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|
|SYME, Archibald A.||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||0-271 - 3819||18||Elizabeth M. Syme (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GLEESON, Richard||Topsail, Harbour Main District||1250||19||John Gleeson (p)||Miner||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FORD, William H.||Charlottetown, Bonavista District||5002||22||William Ford (p)||Railroad man||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTLER, Harry||St. John's||1897||19||Stephen Butler (p)||Shipwright||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|HUMPHRIES, Ernest||Newtown, Bonavista District||2479||19||Peter Humphries (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|TAYLOR, Hayward||No information||2858||1916||No||No||Attestation papers not included. Service ledger notes he attested for home duty only.|
|WARREN, George Edward||Fox Island, Burgeo- LaPoile District||5583||22||John Warren (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEEPING, Joseph||Ramea, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3112||30||Howard Keeping (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GARLAND, William B.||54 Carters Hill, St. John's||8313||19||James Garland (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MILLER, John||36 Mullock Street, St. John's||2841||30||Charles Miller (p)||Draper||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1917|
|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|
|LACEY, Edward||La Scie, St. Barbe District||5667||18||James Lacey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JENKINS, George||Twillingate, Twillingate District||2467||23||Peter Jenkins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|MANUEL, Willis||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||272||27||Jane Manuel (p)||Millwright||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|TULK, Hubert||Ladle Cove, Fogo District||1590||Mary Anne Tulk (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Ronald||152 Casey Street, St. John's||8499||18||Hubert Taylor (p)||1918||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|STACEY, Anthony James||Water Street, St. John's||466||24||Fredrick Stacey (p)||Commercial traveller||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DALLEY, Joseph||Twillingate, Twillingate District||5971||21||Ann Dalley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Moses||51 Wickford Street, St. John's||462||20||John Howell (p)||Miner||1914||Methodist||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.|
|DUCKETT, William||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4573||39||Sarah Duckett (nee Smith) (p)||Mechanic||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CHIPPETT, Harry T.||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8238||18||Nathaniel Chippett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|OBRIEN, Justin||50 Colonial Street, St. John's||3476||18||Michael O'Brien (p)||Labourer||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|BARRETT, Josiah||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||5873||20||John Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Alexander||Stephenville, St. George District||5945||22||Charles M. White (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURT, George||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3833||21||William Burt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUNT, Darius||9 John Street, St. John's||2580||21||Thomas Hunt (p)||Clerk||1916||Salvation Army||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.|
|ELGAR, William||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1503||19||Mrs. Henry Ryan (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BOWERS, George||Southern Arm, Green Bay, Twillingate District[?]||5665||22||Fannie Bowers (p)||Millman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bower|
|SINCLAIR, James Eldon||St. John's||881||20||James G. Sinclair (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CHISLETT, Herbert||94 George Street, St. John's||4634||20||Ellen Chislett (p)||Cabman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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.|
|WILLIAMS, Richard||13 Spencer Street, St. John's||652||19||Richard Williams (p)||Grocer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|PIKE, George Edward||St. John's||898||31||Nathaniel Pike (p)||Salesman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|COSTELLO, John||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||2593||27||Matthew Costello (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|BENTEAU, Herbert||Point May, Lamaline, Burin District||4948||19||Helen Benteau (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Edward Clayton||49 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||571||23||Uriah Rowsell (p)||Chauffeur||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|MURRIN, John||St. John's||1685||19||William Murrin (p)||Machinist||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHAW, Daniel F.||Little Hearts Ease, Trinity District||4975||22||Daniel Shaw (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FOLEY, Clarence||Whitbourne, Trinity District||2007||25||Mary Foley (p)||Brakeman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, Allan||Botwood, Twillingate District||1655||30||Amos Clarke (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|BAIN, Lawrie Graham||Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom||0-80 - 592||21||James Bain (p)||Engineer||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Laurie Graham Baine. Attached Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 1916-1919.|
|GREEN, Arthur||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5348||24||Phoebe Green (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUFFETT, William||Belleoram, Fortune District||6137||24||Jeremiah Buffett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HAYWARD, Arthur Seaburn||St. John's||1648||19||Mrs. James Andrews (p)||Labourer||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROOKES, Charles Edward||7 Maxse Street, St. John's||2142||22||Mrs. J.F. Brooks (p)||Accountant||1916||Baptist||No||No|