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|
|MASON, Hugh||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2133||32||Mrs. Mason (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|WHATLEY, Simeon||Belleoram, Fortune District||6075||20||Uriah Whatley (p)||Merchant||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, James Eric||Jeffreys, St. George District||8153||22||William Joseph Chaffey (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALEY - HAYLEY, Leonard||Bonavista, Bonavista District||1000||20||Mary Haley (p)||Hotel clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Signature on attestation is Haley; birth certificate is Hayley; selecte correspondence is Healey.|
|PENNY, Stephen||English Harbour, Trinity District||1089||19||Elizabeth Penney||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FORWARD, Colin||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6105||20||James Forward (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VIGUERS, William||St. John's||1171||19||Annie Viguers (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CRANE, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||736||22||Mary Anne Smith (o)||Fisherman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also contains documents relating to service #2765, Archibald Crane|
|HUNT, Matthew||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4083||21||Frederick Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HOARE, Edward John||47 Power Street, St. John' s||453||24||George H.M. Bursell (o)||Bank clerk||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Wednesday, June 14, 1916|
|BARTER, Alexander||Cape La Hune, Burgeo-LaPoile District||1563||22||George Andrew Barter (o)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BILLARD, John||Grand Bruit, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5942||22||Samuel Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FIANDER, Harry||English Harbour West, Fortune District||5193||20||William Fiander (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Frank||233 Southside Road, St. John's||4486||22||Mrs. V. Lewis (p)||Marconi Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, William Coaker||72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||3371||18||William L. Christian (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||191||19||C.H. Burridge (p)||Stonemason||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DURDLE, Ernest||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5882||20||Philip Durdle (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OLDFORD, John||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||8222||39||Belinda Oldford (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MESSERVEY, William||Sandy Point, St. George District||4152||18||Martha Messervey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, October 14, 1918|
|SAUNDERS, William Roy||Carbonear, Carbonear District||958||20||Philip Saunders (p)||Lumber salesman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died at St. John's after demobilization. Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.|
|SQUIRES, Arthur Perry||Salvage Bay, Bonavista District||5537||20||George W. Squires (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHEPPARD, Stewart Reginald||St. John's||1561||19||Levi Sheppard (p)||Draper||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROWSELL, George||Pushthrough Head, Fortune District||3024||21||John Rowsell (p)||Carpenter||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROSE, Cecil||Great Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3532||22||William Rose (o)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917||Killed in action. 3 December, 1917, Marcoing.|
|GARDNER, Hamor||British Harbour, Trinity District||645||21||Edward Gardner (p)||Constable||1914||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|
|WHITE, William||Goulds, St.John's West District||8173||20||Thomas White (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Ernest||Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA||2150||21||Mary Butler (p)||Ship steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes photograph of wife, Ellen Mary Butler of Colchester.|
|READ, Cecil H.||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4099||18||John Read (p)||Telegraph operator||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|QUINTON, William||Princeton, Bonavista District||2738||18||Jolliffe Quinton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|OAKLEY, William J.F.||172 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's||3281||18||Arthur Oakley (p)||Checker||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WORKMAN, Wilson||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5839||24||Henry Workman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COUSINS, Joseph||Goulds, Conception Bay, Port de Grave district||5080||19||Thomas Cousins (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PLOUGHMAN - PLOWMAN, Robert||Port Rexton, Trinity District||3485||24||Peter Ploughman - Plowman (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: surname spelled differently on each copy of attestation form; visible signature is Plowman; local spelling is Ploughman|
|ROWE, Henry||Trinity, Trinity District||3641||19||Edward George Rowe (p)||Steward||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BELLOWS, Stewart||Curling, St. George District||1430||19||Roberts Bellows (p)||Carter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, August 14, 2017||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Bellowse, Bellowes; CWGC records Bellows|
|DAWE, Fred N.||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||8410||21||Theophilus Dawe (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Benjamin||9 Patrick Street, St. John's||8359||24||Rose A. Squires (s)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1092X.|
|WELLS, Raymond Chesley||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||2889||24||Robert James Wells (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SHORT, William||Channel, Burgeo-LaPoile District||0-295 - 878||19||Levi Short||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HARRIS, Benjamin||Our Harbour, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6058||19||Robert Harris (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ELLSWORTH, Andrew||Rocky Harbour, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3794||20||Charles Ellsworth (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, Allan||Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||4363||19||John Tilley (p)||Labourer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULLIVAN, Alexander||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||1836||19||Richard Sullivan (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, Abel||Hillview, Random, Trinity District||5411||20||Thomas Churchill (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Several documents record his name as Abel Chaulk; most are overwritten and corrected to Churchill|
|NOEL, Nathaniel||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||0-285 - 4249||18||Sarah Noel (p)||Electrician||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||See # 4250 for misfiled document|
|PETITE, Philip||English Harbour, Trinity District||2059||21||Jeremiah Petite (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|OAKE, Henry||Change Islands, North End, Fogo District||2672||18||Josiah Oake (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, August 17, 1917|