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|
|MARSH, Absalom||Hillview, Trinity District||4785||18||Joseph Marsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as Abraham|
|FOWLER, John W.||Renews, Ferryland District||4229||29||James Fowler (p)||Railroad||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROPSON, Frank||Duggans Cove, St. Barbe District||4115||19||John Ropson (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SAMSON, Robert||Winterton, Trinity District||5388||18||Augustus Samson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|ABBOTT, Hughie||Doting Cove, Fogo District||5211||19||Stephen Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FITZGERALD, Sylvester||St. John's||1555||24||Elizabeth Fitzgerald (p)||Seaman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LILLY, Raymond R. W.||Bedford, England, United Kingdom||1828||20||Ida Isabelle Lilly (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COX, John||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||809||22||Mrs. Edward Cox (p)||Seaman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SYME, Archibald A.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-271 - 3819||18||Elizabeth M. Syme (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|BROCKLEHURST, Edward S.||21 Maxse Street, St. John's||2519||24||Charles Brocklehurst (p)||Steel worker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOBER, John||Burin, Burin District||6180||22||Joseph Dober (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||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.|
|HAMMOND, Thomas||93 Gower Street, St. John's||360||23||Thomas Hammond (p)||Dry goods clerk||1921||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOOTE, Anthony||Red Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6318||21||Robert Foote (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||several documents completed as Ivan Foote; recruit's full name is Anthony Ivan Foote.|
|LOVELESS, John||Seal Cove, Fortune District||2970||22||John Loveless (o)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BOLLAN, Thomas||Pinchards Island, Bonavista District||5375||21||Esau Bollan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Boland.|
|CAMPBELL, William E.||262 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3586||18||William Campbell (p)||Bookkeeper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RYAN, Thomas Patrick||New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia, Canada||3171||18||Bridget Ryan (p)||Plumber and tinsmith||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HANCOCK, Henry J.||Kings Cove, Bonavista District||4004||18||Henry Hancock (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READER, Harold||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4507||20||William S. Reader (p)||Commercial traveller||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RENOUF, Charles James||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||147||25||Rose Renouf (s)||Timekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIFFETT, Edward||Bryants Cove, Harbour Grace District||5906||23||Jacob Briffett (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Herbert||37 Fleming Street, St. John's||6245||18||Frederick Downton (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|KEAN, S.G.||No information||0-240||No information||No information||1916||No||No||Granted temporary commission to the Regiment for transport to Great Britain to take up service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Served as Medical Officer for Repatriation Draft, March 1919. File included documents for W.E. Procunier, # 0-235.|
|TAYLOR, Ronald||152 Casey Street, St. John's||8499||18||Hubert Taylor (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|CHAYTOR, John||Topsail, Harbour Main District||4694||21||John Chaytor (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRUMMELL [CRUMMEY], Ronald||St. John's||1352||20||Elizabeth Crummell (p)||Farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - family sources and 1921/1935 census identify him as Ronald Crummey.|
|BRYANT, Charles||Brownsdale, Trinity District||4892||20||Heman Bryant (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BENNETT, Victor Sydney||Monkstown Road, St. John's||0-52 - 2895||19||J.R. Bennett (p)||Accountant||1916||No||No||Attached to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1917 - 1919.|
|JACOBS, Levi||Little Hearts Ease, Random, Trinity District||4973||21||James Jacobs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOFF, John||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4215||24||Joseph Hoff (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HAPGOOD, Patrick||Clattice Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4889||19||Monague Hapgood (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNEE, Henry||Badgers Quay, Bonavista District||2052||19||George Knee||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLARK, Alfred M||Kerleys Harbour, Trinity District||4977||24||Joseph Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Norman J.||Shoal Harbour, Trinity District||5992||21||James Blundon (p)||Farmer||1919||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: documents completed as Blunden.|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|POWER, Richard||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2603||20||Mrs. James Power (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1613X.|
|CAREY, Edward||St. John's||1370||21||Sadie Carey (p)||Motorman||1915||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|WALSH, Frank||Pleasant Street, St. John's||4238||26||Theresa Walsh (s)||Carman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Richard||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||652||19||Richard Williams (p)||Grocer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|KING, Albert||Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6155||20||Wilson King (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|