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|
|BOLAND, William||Riverhead, St. Mary's, Placentia-St. Mary's District||6160||18||Bernard Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|CALLAHAN, William J.||90 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2730||21||R. Callahan (p)||Clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|PROSPER, Hayward||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||4366||28||William Prosper (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TEMPLE, Esau||Normans Cove, Trinity District||5026||24||Peter Temple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Benjamin||Gambo, Bonavista District||8319||18||Joseph Saunders (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAMPION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||8422||36||Sarah Champion (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, William||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4609||25||Robert Hatcher (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FOSS, Arthur||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||5677||22||Sarah Foss (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|STOCKLEY, Alfred||Carters Cove, Twillingate District||4136||20||Herbert Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PATEY, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4287||19||James J. Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BRIEN, Patrick||5 Alexander Street, St. John's||80||20||Nora Brien (p)||Apprentice engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BARTLETT, Albert||Southwest Arm, Bonavista Bay, Bonavista district||5530||21||Albert Bartlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Thomas Patrick||60 McFarlane Street, St. John's||136||20||John Janes (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KEAN, Baxter W||Brookfield, Bonavista District||0-270 - 3838||21||Job Kean (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel|
|LEWIS, George||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||5617||22||Joseph Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARTIN, James||Cartwright, Labrador||5789||28||Harry Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HEAD, Michael||Fleur de Lys, St. Barbe District||3340||21||Lizzie Head (s)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MERCER, Azariah||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||8263||22||Emily Mercer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1598X.|
|BRUSHETT, A. H.||3121||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included; not in service ledger.|
|BENNETT, Joseph||Fortune, Burin District||6134||27||Thomas Bennett (p)||Mechanic||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOFF, Arthur||Gander Bay, Fogo District||4334||20||Joseph Huff (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GILLAM, Charles Llewellyn||Jeffreys, St. George District||3148||18||Charles Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, September 19, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included.|
|PELLEY, Pierce||Macklin Place, 71 Leslie Street, St. John's||8223||18||Norman and Annie Ellen Pelley (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FLYNN, Harold George||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||6302||20||James Flynn (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|KING, William S.||Southside Road, St. John's||0-58 - 837||22||James King (p)||Clerk||1915||No||No||Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916 - 1919.|
|JERRETT, Elim||Cavendish, Trinity District||8100||18||Ruth Jerrett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Harry||Catalina, Trinity District||3702||18||Theophilus Blundon (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Signature is Blundon ; documents use Blunden.|
|PARSONS, William George||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5632||24||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Peter Joseph||Angel Place, St. John's||2751||22||Elizabeth (Murphy) Power (s)||Barber||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BAKER, James||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4825||19||Mrs. James Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CAREW, William Patrick||33 Patrick Street, St. John's||469||21||David Carew (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRAZIL, Richard||12 1/2 Prospect Street, St. John's||2217||20||Emma Brazil (p)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|WILLIAMS, Charles A.||Corbin, Burin District||3363||Mrs. Silas Adams (p)||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included|
|KERSHAW, Robert||Lancashire Folds, Middleton, Manchester, England, United Kingdom||0-59 - 406||30||Sophia Kershaw (p)||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, March 9, 1918|
|PARSONS, Alex||Freshwater, Bell Island, St. John's East District||3825||21||Jacob Parsons (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Herbert Rendell||St. John's||1130||19||Elizabeth Parsons||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BRAKE, Harrison||Humbermouth, Bay of Islands, St. George District||1409||20||Josephine Brake (p)||Railroad brakeman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EASTMAN, Daniel||Gambo, Bonavista District||2510||21||Edward Eastman (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Fred||Birchy Cove, Bonavista District||4827||19||Samuel Ryan (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THOMAS, John||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6030||20||James Thomas (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KELLY, John Joseph||29 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||188||22||Henry Kelly (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|REEVES, George||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2279||19||Giles Reeves (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEST, Henry||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1591||23||William Burke (o)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Herbert||Oxen Pond Road, St. John's East District||4539||19||George Roberts (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HILLYARD, Charles||Spread Eagle, Trinity District||5317||23||Richard Hillyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POTTLE, Frederick||St. John's||4348||18||May Pottle (o)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DYKE, Job||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||2623||23||Edward Dyke (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREEN, Albert||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5224||24||John Green (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SINNOTT, William Joseph||St. John's||1040||24||Mrs. William Sinnott (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|