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|
|HATFIELD, George Bernard||17 Coronation Street, St. John's||65||20||Stephen Hatfield (p)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|LANE, Job||Jack Lanes Bay, Labrador||1915||21||George Lane (p)||Hunter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUTLER, Charles Oakley||79 Pennywell Road, St. John's||205||20||Walter Butler (p)||Motorman||1914||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PARSONS, William||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5750||20||James Parsons (p)||Cod oil refiner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GREELEY, George||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||1573||25||Martha Greeley (p)||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|JACKMAN, Bert||33 Angel Place, St. John's||697||25||Captain Frank Jackman||Storekeeper||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|RICHARDS, Albert||Bareneed, Port de Grave District||6332||25||William Richards (p)||Carpenter||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|FOLKS, Albert||Little Bay, Twillingate District||3490||20||William Folks (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 13, 1918|
|JENNINGS, Hayward||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||1515||21||Rhoda Jennings (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Keyward.|
|POWER, David||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||310||26||Mrs. John Tremlett (p)||Fisherman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Albert||New Harbour, Trinity District||5322||20||Thomas Williams (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|DOWNTON, Frederick T.||180 Pleasant Street, St. John's||1916||19||Mrs. Downton (p)||Pattern maker||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BROWN, Charlie||Gambo, Bonavista District||1491||22||Robert Brown Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|LAITE, Alfred||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||8439||37||Timmer [Tamar] Laite (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|AYRE, Gerald Walter||Circular Road, St. John's||0-106 - 869||23||Fred W. Ayre (p)||Salesman||1915||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWELL, George H.||38 Spencer Street, St. John's||8492||19||Caroline Newell (p)||Labourer||1918||No||No||Originally enlisted with Newfoundland Forestry Companies April 1918; transferred to Newfoundland Regiment August 1918; Forestry Service # retained. In volume two of the Military Service Ledgers the entry for Service # 8492 follows entry for Service # 2033.|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MASON, William||Avondale, Harbour Main District||6190||22||Patrick Mason (p)||Brakeman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|AVERY, Edgar||Random, Trinity District||8070||18||John Avery (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIRBY, Stanley S.||Silverdale, Twillingate District||242 (microfilmed as 0-242)||24||Evangeline Kirby (p)||Sailor||1914||Methodist||No||No||Kirby's records filed on microfilm as 0-242; his service number is 242.|
|TEMPLEMAN, Frederick||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5883||23||Selina Templeman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURSEY, Herbert||Lower Island Cove, Bay de Verde District||4544||20||Ebenezer Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MERCER, John Hayward||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||5902||25||Levi Mercer (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SNOW, Frederick William||125 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3810||21||Nathaniel Snow (p)||Bank clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Died in 1918, following a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, not a fatality of war.|
|DAWE, Christopher||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4864||18||George Dawe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, May 31, 1918|
|STEVENSON, Joseph||St. John's||1802||25||Sarah Stevenson (s)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FLYNN, Cornelius||Marystown, Burin District||4752||19||Michael Flynn (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PILGRIM, Ernest||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||5621||18||Mary Pilgrim (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WHITE, Rennie Llewelyn||Englee, St. Barbe District||1045||19||Selina Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||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|
|HEMION, Joseph||Botwood, Twillingate District||4242||19||William Hemion (p)||Teamster||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Hemeon|
|HART, John||Island Harbour, Fogo District||3550||25||Henry Hart (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MARSHALL, John Hayward||22 Gilbert Street, St. John's||2432||18||Captain Samuel Marshall (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|MADORE, George Albert||Bay of Islands, St. George District||1458||21||Alfred Madore (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RYAN, John Joseph||23 Adelaide Street, St. John's||38||20||J.J. Ryan (p)||Clerk-telegrapher||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|WOODEN, George||Grand Bank, Burin District||5575||22||Thomas Wooden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, John||Flat Islands, Bonavista District||5467||25||Robert Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, James||Botwood, Twillingate District||4274||24||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918|
|MCKAY, Isaac||Robinsons, St. George District||1408||23||Helena McKay (p)||Farmer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|BISHOP, George L.||Port de Grave, Port de Grave District||4669||19||Benjamin Bishop (p)||Carpenter||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREW, Mackintosh||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2246||18||William Frew (p)||Civil engineer||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||recorded in Schedule of distribution of estate as Francis Macintosh Frew.|
|SKINNER, Charles||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||6255||24||Phoebe Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BRINSON, John||Change Islands, Fogo District||5308||27||George Brinson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CLEMENT, T.W.||n/a||Medical officer||1918||No||No||Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.|
|ELLIS, Eric||245 Southside Road, St. John's||0-127 - 1895||20||Edward Ellis (p)||Accountant||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Microfilmed file includes misfiled documents for # 1595 Garland Ridout.|