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|
|KING, William||New Bonaventure, Trinity District||4519||18||Edwin King (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MORRIS, William||Trouty, Trinity District||2316||18||George Morris (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|EDENS, Francis Augustine||39 Queen's Road, St. John's||0-137 - 2894||18||T.J. Edens (p)||Bank clerk||1916||No||No|
|MAYBEE, Samuel||Trinity, Trinity District||3030||18||Thomas Maybee (p)||Steward||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 3 D.N.X.|
|TAYLOR, William R.||Burin Bay, Burin District||4103||18||18||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SYMONDS, Wilfred J.||Cornwall Avenue, St. John's||4011||18||George Symonds (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Simmonds.|
|PIKE, Thomas||St. Lawrence, Burin District||3235||18||George Pike (p)||Assistant government official||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OAKLEY, Ronald||Greenspond, Bonavista District||4527||18||George Oakley (p)||Draftsman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|WOOLDRIDGE, James R.||Trinity, Trinity District||1993||18||John Woolridge (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge, Woolridge|
|MURPHY, Harold||20 Buchannan Street, St. John's||4554||18||John Murphy (p)||Teamster||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICE, George||Wild Cove, St. Barbe District||4932||18||William Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BUTT, Joseph H.||Flat Island[Islands], Bonavista District||3802||18||John Butt (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, Arthur||Botwood, Twillingate District||2359||18||John Buckley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BLUNDON, Peter||127 Southside Road, St. John's||4479||18||Leo Blundon (p)||Draper||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - signature is Blundon ; forms use Blunden.|
|ELLIOTT, Donald||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||3748||18||Albert Elliott (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Vincent||Bay Bulls, Ferryland District||4585||18||Clotilda Williams (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SHERREN, Nelson L.||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||2458||18||George Sherren (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||Yes||Monday, May 7, 1917||Nelson Sherren was reported missing 14 April 1917; family correspondence indicated he was seen alive as a Prisoner of War after 14 April; a memorandum, dated 2 Sept. 1919, stated a grave at Douai Communal Cemetery, France, was presumed to be Sherren's; CWGC records his death as 7 May 1917 while in enemy hands. Discrepancy in name: Recorded as Sherran in CWGC|
|CLARKE, George||Dunville [Dunfield], Trinity Bay, Placentia - St. Marys District||3643||18||Charles Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Samson||Southern Bay, Bonavista District||3524||18||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHAFE, Rupert||Goulds, St. John's West District||4443||18||Henry W. Chafe (p)||Farmer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, James Francis||Freshwater Road, St. John's||2281||18||Mrs. Joseph Power (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|CORNICK, Raymond Albert||30 William Street, St. John's||2825||18||Mrs. F.C. Cornick (p)||Accountant||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, Francis||Gander Bay, Fogo District||2687||18||Maurice Thistle (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 30, 1917|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|FORSEY, Frederick||Fortune, Burin District||4005||18||Philip Forsey (p)||Sailor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOUSE, Arthur||Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||1946||18||Ida House (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HICKS, Alonzo||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||2357||18||William Hicks (p)||Fireman||1916||No||No|
|BUGDEN, Baxter||English Harbour, Trinity District||3459||18||Albert Bugden (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MARTIN, Robert Stephen||74 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's||2916||18||Elizabeth Martin (p)||Seaman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWELL, Baxter||Happy Adventure, Bonavista District||8074||18||Emeline Powell (o)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TAVERNER, Henry||Hearts Content, Trinity District||3316||18||Mrs. Henry Rowe (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16 ; Discrepancy in spelling of name - Tavener, Tavenor.|
|YETMAN, Alexander||Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4416||18||William Yetman (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOYCE, William||Salmonier, Burin Bay Arm, Burin District||1952||18||Christopher Joyce (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, September 8, 1916|
|HALL, Chesley||261 Theatre Hill, St. John's||4157||18||George Hall (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HATCHER, Edwin Garland||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2104||18||Sarah Bungay (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Death certificate states first name as Edwin, not Garland.|
|SIMMS, Wallace||Rencontre, Fortune District||3504||18||Richard Simms (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SKINNER, William Albert||Grand John, Fortune District||2933||18||Mary Ann John (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, November 22, 1917|
|YOUNG, Arthur James||St. John's||823||18||James Young (p)||Sail maker||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HUNT, Cater||Fair Island, Bonavista District||3356||18||Alfred Hunt (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRAMPTON, John||Burin Bay, Burin District||4102||18||Thomas Frampton (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, November 23, 1918|
|IVANY, Alexander||59 Freshwater Road, St. John's||N/A||18||Drummer||1919||No||No||Attestation papers not included. No service number. Listed as drummer (special).|
|BATTEN, Harold||Bareneed Cove, Port de Grave District||3402||18||William Batten (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GLADNEY, James Joseph||St. John's||771||18||Annie Clarke (p)||Fireman||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PAYNE, Thomas Victor||37 Monkstown Road, St. John's||1962||18||Janet Payne (o)||Office clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|READ, Charles||Woody Point, St. Barbe District||8251||18||Charles Read (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger.|
|HUTCHINGS, Richard||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3366||18||Ambrose Hutchings (o)||1916||Yes||No||Saturday, March 30, 1918||File missing, Information from Service ledger.|
|FORTUNE, William||Crabbes, St. George District||4297||18||Isaac Fortune (p)||Teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|STONE, Frederick William||Wellmans Cove, Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District||2495||18||John Thomas Stone (p)||Labourer||1916||Methodist||No||No|