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|
|CAINES, John||Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2829||19||George Caines (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VERGE, Max N.||Harbour Grace West, Harbour Grace District||3700||19||Eliza Verge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MAIDMENT, William J.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2470||19||Israel Maidment (p)||Lumberman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BURRIDGE, Hubert Frederick||Merrymeeting Road, St. John's||191||19||C.H. Burridge (p)||Stonemason||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FROST, William Bertram||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8109||19||Lumberman||1917||No||No||Attestation papers not included.|
|STOCKLEY, David||Port Rexton, Trinity District||5412||19||Isaac Stockley (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|JOHNSON, Augustus||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||6016||19||James Johnson (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - recruit's signature is Johnson; forms were completed as Johnston; 1921 census lists two families of Johnson in St. Anthony.|
|BRUSHETT, Joseph||Burin, Burin District||3897||19||James Brushett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, Albert Clarence||Catalina, Trinity District||1374||19||Virtue White (p)||School teacher||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|FARRELL, Richard||Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District||6118||19||Richard Farrell (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEWER, Walter||Botwood, Twillingate District||2536||19||William George Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALLOP, Dyson||Curling , George District||2072||19||Joshusa Gallop (p)||Sailor||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|OATES, Abner||Norris Point, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||5645||19||Robert Oates (p)||Clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HYNES, Frank||Bay L'Argent, Fortune District||1718||19||Vincent Hynes (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 Includes newspaper clipping about POW Pte. Coombs, #747, mentioning Hynes, and letter from Richard Hines, of Indian Islands, inquiring as to whether or not this POW could be his son.|
|CLARK, Joseph||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||6246||19||William Clark (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DAWE, William Gordon||60 New Gower Street, St. John's||97||19||William John Dawe (p)||Civil servant||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PELLEY, Willis||Stephenville Crossing, St. George District||4276||19||Jethro Pelley (p)||Fireman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HOWELL, Esau||Pools Island, Bonavista District||4916||19||Samuel Howell (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|LUCAS, Arthur Winthrop||9 Gear Street, St. John's||2858 & 2857||19||Labourer||1916||No||No||Attested for home duty only. #2858 on attestation form; #2857 in service ledger; microfilmed as 2857.|
|LEE, Harry Nash||McCallum Harbour, Fortune District||1549||19||Caroline Lee (p)||Carpenter||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William Robert||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||1357||19||Reuben Noftall (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|ROSSITER, Matthew||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||1538||19||Joseph Rossiter (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Also contains a letter relating to service #1016, Bertram Henry Bastow.|
|MCHUGH, Patrick||Exploits, Twillingate District||5702||19||Sarah McHugh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BUCKLEY, William||St. John's||752||19||Mrs. Thomas Buckley (p)||Labourer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|EVANS, William||Argentia, Placentia-St. Marys District||5851||19||Bridget Evans (p)||Mechanic||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 17|
|WILLMOTT, George||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3930||19||Sarah Willmott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCANN, Daniel||Gull Island, Bay de Verde District||4884||19||Philip McCann (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|DOWDEN, Henry||Rock Harbour, Burin District||2326||19||Eli Dowden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|WALSH, Patrick||Harbour Main, Harbour Main District||5793||19||Patrick Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HINCHEY, Patrick||Northern Bay, Bay de Verde District||3735||19||Mary Walsh (o)||Miner||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BASTOW, Bertram Henry.||St. John's||1016||19||Margaret Bastow (p)||Teamster||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||See also service #1538, Matthew Rossiter, for a document relating to Pte. Bastow and his wife|
|SMITH, William Henry||Swift Current, Placentia-St. Marys District||2868||19||Robert Smith (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|GREENE, Augustine Peter||Bell Island, St. John's East District||251||19||Catherine Greene (p)||Machinist||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||See #254 for additional misfiled documents.|
|CARAVAN, Andrew Pierce||Long Island, Twillingate District||740||19||William Caravan (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||No||No|
|VOISEY, Herbert Lawrence||St. John's||1566||19||Edward Voisey (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MALLARD, Hugh||Quidi Vidi, St. John's East District||1290||19||Ellen Mallard (p)||Fireman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ASH, Albert||Battle Harbour, Labrador||5711||19||Ruth Ash (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Page two of attestation papers gives name as Edward Smith, service # 5710. Signature, physical details and family information are for Albert Ash.|
|COLLINS, Edward||Southeast Arm, Placentia-St. Marys District||2991||19||John Collins (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BENSON, Eleazer||68 Monroe Street, St. John's||688||19||Mrs. Eleazer Benson (p)||Mattress manufacturer||1914||No||No|
|MAHONEY, Malcolm Cyril||Carbonear, Carbonear District||955||19||Lizzie Mahoney (o)||Dry goods clerk||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WHITE, Ernest||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4017||19||Thomas White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|RUSSELL, William||Brooklyn, Bonavista District||1137||19||Mrs. Samuel Russell (p)||Labourer||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NEWBURY, William||St. John's||1896||19||Frederick Newbury||Draper||1915||Methodist||No||No||Attested for Newfoundland Forestry Companies in 1918.|
|WALSH, William Thomas||St. John's||1104||19||John Walsh (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAPPLE, Cecil||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||5516||19||Reuben Chapple (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SHORT, Walter||Hants Harbour, Trinity District||5239||19||Emily Short (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PENNEY, Jacob||Champneys, Trinty District||2188||19||Mrs. William Barnes (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Gregory Lyon||Bell Island, St. John's East District||2843||19||Mrs. Thomas Greene (p)||Machinist||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSMOND, William||Little Bay, Twillingate District||4114||19||Dorman Osmond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Thursday, October 3, 1918|
|NEWHOOK, Harry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4904||19||Jonas Newhook (p)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|