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 Religion Fatality PoWsort descending Date of Death Commendations Notes
YETMAN, James Battery Road, St. John's 2634 22 Andrew Yetman (p) Seaman 1916 Yes No Monday, May 24, 1920
BRYANT, Douglas Hearts Delight, Trinity District 3967 17 Garrett Bryant (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DOWN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2249 19 William Down (p) Papermaker 1916 Methodist No No
ANTLE, William 18 Bell Street, St. John's 4660 21 William Antle (p) Upholsterer 1918 Methodist No No
LENCH, William Herbert Grand Bank, Burin District 1122 20 Emma Lench (p) Bank teller 1915 Methodist No No Photograph of Lench included
RYALL, James A 11 Murray Street, St. John's 4481 21 Joseph Ryall (p) Clerk 1918 Roman Catholic No No
ALLEN, Richard 11 Cookstown Road, St. John's 8140 18 Thomas G. Allen (p) Chauffeur 1917 Roman Catholic No No
PIERCEY, Jacob Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District 8155 46 Lillies Piercey (s) Lumberman and carpenter 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SMART, Christopher Lethbridge, Bonavista District 4788 19 Thomas Smart (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
HEFFORN, Leonard New Perlican, Trinity District 6260 19 Jacob Hefforn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HIBBS, William James Topsail, Harbour Main District 2356 24 Mrs. William (Julia) Hibbs (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CHISLETT, Jesse Cavendish, Trinity District 1795 22 William Chislett (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist No No
POWER, Robert Marystown, Burin District 6064 22 Lawrence Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
TILLEY, William Robert Kelligrews, Harbour Main District 3036 18 Robert Tilley (p) Railroad 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
KEHOE, John Flat Rock, St. John's East District 5776 20 John Kehoe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WILLIAMS, Robert Hayward 73A Springdale Street, St. John's 3001 19 Elizabeth Williams (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
STEVENSON, Alfred St. John's 1622 William Joseph Stevenson (p) Labourer 1915 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
YATES, Hardy Cottles Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District 4655 18 Walter Yates (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BRAKE, Michael Bernard Marystown, Burin District 3039 18 John Brake (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
CARTER, Chesley William Pass Island, Fortune District 4080 18 William Carter (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ABBOTT, William Summerville, Bonavista District 4732 20 Job Abbott (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
ELLIS, George Hants Harbour, Trinity District 5225 22 Elizabeth Ellis (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CLARKE, David Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District 6038 22 John Clark (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MORRIS, Willis H. Robinsons, St. George District 4265 18 Joseph Morris (p) Clerk 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
LAWLOR, Jack 67 Monkstown Road, St. John's 5078 23 Thomas Lawlor (p) Cabman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
PARROTT, Eric A. Winterton, Trinity District 2925 18 John Parrott (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
QUIRK, William Frederick Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 1410 23 Matilda Quirk (p) Seaman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
STOCKLEY, Joseph Greenspond, Bonavista District 2107 20 Joseph Stockley (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MILLEY, Sidney Exploits, Twillingate District 4301 21 John Milley (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
CHAFE, Peter Petty Harbour, St. John's West District 6338 21 Mary Ann Chafe (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
POWER, Frank Bristols Hope, Carbonear District 6099 25 Richard Power (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
GOOBY, Archibald 57 Flower Hill, St. John's 154 20 Simon Gooby (p) Tinsmith 1914 Methodist No No PDF See Regt. #254 for additional misfiled documents
HARDIMAN, Charles Grand John, Fortune District 1716 21 James Hardiman (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WOODMAN, Ernest New Harbour, Trinity District 2377 18 Frederick Woodman (p) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
CORNICK, Frank 87 Springdale Street, St. John's 2147 21 Stu Cornick (p) Accountant 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
NOEL, Ronald 77 McFarlane Street, St. John's 3053 23 Harvey Noel (p) Farmer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No Attested for short service.
BUTLER, George Wellington, Bonavista District 3494 22 Fanny Elizabeth Butler (s) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Saturday, October 5, 1918
DULLANTY, George St. John's 1096 20 Thomas Dullanty (p) Storekeeper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
DOBER, Peter Spanish Room, Burin District 6066 23 Joseph Dober (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic Yes No Friday, October 25, 1918 Also includes correspondence relating to # 5367 Charlie Fudge.
PURCHASE, Abia Arthur 11 Longs Hill, St. John's 2995 Amelia Purchase (s) Clerk 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WALSH, Michael No information 6343 No No Attestation papers not included Discharged from the Royal Army Medical Corps and attached to Royal Newfoundland Regiment for special duty without pay.
WHITE, William Loon Cove, Bonavista District 5124 19 Luke White (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No Community name appears as Look Cove in one document and Loon Cove in another.
QUICK, Ernest Chesley St. John's 1145 21 Fannie Quick (p) Draper 1915 Methodist No No
NEWHOOK, Samuel Dildo, Trinity District 5253 24 Edward Newhook (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HUSSEY, Harry 3 Hagerty Street, St. John's 2014 21 Mrs. H. Hussey (s) Sailor 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOGAN, Nicholas Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District 8434 19 Norah Boland (o) Labourer 1917 Roman Catholic No No
GILLIS, Neil Highlands, St. George District 2385 17 Alexander Gillis (p) Mill hand 1916 Roman Catholic No No
NORRIS, William Battery Road, St. John's 2860 , 2861 & 8046 18 Sarah Norris (m) Tailor-Labourer 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No See service number 8046 for attestation papers. Norris originally enlisted with the Newfoundland Regiment. #2861 on attestation form; # 2860 in service ledger; microfilmed as #2860.
FLIGHT, John Pouch Cove, St. John's East District 4509 19 James Flight (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WYATT, Arthur Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8130 42 William Wyatt (p) Lumberman and blacksmith 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 4, 1919