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|
|HENNESSEY, James||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2061||18||William Hennessey (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURGESS, Robert||106 Casey Street, St. John's||4666||22||Albert Burgess (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLIS, Roderick V.||Highlands, St. George District||4235||30||Archibald Gillis (p)||Farmer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Elijah||Botwood, Twillingate District||8449||30||Mary (Heath) Rideout (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COOPER, Herbert George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||439||25||Clara Cooper (s)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Cooper transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|HISCOCK, William||Winterton, Trinity District||4101||18||Jasper Hiscock (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RENDELL, Claude||180 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4258||22||Alfred Rendell (p)||Customs clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard||27 Central Street, St. John's||3211||18||James Hickey (p)||Cooper||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LESEMAN, Roy Bennett||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||220||21||Flora Leseman (o)||Marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BRETT, James||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5963||22||Lot Brett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ernest||Boot Harbour, Twillingate District||5512||23||Esau Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DAY, Walter V.||St. John's||1660||18||Ernest Day (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|STREAT [STREET], John||27 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||8315||24||Rose Streat [STREET] (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Surname in service ledger is Streat; family indicated correct spelling is Street.|
|MURRAY, Henry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4903||23||John Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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|
|HOWLETT, C.||No information||0-153||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|NORRIS, William||Battery Road, St. John's||2860 , 2861 & 8046||18||Sarah Norris (m)||Tailor-Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See also service number 8046 for attestation papers; Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Forestry Companies. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.|
|LANE, Leander||Deer Island, Bonavista District||5381||20||Samuel Lane (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, Patrick||Torbay, St. John's East District||5794||24||Mary Whelan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|RYAN, Thomas Brown||Jerseyside, Placentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||260||19||Albert J. Ryan (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CUTLER, Frederick||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3844||18||Daniel Cutler (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|GHANEY, Patrick||Colliers, Harbour Main District||5830||20||Nicholas Ghaney (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|
|FRY, Edgar||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3595||25||Thomas Fry (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSS, Darius||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||4934||18||William Cross (p)||Trader||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KING, George||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||6262||20||Harriett King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PYNN, Fred||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4701||18||Willis Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAITHWAITE, Ernest Livingstone||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||1313||21||Elizabeth Braithwaite (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WADE, John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6253||22||John Wade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Allan||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2393||18||Mrs. John Caravan (p)||Scholar||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Walter||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5081||19||Solomon Squires (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOBBIN, Bernard John||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||8244||20||Denis Dobbin (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3965||23||Victor Roach (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Nathaniel||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||1444||20||Hezekiah Butler (p)||Printer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TRESISE, Cyril Henry||Cornwall, England, United Kingdom||904||24||Dora Tresise (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Levi||Curling, St. George District||903||20||Robert Bellows (p)||Locomotion fireman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|GREAVES, Arthur H.||9 Garrison Hill, St. John's||0-136 - 2809||29||Henry E. Greaves (p)||Accountant||1916||Methodist||No||No||I.|
|WISEMAN, Charles||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||2000||19||Edith Wiseman (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|CHAFE, Archibald H.||Goulds St. John's West District||8408||22||Alfred Chafe (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, William T.||St. John's||780||19||Edward Power (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CORINA, Alfred||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||2140||30||Mrs. Corina (p)||Musician||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service|
|KENT, William||34 Spencer Street, St. John's||8413||32||Elizabeth Kent (s)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUTLER, Alexander Jennings||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2537||18||John J. Butler (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAKE, Philip J.||Fortune, Burin District||4403||20||Thomas Lake (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Charles||84 Pleasant Street, St. John's||5437||20||Henry Simms (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MAY, William||Botwood, Twillingate District||351||20||Charles May (p)||Fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HODDER, Norman||Marystown, Burin District||3038||18||Henry Elias Hodder (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||discharged medically unfit 10 September 1918; Drowned 15 February 1921|
|STUCKLESS, George||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||5000||21||Obed Stuckless (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|