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 email@example.com 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|
|HOUSE, Thomas||Harbour le Gallais, Bay D' Espoir, Hermatage Bay||6205||22||Henry House (p)||Sailor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MADORE, Reuben||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||2566||22||Fred Madore (o)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1567X|
|CLOUSTON, Alan Roy||95 Forest Road, St. John's||0-282 - 2320||18||John Clouston (p)||1916||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Allan.|
|GUNN, John||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8469||20||Bridget Gunn (p)||Lumberman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LOWE, Arthur||14 Fleming Street, St. John's||5082||22||George Lowe (p)||Cabman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GUSHUE, George W.||St. John's||785||18||James Gushue (p)||Draftsman apprentice||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MUGFORD, James||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||4944||20||George Mugford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LANDER, Joseph||Baileys Cove, Bonavista District||5893||20||James Lander (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||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|
|MATTHEWS, John||Fogo, Fogo District||2488||19||Mrs. Edward Dwyer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AYERS, Samuel George||Fortune, Burin District||4007||18||Samuel Ayers (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|LEONARD, Vincent||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Marys District||4801||20||Mary Ann Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, Isaac||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||3241||20||Theodore Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Chesley||Salvage, Bonavista District||4511||18||Henry Brown (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLIARD, Walter||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6289||20||Samuel E. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Billiard, forms completed as Billard|
|PIKE, Alfred||Jamestown, Bonavista District||3664||18||John Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MOSS, Edmond||Keels, Bonavista District||2500||18||Frederick Moss (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKEFFINGTON, Bemister Sydney||134 Bond Street, St. John's||59||19||George Skeffington (p)||Clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Sidney.|
|THOMEY, Samuel J.||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||8376||47||Michael Thomey (o)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STACEY, Lambert||Flat Islands, Burin District||5936||19||William Stacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|OREILLY, P. Joseph||0-147||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included; incorrect information in service ledger Notes: Listed as instructor (musketry). Notes: Information in service ledger is incorrect; information for 0-236 J.B. O'Reilly, RAMC was duplicated as being 0-147 Joseph O'Reilly|
|SAINSBURY, Peter||Newtown, Bonavista District||5572||21||Paul Sainsbury (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Joseph||St. Lawrence, Burin District||8445||19||Alfred Pike (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGROW, Stephen||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2762||23||Michael LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Frank Scott||St. John's||1659||19||Charles Knight (p)||Barber||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|ALSOP, Robert Carteret||63 Freshwater Road, St. John's||2978||30||Eva Alsop (o)||Bank clerk||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Robert Castenet Alsop.|
|MCDONALD, George||Hunts Island, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5190||20||Daniel McDonald (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DILLON, Stephen||448 Southside Road, St. John's||4165||18||Jane Dillon (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|POWER, William||14 Hunts Lane, St. John's||5447||27||William Power (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Walter Cameron||Carbonear, Carbonear District||452||23||Lemuel Taylor (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TITFORD, Grant||Bennett Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||3445||18||Jessie Titford (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 17|
|CHAFE, Howard||Petty Harbour, St. John's West District||8175||21||Jacob Chafe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Weston||Forest Pond, Goulds, St. John's West District||3312||18||Matthew Williams (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HART, Bertram||Champneys East, Trinity District||3354||19||Robert Hart (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Hubert H.||Old Shop, Trinity District||5304||23||Elizabeth (James) Reid (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HEWITT, Alexander||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||5726||22||Henry Hewitt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRISEY, Bernard||Brigus, Port de Grave District||4077||18||James Morrisey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Morrissey|
|SOMERTON, Frank Hilbbert||Trinity, Trinity District||1256||20||Caroline Somerton (p)||Agent||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, George||16 Simms Street, St. John's||4119||28||Sarah (Leo) Martin (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Harry||Bonavista, Bonavista District||4845||19||Mrs. Alfred Hayward (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BEAZLEY, William L.||Epworth, Burin District||3303||22||Samuel Beazley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|STOKES, H.F.||0-175||1916||No||No||Transferred to 1st Newfoundland Regiment at Ayr from Royal Irish Fusiliers.|
|PAYNE, John||Harbour Round, St. Barbe District||6014||21||John Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OAKLEY, John Joseph.||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||392||23||Mr. Oakley (p)||Iron moulder||1914||Methodist||No||No||Includes a photograph of his wife Christina Smith, London, England.|
|HATCH, Alphonsus||Red Head Cove, Bay de Verde District||5314||23||Patrick Hatch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SLADE, Solomon||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||4321||20||John Slade (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOODS, John S.||68 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2146||20||S. Woods (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JACKSON, Walter||Cavendish, Trinity District||8104||16||Mr. And Mrs. William James Jackson (p)||Millman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARSONS, Taylor||Trout River, St. Barbe District||3916||18||William Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|