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|
|OKEEFE, Charles||St. John's||1658||18||Peter O'Keefe (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|RIDEOUT, Thomas||Long Island, Cutwell Arm, Twillingate District||5500||25||John J. Rideout (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|JEFFERIES, William||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||3338||20||George Jefferies (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, Lyle||Mercers Cove, Harbour Grace District||4866||18||Annie Mercer (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SMITH, Fred G.||Fortune, Burin District||6194||24||Emma Smith (p)||Store keeper||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LAYTE, Charles||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8271||37||Edith Layte (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, George Hall||Hare Bay, Bonavista District||3349||27||James House (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, John||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8059||20||Simon Ward (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CARAVAN, Alman||Long Island, Green Bay, Twillingate District||5515||20||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Carvan.|
|DRUKEN, Charlie||Portugal Cove Road, St. John's||5263||22||Patrick Druken (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUY, Frederick||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6301||23||Albert Rowsell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, William||St. John's||1882||19||Fanny Lee (p)||Baker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WELLS, Charles||Dawsons Cove, Fortune District||3106||18||Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RYAN, Ronald E.||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||3000||18||John Ryan (p)||Lumberman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No||Ronald Ryan's attestation papers are found with Service # 1280|
|EDWARDS, Leo||N/A||25||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special).|
|RICHARDS, Harry Victor||Glenwood, Twillingate District||952||17||Charles T. Richards (p)||Fox farmer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|FILLEUL, Horwood M.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5056||27||Philip Filleul (p)||Trapper||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUSTINS, Plemon||New Bay, Twillingate District||4329||32||Jacob Hustins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Hustins, forms completed as Hustons. See # 4339 Job Carter for 15 pages of misfiled correspondence related to # 4329.|
|FORD, Bert||Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4835||21||Mrs. Alfred Ford (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, John||Carbonear, Carbonear District||5453||19||Colin Pike (p)||School teacher||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COLLINS, Duncan||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||1422||22||Roberts Collins (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LOCKE, Lemuel||Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||5469||20||James Locke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ANSTEY, Alfred||Back Harbour, Twillingate District||3182||22||James Anstey (p)||Sail making||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WARFORD, James||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||1871||28||Jane Colbournes (o)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Harry||68 Alexander Street, St. John's||4126||22||Julia Bugden (nee Power) (p)||Cab driver||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROPHY, John Joseph||Mount Pearl Road, St. John's||3280||18||Lawrence Brophy (p)||Farmer||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WHITE, Edward||Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District||2325||21||Edward White (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1918|
|CONWAY, John Thomas||St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District||3513||29||Bridget (James) Conway (p)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway|
|GELLATELY, William Thomas||52 Patrick Street, St. John's||100||22||Alexander Gellately (p)||House painter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GULLIVER, George McFarlane||St. John's||937||23||John Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: McFarlane|
|HICKEY, John Joseph||St. John's||586||22||Patrick Hickey (p)||Teamster||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See service # 113 for Hickey's misfiled attestation papers|
|DAWE, Rowland||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8411||19||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||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||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918. Variant spelling of name - Brazill.|
|TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander||6 Queen Street, St. John's||298||21||Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p)||Boiler maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DIAMOND, Garland||Change Islands, Fogo District||5419||20||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|COSTELLO, Michael Francis||Avondale, Harbour Main District||1157||24||Katherine Costello (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SCEVIOUR, Cyril||Exploits, Twillingate District||1198||25||Cecelia Sceviour||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, John Martin||St. George, St. George District||1433||19||Mary Hickey Sullivan (p)||Motor man||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINKS, George||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3677||23||Joseph Hinks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Spurgeon||Bonavista Bay [district unknown]****||4813||24||Gibbs Harris (o)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MOTTY, Edgar Page||6 Charlton Street, St. John's||446||19||Mr. Motty (p)||Express driver||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATERSON, W.T.||n/a||Medical officer||1919||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|HALADAY, Thomas||Britannia Cove, Trinity District||2610||21||John Haladay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Halliday|
|HEATH, Job||Botwood, Twillingate District||2478||18||Mrs. Elijah Rideout (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALSH, William Francis||6 Fleming Street, St. John's||2980||18||John Walsh (p)||Banker||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPMAN, William||Rencontre, Hermatige Bay, Fortune District||5563||20||James Chapman (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also lists Burgeo as district in some of the correspondence.|
|EARLE, William Thomas||St. John's||819||19||Samuel Earle||Clerk||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|COMBDEN, Walter||Jacksons Arm, St. Barbe District||3909||28||Eliza Combden (p)||Teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|