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|
|SNOW, Arthur W.||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||3266||38||Sophie Snow (s)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOREY, Philip||Millertown, Twillingate District||8209||38||Elsie J. Morey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LANGDON, Caleb E.||North Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8128||38||Ethel Irene Langdon (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DOYLE, George H.||Buffalo, New York, USA||3071||38||Margaret Briggs (o)||Painter and steam fitter||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|PAVER, George||St. John's||534||38||Edith Paver (s)||Butler||1914||No||No|
|LANE, Enos||Millertown, Twillingate District||8115||37||Annie Lane (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, Michael A.||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||3359||37||Amelia Yetman (p)||Seaman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|BRODERICK, William||28 Prospect Street, St. John's||8506||37||Bride Broderick (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WARR, Charles T.||Little Harbour, Twillingate District||8078||37||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, William H.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||0-228||37||Harold Parsons (o)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|LANGDON, William J.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||2426||37||Eli Langdon (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No|
|YOUNG, John||Bank Head, St. George District||8369||37||Mary Young (s)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under Regt. # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|FOWLER, Ernest||Topsail, Harbour Main District||2710||37||Mrs. Thomas Dowden (p)||Electrician||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|GORDON, Gilbert Thomas||St. John's||64||37||Mrs. McNab (o)||1914||No||No||Granted commission to Gordon Highlanders, Nov. 1914. File missing. Information from ledger.|
|BISHOP, George||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8280||37||John Bishop (p)||Miner||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARROLL, Thomas||Bell Island, St. John's East District||274||37||Elizabeth Carroll (s)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LAYTE, Charles||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8271||37||Edith Layte (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MANSFIELD, Peter Francis||Jersey Side, Placentia-St. Mary's District||85||37||Marion Mansfield (p)||Traveller||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|SAMMS, Reuben||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3979||37||Phoebe Samms (s)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Thomas||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||5006||36||Patrick Foran (p)||Iron worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSELL, Sydney||109 Freshwater Road, St. John's||6195||36||Lucy Bursell (s)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BEATON, William||Badger Brook, Twillingate District||8248||36||Bridget Beaton (s)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GILLINGHAM, Esau||Glenwood, Twillingate District||8490||36||Catherine Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HARNETT, William John||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||2981||36||Mary Harnett (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Mahoney, Maloney|
|HICKEY, Patrick||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4645||36||Mary Hickey (nee Clancey) (s)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PITCHER, Frederick||8 Central Street, St. John's||3348||36||Mrs. Isabella Pitcher (p)||Shipwright||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NORRIS, Edward Michael Joseph||St. John's||1026||36||James J. Norris (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORAN, Patrick W.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||1983||36||Patrick J. Foran (p)||Paper maker||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, James A.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8124||36||Catherine Walker (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, Walter||16 Colonial Street, St. John's||4589||36||Richard Lewis (p)||Pilot||1918||No||No|
|HARE, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2126||36||Mrs. Hare (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BYRNE, James||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5032||36||John Byrne (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, John M.||42 Power Avenue, St. John's||4574||36||John J. Power (p)||Carman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFE, Jacob||St. John's||2264||35||Mrs. Jacob Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOSEWORTHY, Matthew||145 Gower Street, St. John's||n/a||35||Clara Noseworthy (s)||1914||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as Sergeant Instructor (Special).|
|LEMESSURIER, Francis||St. John's||853||35||Helena LeMessurier (s)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OSBORNE, James W.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District / 31 Pleasant Street, St. John's||2471||35||Joseph Osborne (p)||Machinist||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age 35-47 - Discrepancy in religion Notes: Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Regiment; rejected on application to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|CHAFE, Martin F.||110 Barnes Road, St. John's||2578||35||Ellen Chafe (s)||Teamster||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MURRELL, Arthur Thomas||St. John's||1002||35||Marion Murrell (s)||Baker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMYTH, Michael Frank||26 Colonial Street, St. John's||512||35||Margaret Smyth (s)||Longshoreman||1914||No||No|
|TERRY, John||Upper Battery Road, St. John's||2004||35||Mrs. Francis Sweeney (o)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCOTT, Nicholas||Buffalo, New York, USA||3070||35||Julia Snyder (o)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|MILLER, William Patrick||25 Hutchings Street, St. John's||107||35||Frances Miller (p)||Checker||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Thursday, October 7, 1915|
|FIELDS, Charles.||Cooks Harbour, St. Barbe District||3267||35||Mrs. Bradbury (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GUY, Frederick||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1322||35||Mrs. Guy (s)||Blacksmith||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Alwin Ambrose||Glovertown, Bonavista District||734||35||Lucy Jane Janes (s)||Millwright||1914||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Henry||Greenspond, Bonavista District||8282||35||Irene Stockley (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|