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 Occupation Active Date Religionsort descending Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HERRITT, Jeremiah Burnt Islands, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5742 21 Matthew Herritt (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SOMERTON, Austin Trinity, Trinity District 2428 18 Fred Somerton (p) Scholar 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RANDELL, William Coney Arm, St. Barbe District 5623 22 Rosanna Hines (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
TAYLOR, Albert St. John's 1754 18 Henry Charles Taylor (p) Wheelwright 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DICKS, Chesley Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 5334 26 Thomas Dicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Alfred Sandy Point, St. George District 2852 19 Lewis Parsons (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PATEY, Henry Port Saunders, St. Barbe District 5675 20 Theophilus Patey (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWRENCE, Robert 20 Carnell Street, St. John's 4618 22 George Lawrence (p) Carpenter 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Alec Jabez Sidley Sussex, England, United Kingdom 2832 28 William Walter White (p) Draper 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, November 21, 1917 Formal name: Alexander Jabez
CHURCHILL, Abel Hillview, Random, Trinity District 5411 20 Thomas Churchill (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill
SHEPPARD, Frank Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 4167 19 Eli Sheppard (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CRANE, Nathaniel 142 Water Street, St. John's 363 18 Nathaniel and Mary Esther Crane (p) Watchmaker 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917 I
DAWE, Wilfred 131 Gower Street, St. John's 184 19 Charles Dawe (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
WHITTEN, Frederick Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 5275 22 Thomas Whitten (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHAPMAN, Cyril Fort Townshend, St. John's 4383 18 William Chapman (p) Messenger, postal telegraphs 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COOMBS, Richard Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 3455 19 William Coombs (p) Shoeworker 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Coombes.
PAYNE, Stephen Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 2674 19 Robert Payne (p) Shoemaker 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes Yes Thursday, May 10, 1917 POW Date: 1917
TILLEY, John Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2498 20 Jonathan Tilley (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
FOOTE, Anthony Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6318 21 Robert Foote (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No several documents completed as Ivan Foote; recruit's full name is Anthony Ivan Foote.
JAMES/JANES, George R. Botwood, Twillingate District 1642 25 Harriet James (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Entered as Janes in CWGC, N.
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.
GEORGE, Albert Brazils Field, St. John's 2796 18 Pleman George (p) Truckman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Manuel Conne, Fortune District 1731 28 Thomas Pittman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 POW account mentions POW Charlie Snow, service #2616; Discrepancy in community referenced in file: Pittman was from Conne, Belle Bay; mail was misdirected to Conne River, Bay d'Espoir
FILLEUL, Clarence John Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2831 21 Philip Filleul (p) Tailor 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PARSONS, Edward Bell Island, St. John's East District 6074 18 Edward Parsons (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PERRAN, William G. St. John's 1690 20 Mrs. Thomas Perran (p) Coachman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RUSSELL, William Blaketown, Trinity District 5356 19 Abraham Russell (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17
CRANFORD, Walter New Harbour, Trinity District 8005 22 Charles Cranford (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARNES, Cyril Topsail, Harbour Main District 4500 18 William H. Barnes (p) Teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GARDNER, Bernard Godfrey William Kent, England, United Kingdom 0-298 - 914 19 William Gardner (p) Wireless operator 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
VATCHER, Sandy W. Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 5071 21 Elizabeth Vatcher (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MASON, Hugh Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2133 32 Mrs. Mason (s) Musician 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
LEMESSURIER, Francis St. John's 853 35 Helena LeMessurier (s) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
RIDGLEY, John Benjamin Little Bay West, Fortune District 2950 21 Joseph Ridgley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, April 16, 1917
HUMPHRIES, Ernest Newtown, Bonavista District 2479 19 Peter Humphries (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HEATH, Ernest St. John's 829 21 Samuel Heath (p) Steward 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KING, Andrew George New Bonaventure, Trinity District 3175 19 Richard King (p) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEAN, John Pound Cove, Bonavista District 6131 20 Samuel Kean (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KNOTT, William Isle aux Morts, Burgeo-LaPoile District 3923 19 Robert Knott (o) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRYANT, William Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3315 25 Mrs. Archibald Budden (o) Coaster 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMALL, Harvey Haynes Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District 0-125 - 302 29 Harriett Small (p) Merchant 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HART, Roland Fogo, Fogo District 4176 21 Silas Hart (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WARR, Charles T. Little Harbour, Twillingate District 8078 37 Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENSLADE, John W. Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District 8274 43 Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
REES, William E. Bell Island, St. John's East District 4088 19 George Rees (p) Engine driver 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, October 27, 1918
PENNY, Daniel English Harbour, Trinity District 4921 20 Joseph Penny (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HULAN, Gerald Crabbes, St. George District 3764 19 Joseph Hulan (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Thursday, June 7, 1917
BALDWIN, Gilbert Middle Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District 3711 19 John Baldwin (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Tuesday, April 2, 1918
FELTHAM, Luke Greenspond, Bonavista District 3865 19 Edward Feltham (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No