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 Kinsort ascending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
EDGECOMBE, George Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District 5333 21 Walter Edgecombe (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
CROSBIE, George Graham Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 1447 19 Walter Crosbie (p) Student 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Monday, July 3, 1916 Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler
CLOUSTON, John Hutton St. John's 834 20 Walter Clouston (p) Broker 1914 No No
CHAMBERS, Malcolm G. Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2369 15 Walter Chambers (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in age, Chambers claimed to be 18. His birth certificate proved he was 15.
CANDOW, Herbert McDonald 109 New Gower Street, St. John's 4674 18 Walter Candow (p) Shoemaker 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUTLER, Charles Oakley 79 Pennywell Road, St. John's 205 20 Walter Butler (p) Motorman 1914 Salvation Army No No
BUGDEN, Cyril W. Britannia, Trinity District 4065 18 Walter Bugden (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BUGDEN, Reginald Smith Sound, Trinity District 3417 25 Walter Bugden (p) Carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRETT, Chesley Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 6072 18 Walter Brett (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
JENNINGS, Winfield Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District 5236 19 Walter B. Jennings (p) School teacher 1918 Salvation Army No No
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
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.
BLACKALL, John Grand Falls, Twillingate District - St. John's 0-122 - 2220 24 W.W. Blackall (p) Mechanic 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Attached to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 1916
STONE, George Joseph Bell Island, St. John's East District 772 19 W.P. Stone (p) Machinist 1914 Roman Catholic No No
PAIN, Thomas Sidney Boston, Massachussetts, USA 3052 31 W.J.T. Pain (p) Cook 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service
RICHARDS, William Walter 35 Pennywell Road, St. John's 41 19 W.J. Richards (p) Printer 1914 Roman Catholic No No
JANES, Howard Leroy 52 Leslie Street, St. John's 2914 20 W.J. Janes (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SHAVE, William Burton Fogo, Fogo District 543 19 W.H. Shave (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
FRASER, Raymond Danson 101 Young Street, St. John's 0-46 - 3127 18 W.F. Fraser (p) Student 1916 No No
MUNN, Robert Stewart Errol St. John's 787 18 W.A. Munn (p) Clerk 1914 Presbyterian No No
MAIDMENT, Robert Laurie Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's 2587 19 W. Maidment (o) Paper maker 1916 Methodist Yes No Sunday, April 29, 1917
HOPKINS, Edgar Hearts Content, Trinity District 4188 25 W. Hugh Hopkins (p) Telegraph operator 1917 Methodist No No
CHRISTIAN, Francis James Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2168 23 W. G. Christian (p) Electrician 1916 Methodist No No
WHITE, Albert Clarence Catalina, Trinity District 1374 19 Virtue White (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
SIMMS, Alfred Long Island, Twillingate District 8425 42 Virtue Simms (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Arthur St. John's 1054 19 Virtue Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
DUNN, Isaac St. Augustine, Labrador 4858 24 Virginia Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
THOMAS, Charles Fred Tilt Cove, Twillingate District 5681 22 Violet Jane Thomas (s) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HYNES, Frank Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1718 19 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.
HYNES, Aloysius Bay L'Argent, Fortune District 1715 23 Vincent Hynes (p) Fisherman 1915 Yes No Thursday, April 19, 1917
STURGE, Esau Brookfield, Bonavista District 6238 21 Victoria Sturge (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
GENGE, Abram Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District 8412 28 Victoria M. Genge (s) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YOUNG, William Clam Bank Cove, St. George District 8286 20 Victor Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
ROACH, Samuel Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 3965 23 Victor Roach (p) Fisherman 1917 Methodist No No
MOORE, Victor R. Dildo, Trinity District 8357 18 Victor Moore (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CASE, George Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde District 6129 22 Victor Case (p) Miner 1918 Methodist No No
BAVIS, John T. Petit Forte, Placentia-St. Marys District 5117 23 Veronica Bavis (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MANUEL, Arthur Botwood, Twillingate District 867 19 Valentino Manuel (p) Winchman 1915 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 69.
WHATLEY, Simeon Belleoram, Fortune District 6075 20 Uriah Whatley (p) Merchant 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STARKS, Freeman Nippers Harbour, Twillingate District 5543 24 Uriah Starks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
ROWSELL, Edward Clayton 49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 571 23 Uriah Rowsell (p) Chauffeur 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PERRY, Warrick Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 2218 20 Uriah Martin (p) (o) Fireman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Wednesday, October 10, 1917 Previously transcribed as Warick
MANUEL, Harry Campbellton, Twillingate District 3921 23 Uriah Manuel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
GOODYEAR, Uriah Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District 6146 24 Uriah Goodyear (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DROVER, Walter Whitbourne, Trinity District 6116 20 Uriah Drover (p) Labourer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DROVER, Albert Southside Road, St. John's 4951 19 Uriah Drover (p) Miner 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ALCOCK, Pearce Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8397 18 Uriah Alcock (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HULL, John St. John's 8197 29 Tryphena Hull (s) 1917 No No File missing. Information from service ledger.
CONSTABLE, Arch B Norris Arm, Twillingate District 0-275 - 2109 18 Toni Constable (o) Office clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No I - Partially refilmed at beginning of reel
PHILLIPS, Daniel Colliers, Harbour Main District 2436 19 Tom Phillips (p) Fireman (locomotive) 1916 No No