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|
|GILLINGHAM, Luke||Ochre Pit Cove, Bay de Verde District||1464 - 8089||20||Thomas Gillingham (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1915; re-enlisted with Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|MOULTON, Richard||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||4534||18||John Moulton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Cecil||Twillingate, Twillingate District||6020||28||James Anstey (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSS, Robert||Salvage, Bonavista District||8447||33||Frederick Moss (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAY, Clarence||Lally Cove, Fortune District||6140||21||William May (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYNES, Robert||Mundy Pond Road, St. John's||3495||18||Eleazer Haynes (p)||Miner||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|MCGILLVARY, Thomas||124 Barnes Road, St. John's||n/a||Bertha McGillvary (s)||1915||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as musketry instructor (special).|
|WAGG, Albert F.||Stepaside, Burin District||3270||18||Alma Wagg (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|BUTLER, Thomas Charles||Middle Bight, Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||2990||28||William Butler (o)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, March 2, 1917|
|LEHR, Harry J.||203 Water Street, St. John's||5734||24||Dr. A.B. Lehr (p)||Dentist||1918||Presbyterian||No||No|
|PINSENT, Stephen E.||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||4351||29||Tobias Pinsent (p)||Lumberman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JANES, Frank||13 Barters Hill, St. John's||4621||19||Harry Janes||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CLARKE, Victor||175 Southside Road, St. John's||3570||18||Jessie (Benjamin) Clarke (p)||Labourer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENSON, William J.||Bay Bulls Arm, Trinity District||4132||18||Irene Benson (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 29, 1918|
|COLLINS, Isaac||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||5478||22||Frank Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIDGLEY, Hubert||Little Bay West, Fortune District||2951||21||Edward Ridgley (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 See also service #3444, Charles Richards, for POW account|
|TAYLOR, William||41 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||633||22||James Taylor (o)||Locomotive fireman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Nathan||Upper Island Cove, Harbour Grace District||2180||23||Elijah Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 21, 1917|
|KELLIGREW, Henry J.||Flat Island, Bonavista District||5115||19||Fred Kelligrew (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURTON, Azarella||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5611||22||Moses Burton (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, William Ronald||159 Gower Street, St. John's||75||19||William Martin (p)||Accountant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|HOUSE, John||British Harbour, Trinity District||4733||19||Ronald House (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Fred||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||3483||20||Walter Abbott (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, August 16, 1917|
|WHITE, Frank||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3925||23||Sarah Ann White (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|COOK, Eli||Port Rexton, Trinity District||2229||19||John Cook (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|VOISEY, Richard Herbert||3 York Street, St. John's||152||21||Thomas R. Voisey (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GAUDET, Walter||Stephenville, St. George District||5696||20||John Gaudet (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|STRIDE, Albert||Botwood, Twillingate District||1638||18||John Stride (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SIMMS, Herbert||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||5606||18||Charles Simms (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLEY, Patrick W.||Whitbourne, Trinity District||1890||20||Edward Foley (p)||Machinist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DORAN, Joseph||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||1551||28||Mary Doran (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|WINSOR, Hedley G.||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||5066||21||Joseph Winsor (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BISHOP, Malcolm J.||Greenspond, Bonavista District||3901||26||Derm Bishop (p)||Draper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CARTER, Donald W.||St. John's||2032||18||J. C. Carter (p)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, William Wallis||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||1857||32||Joseph Patey (p)||Fisherman||1915||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|PIKE, Lorenzo George||Belleoram, Fortune District||3528||18||Kathleen Fudge (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Gerald||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4800||22||John O'Brien (p)||Fireman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HOLWELL, Harold||17 Pilot's Hill, St. John's||1228||20||Augustus Holwell (p)||Teamster||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PARSONS, Aubrey||Cat Harbour [Lumsden], Fogo District||1664||18||Martha Parsons (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|STAMP, James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||4124||18||James Stamp (p)||Cab driver||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ETHERIDGE, Gordon||Champneys East, Trinity District||1858||23||John Etheridge (p)||Teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MCKISSOCK, Andrew||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2136||35||James McKissock (p)||Musician||1916||Presbyterian||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BUGDEN, N.||N/A||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|EATON, Duncan McKinnon||St. John's||811||Dry goods clerk||1914||Presbyterian||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917|
|CHATMAN, Albert||Bunyans Cove, Bonavista District||2278||24||William Chatman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|RODGERS, Garland B.||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2472||21||James Rodgers (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||8200||29||Frederick Locke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CONNELLY, Michael||St. George, St. George District||4130||18||Thomas Connolly (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Note: Previously transcribed as Connolly|
|MCDONALD, John||Grand River, St. George District||5697||21||Joseph McDonald (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|