968 for misfiled documents (p.21-22). Includes misfiled documents (p.47-51) for Edward Pye # 968.
SHORT, Richard M. New Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, Trinity district 1202 19 Annie Short (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
WARR, Reginald W. Pilleys Island, Twillingate District 2912 19 George Warr (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
CURTIS, Victor Charles Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2939 21 Christopher Curtis (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
FIFIELD, Isaac Bonavista, Bonavista District 420 20 Daniel Fifield (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Harry H. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 5999 22 Annie Parsons (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, October 19, 1918
MORGAN, Nath Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 5707 19 William Morgan (p) School teacher 1918 No No
BUNGAY, Joseph Newtown, Bonavista District 4272 20 Samuel Bungay (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert Port Rexton, Trinity District 3485 24 Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Levi Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-284 - 3913 18 John Hussey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.
BISHOP, Ernest Cupids, Port de Grave District 5593 19 George Bishop (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Frank Greenspond, Bonavista District 3925 23 Sarah Ann White (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist No No
PUDDISTER, Thomas Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 4388 20 Thomas Puddister (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
BROWN, Hezekiah Catalina, Trinity District 5739 23 Jesse Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHORT, Nehemiah New Bonaventure, Trinity District 4279 20 Isaac Short (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Isaac Cupids, Port de Grave District 2969 20 Samuel Dawe (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
DEWEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 3587 19 Francis Dewey (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 21, 1918
MORRIS, Frank Trinity, Trinity District 2974 20 Charles Morris (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
CUMMINS, John St. John's 1804 21 Henry Cummins (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
KING, Aaron New Bonaventure, Trinity District 2646 19 Mrs. Noah King (p) School master 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, December 3, 1917
CRAM, Robert Greens Harbour, Trinity District 3788 25 C.J. Cram (p) School master 1917 Methodist No No
FRENCH, Nathan Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 2373 19 Thomas French (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MURPHY, William 122 Water Street West, St. John's 2407 18 Lewis Murphy (p) Scholar 1918 Roman Catholic No No