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|
|WELLS, Elias J.||Horwood, Fogo District||8451||23||Nellie Wells (s)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARRIS, Walter||Hermitage Cove, Fortune District||5581||19||John Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERE-HOLLOWAY, Edward Walter||St. John's||0-148||Elizabeth Vere-Holloway (s)||1915||No||No||I - Attestation papers not included. Temporary assignment|
|CRITCH, Frank||Springdale, Twillingate District||4939||19||John Critch (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURKE, William||St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||5366||22||Thomas Burke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FARRELL, Joseph||Bay du Nord, Fortune District||5559||20||William Farrell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HUNT, Michael||Dunville, Placentia-St. Marys District||4893||24||James Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Includes a misfiled 13 page report concerning Regt. # 4832 Alex Ford and Regt. # 4833 Bertram Bartlett. Complete report in # 4832.|
|SAMSON, Martin R.||Seal Cove, Twillingate District||8085||29||Robert Samson (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAULK, George||Burnt Island [district unknown]||5337||21||James Chalk (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously transcribed as John Chalk.|
|MATTHEWS, Ephraim||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5688||20||Henry Matthews (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STICKLAND, William||LaPoile, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6071||24||William Stickland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Strickland|
|ANDERSON, Samuel||15 Tessiers Place, St. John's||6321||21||Mary Ann Anderson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HICKEY, Richard John||St. John's||779||23||Richard John Hickey (p)||Electrical engineer||1914||No||No|
|BRIEN, Michael||St. John's||1146||19||Mary Brien (p)||Truckman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SILK, Thomas William||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2111||19||Mrs. Louis Silk (p)||Paper makers help||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SLADE, Albert Ernest||Loon Bay, Twillingate District||273||21||Frederick Slade (p)||Fireman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Fred James||St. John's||1640||18||William James Lewis (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service # 3217, Charles V. Lewis|
|SNOOK, Alfred||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5235||24||Ezekiel Snook (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BROWN, William Ernest||Port au Bras, Burin District||4355||18||Jesse Brown (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MOSLEY, Robert||No information||708||No||No||Death notice only; not in service ledger. Service # 708 assigned to Sebastian Foran in service ledger. Fatality: Unknown|
|AVERY, William||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2861 - 8053||21||Eliza Avery (s)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies. No additional service records under Regimental # 2861. # 2862 on attestation form; # 2861 in service ledger; see service # 8053 for service file.|
|PELLEY, Edmund||Laurenceton, Twillingate District||8131||49||Lucy Pelley (o)||Lumberman and carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|DAWE, Samuel||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4533||20||Samuel Dawe (p)||Brakeman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KENNEDY, James||Brig Bay, St. Barbe District||5651||24||John Kennedy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Albert W.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4009||23||Elizabeth Crawley (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HIBBS, James Francis||52 Livingstone Street, St. John's||299||19||William Hibbs (p)||Factory hand||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOORES, George||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||4106||22||Benjamin Moores (p)||School teacher||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|JENNINGS, Winfield||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||5236||19||Walter B. Jennings (p)||School teacher||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|LESEMAN, Roy Bennett||55 Patrick Street, St. John's||220||21||Flora Leseman (o)||Marine engineer||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|STEVENS, James||Seal Islands, Labrador||5790||19||George Stevens (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|YATES, Gordon Bemister||7 Balsam Street, St. John's||570||23||Annie Yates (p)||Sailor||1914||No||No|
|DUNN, Isaac||St. Augustine, Labrador||4858||24||Virginia Driscoll (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROSE, Lonzel||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3834||18||Ellen Rose (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THOMPSON, Lionel Hesilden||St. John's - Doncaster, England, United Kingdom||802||23||Daniel Thompson (p)||Draper||1914||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|GREENSLADE, John W.||Long Pond, Manuels, Harbour Main District||8274||43||Elizabeth (Dawe) Greenslade (s)||Carpenter||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||5 Mullock Street, St. John's||4639||18||James Squires (p)||Longshoreman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Henry B.||Brigus, Port de Grave District||5821||25||Thomas Roberts (p)||Farmer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PAYNE, George||Chimney Cove, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4925||18||John A. Payne (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Incorrectly labeled on microfilm as George Petley; source of this name is a letter, written by Rev. Henry Petley found in the file immediately following the attestation papers.|
|JANES, Frederick Alexander||21 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2149||20||G.P. Janes||Dental student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PORTER, William Richard||Foxtrap, Harbour Main District||5792||21||Jane Porter (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OROURKE, William||55 Flower Hill, St. John's||0-195 [& 0-295]||37||Nina O'Rourke (s)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||14p. of documents misfiled prior to microfilming are located under Regt. # 0-295. Honourary Lieutenant; Quartermaster|
|FAIRWEATHER, S.D.||n/a||Medical officer||No||No||Attached to Regiment from RAMC; no service number or file; information from ledger.|
|WITHRO - WITHERALL, George||Fortune, Burin Peninsula||5714||26||Martha Withro (p)||Seaman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Withers and Witherall. Mother's correspondence and separation/allowance are Witherall.|
|FOWLER, Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4773||19||Francis Fowlow (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Signature is Fowler; forms were completed as Fowlow.|
|CORNICK, Edwin||31 Williams Street, St. John's||377||20||Amelia Cornick (p)||Office clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOBLE, William||Lower Amherst Cove, Bonavista District||4830||23||Mrs. George Noble (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Raymond||Harrys Harbour, Twillingate District||3845||18||James Pelley (p)||Sailor||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|CALDER, R.L||n/a||1918||No||No||Attached to Regiment from Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); no service number; file missing; information from ledger.|
|READ, Bertram R.||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5060||20||George Reid (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEE, Benjamin||Grand Bank, Burin District||4082||18||Mrs. E.H. Lee (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||See service record 1134.|