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|
|ROTA, Louis John||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||3054||34||Lillian Rota (s)||Musician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BUDGELL, Enos||New Bay, Twillingate District||8152||Joseph Budgel (p)||Fisherman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|NICHOLAS, William||Brazils Lane, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2729||20||William Nicholas (p)||Tanner||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GEANGE, Lewis||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||5394||20||Benjamin Geange (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BRYAN, John||Ferryland, Ferryland District||3109||22||Patrick Bryan (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|GOODYEAR, Lemuel Gordon||Carmanville, Fogo District||4213||18||Maud Wheaton (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHELAN, Samuel G.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2071||20||William Whelan (p)||Telegraph operator||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PRETTY, Simeon||Dildo, Trinity District||4964||21||Martha Pretty (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BALL, Ward||Botwood, Twillingate District||3386||21||Mrs. Joseph Luscombe (p)||Lumberjack||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Arthur||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4261||19||William Simms (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, John||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2158||20||Cornelius Crawley (p)||Pressman in paper mills||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JACOBS, Harold G.||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||2253||18||David Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, April 9, 1917||POW Date: 1917|
|MEW, Sydney Frank.||Shirley, Southampton, England, United Kingdom||0-259-1939||24||Charles Mew (p)||Book binder||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLAM, George C. [Charles]||Robinsons, St. George District||4941||21||James Gillam (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested as George; includes documents completed as Charlie Gillam.|
|MARTIN, James||11 John Street, St. John's||3436||22||James Martin (p)||Mattress maker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MEANEY, Frank||Brigus, Port de Grave district||8038||19||John Meaney (o)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CONRAN, William||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||4795||19||Michael Conran (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FUDGE, Aubrey||Round Harbour, Twillingate District||5684||19||Peter Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KENDALL, Archibald Roy||70 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2921||25||Mrs. George Peters (o)||Professional musician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MCGRATH, John A.||0-135 - 2273||19||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; Not in service ledger. John A. McGrath and Frederick Seymour share the same officer file 0-135 File includes documents for Richard A. Howley, Royal Navy|
|HAGGETT, Edward P.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2164||18||George Haggett (p)||Paper maker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Alfred||Wards Harbour, Twillingate District||1273||Julia Perry (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 21, 1917|
|SNOW, Eliken||Salt Pond, Twillingate District||5397||19||Stephen Snow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COLEMAN, Bartholomew||Curling, St. George District||5395||22||Joseph Coleman (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FRASER, Hazen||234 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2404||17||Dr. N.S. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|HODDER, Stewart||Horwood, Fogo District||2976||30||Susie Hodder (p)||Salvation Army officer||1916||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|BARNES, Alfred||Burgoynes Cove, Trinity district||8213||20||William Barnes||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|ROBERTS, Joseph||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||3378||25||Michael Roberts (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DAWE, Kenneth||Chamberlains, Harbour Main District||4582||21||John Dawe (p)||Mining||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Michael||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Marys District||5197||20||William Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KERR, David Simpson||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2893||28||Mrs. John Kerr (p)||Tailor's cutter||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|POWER, Alphonsus J.||St. Marys Bay, Placentia-St. Marys District||4577||21||Theresa Power (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OLIVER, Patrick||McNeil Street, St. John's||8358||27||Mrs. C. Oliver (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WISEMAN, George||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||2802||19||Arthur Wiseman (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GOOBY-GOOBIE, William||Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, Bay de Verde District||3393||18||John Gooby (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FERGUSON, John Roy||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||0-205 - 882||26||Jeanette Herbert Ferguson (s)||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|MURPHY, Michael||St. John's||1277||19||Mary Murphy (p)||Cooper||1915||No||No||Not in service ledger.|
|TAPP, James D.||Cape Ray, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4962||24||William Tapp (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|ANTLE, Abram Bursey||Botwood, Twillingate District||1732||23||Thomas Antle (p)||Electrician||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Isaac||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5307||23||Josiah Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COISH, William Clyde||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||3200||18||William Coish (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 28, 1917||See also #3202 for a misfiled document|
|FRAMPTON, William J.||38 Powers Court, Signal Hill Road, St. John's||2280||18||Mrs. William Frampton (p)||Carpenter||1916||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|RUSSELL, Herbert||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||4764||19||Mrs. S. Russell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SINNOTT, Brendan||St. John's||830||18||E. Sinnott (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STUCKLESS, William Thomas||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1900||22||Eli Stuckless (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Documents vary using William and/or Thomas.|
|EMBERLEY, Leo||Littledale, St. John's||4510||18||George Emberley (o)||Coachman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Ernest||Tacks Beach, Placentia-St. Marys District||1493||20||Malcolm Brown (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 12, 1918|
|HARVEY, Guy W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||0-194||30||Mrs. John Harvey (p)||Civil engineer||1917||No||No||Also see #0-33, Gerald Cockburn Harvey, for documents relating to this soldier.|