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
ELLIS, Charles Herbert St. John's 936 23 Ella Ellis (s) Seaman 1915 Methodist No No
HOUNSELL, Thomas Pinchards Island, Bonavista District 4471 21 George Hounsell (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GREENE, James Joseph Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District 2215 20 John Greene (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
BARNES, John Thomas St. John's 1184 31 Alice M. Jackman Barnes (s) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
HYNES, Leonard Codroy, St. George District 5859 23 Margaret Hynes (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, October 12, 1918 Variation in name: Hines; See # 1787 for related document
DOODY, James David Crowdy Street, Carbonear, Carbonear District 2651 23 Mrs. David Doody (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Monday, February 4, 1918 Originally enlisted with Royal Naval Reserve 1624X
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
DEAN, Walter Augustus Freshwater [Bay de Verde District] 949 25 Elizabeth Summers (o) Seaman 1915 Methodist Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73
YETMAN, Andrew 25 Barters Hill, St. John's 43 21 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
LEGGE, James Hearts Delight, Trinity District 5806 23 Edmund Legge (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MARTIN, Robert Stephen 74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's 2916 18 Elizabeth Martin (p) Seaman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LANNON, James Carters Hill, St. John's 3205 23 Patrick Lannon (p) Seaman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 20, 1917
MADDIGAN, Michael 1 Dammerills Lane, St. John's 47 19 Michael Maddigan (p) Seaman 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CLARKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 6090 22 Richard Clarke (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
HANHAM, John Robert Burin, Burin District 1774 22 Benjamin Hanham (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BARRY, Peter Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6085 19 Maurice Barry (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PROSPER, Hayward Woody Point, St. Barbe District 4366 28 William Prosper (p) Seaman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GEORGE, Pleamon Whiteway, Trinity District 1969 26 Ananias George (p) Seaman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JOHNSON, Harry 11 Larkin Square, St. John's 4882 21 George Johnson (p) Seaman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
JOY, Jeremiah St. John's 2776 24 John Joy (p) Seaman 1916 N/A No No
GALPIN, John Codroy, St. George District 1526 27 Jane Kendall (o) Seaman 1915 Church of England ( Anglican) Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916
QUINTON, Herman W. Red Cliff, Bonavista District 0-280 - 3398 20 Jacob Quinton (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Microfilm incorrectly labelled under father's name.
ELLIOTT, William Skeffington Newmans Cove, Bonavista District 1073 20 Albert Elliott (p) School teacher 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
NEWELL, Kenneth S. Bareneed, Port de Grave District 1692 21 John Newell Sr. (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
OLLERHEAD, William Hearts Content, Trinity District 746 24 James Ollerhead School teacher 1914 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
PARSONS, Richard A. Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District 3975 24 William Parsons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LYONS, John Robert Long Pond [Long Beach Pond], Harbour Grace District 4253 19 Esau Lyons (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, Harold English Hill, Carbonear, Carbonear District 3103 21 William Pike (p) School Teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
COADY, Patrick Burin, Burin District 4769 25 John Coady (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
MOULTON, Rennie Burin, Burin District 4320 18 Thomas Moulton (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
MILES, Heber John Bonavista, Bonavista District 934 19 Dougald Miles School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, March 18, 1916
GARLAND, Henry Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 2792 20 Mrs. Samuel Garland (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist No No
DAWE, Thomas Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District 3944 23 Joseph Dawe (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, Fred Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 3483 20 Walter Abbott (p) School teacher 1917 Methodist Yes No Thursday, August 16, 1917
BROWN, Andrew Kings Cove, Bonavista District 5551 19 Thomas Brown (p) School teacher 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Kenneth Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District 412 25 Joseph Morris (p) School teacher 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PARSONS, Bernard Frederick Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 849 21 Mrs. Duncan Parsons School teacher 1915 Methodist No No
COURAGE, Roland Garnish, Fortune District 3273 22 John R. Courage (p) School teacher 1916 No No
WILCOX, Ernest Brigus, Port de Grave District 655 19 James J. Wilcox (p) School teacher 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No I
PIKE, John Carbonear, Carbonear District 5453 19 Colin Pike (p) School teacher 1918 Methodist No No
COOK, Leander Port Rexton, Trinity District 2237 25 Rosanna (Frampton) Cook (s) School teacher 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LITTLE, James H. Bonavista, Bonavista District 2964 21 Samuel Little (p) School teacher 1916 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
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
LIDSTONE, Isaac Malcolm Salmon Cove, Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 0-291 - 3487 19 Noah Lidstone (p) School teacher 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
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.
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
ROCHE, Allan Branch, Placentia-St. Marys District 5186 19 John Roche (p) School teacher 1918 Roman Catholic No No
VERGE, [Abram] Abraham John Winterton, Trinity District 1925 22 Azariah Verge (p) School teacher 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917 Also listed as Abram