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|
|LUMSDEN, Stanley Kinnear||70 Cochrane Street, St. John's||0-90||26||Andrew Lumsden (p)||Bank clerk||1915||Presbyterian||No||No||Attestation papers not included; originally served with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry|
|BIXBY, Robert||Indian Island, Burgeo-La Poile District||5594||26||Ambrose J. Bixby (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|BURNHAM, Ralph||17 Military Road, St. John's||0-85 - 758||26||Mrs. F. Burnham (p)||Office clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||Was retired as medically unfit Dec. 1916; Enlisted Royal Flying Corps (training) 1918.|
|WOODFORD, Patrick Joseph||Herring Neck, Twillingate District||1965||26||Alfred Woodford (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BACON, Fred||11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom||3301||26||Wilson Bacon (p)||Marine Fireman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TERRY, Peter||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5802||26||William Terry (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RUSSELL, Harold||Tickle Cove, Bonavista District||4285||26||Samuel Russell (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PIKE, Frank P.||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4480||26||Annie Pike (p)||Manager, lumber||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROBERTS, Frederick||Twillingate, Twillingate District||4472||26||Andrew Roberts (p)||Travelling salesman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWSELL, Arthur||Sunday Cove Island, Wellmans Cove, Twillingate District||2491||26||Samuel Rowsell (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Michael||Port Rexton, Trinity district||1200||26||William Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEGROW, Reuben||Bauline, St. John's East District||1972||26||Ambrose LeGrow (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|STOCKLEY, Kenneth||Wesleyville, Bonavista District||4661||26||Henry Stockley (p)||Seaman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|MURRIN, James||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4382||26||William Murrin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918.|
|CRON, Joseph||Trinity Bay||3723||26||George Cron (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Cran|
|THROWBRIDGE, George Thomas||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys||6199||26||Samuel Throwbridge (p)||Sailor||1918||Methodist||No||No||Variant spellings of name - Throwbridge, Trowbridge, Strowbridge, Strawbridge; attested as Throwbridge.|
|CHESON [CHAISSON], Julian||Cape George, St. George District||2791||26||Jane Cheson (p)||Fisherman||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name: Chesson, Chiasson|
|FORSEY, Charles||Gambo, Bonavista District||3651||26||Florence Forsey (s)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ROLLS, Walter||Portland, Bonavista District||1494||26||Mary Jane Rolls (p)||Fisherman||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|HOULAHAN, James Patrick||Cape St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District||500||26||Patrick M. Houlihan (p)||1914||No||No||Discrepancy in name: documents state both Houlahan and Houlihan|
|THISTLE, William||12 James Street, St. John's||1207||26||Mrs. William Thistle (p)||1915||No||No||Death notice only in file|
|TOOPE, Ernest||Irelands Eye, Trinity District||2719||26||Mr. John Toope (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|STEELE, James Robert||St. John's||0-161 - 926||26||Samuel Owen Steele (p)||Salesman||1915||Congregationalist||No||No||I|
|STOCKLEY, Levi||Virgin Arm, Twillingate District||3726||26||John B. Stockley (o)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 13, 1918||See also service #3583 Somerton for a misfiled document concerning Levi Stockley.|
|DORAN, Michael J.||41 Duckworth Street, St. John's||2583||26||Miss Mary Doran (o)||Clerk||1916||No||No|
|RONAYNE, William||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||4659||26||Ambrose Ronayne (p)||Seaman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HEAD, Dorman||Gander Bay, Fogo District||8493||26||Rachel (Gillingham) Head (p)||Lumberman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MCCARTHY, Charles||Carbonear, Carbonear District||4969||26||Charles McCarthy (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOWATT, Edward Sim||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||2129||26||Mrs. Mowatt (s)||Musician||1916||No||No||Attested for short service|
|FITZPATRICK, Leo Joe||Conche, St. Barbe District||793||26||Bridget Fitzpatrick (p)||Mail courier||1914||No||No|
|OVENS, George||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||8086||26||George T. Ovens (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Charles||Woody Island, Placentia-St. Marys District||6153||26||Charles Pardy (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|THISTLE, William J.||34 Henry Street, St. John's||2370||26||William Thistle (p)||Boilermaker||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|BAKER, Nero||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5041||26||John Baker (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, February 3, 1919|
|MALONEY, Joseph Francis||291 Water Street, St. John's||385||26||John Maloney (p)||Stove fitter||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No||I|
|WHITE, Jesse||Valleyfield, Bonavista District||3676||26||Eliza White (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|STRANG, John Jocelyn||193 Water Street, St. John's||0-131 - 2897||26||Mrs. E.A. Strang (p)||Tailor||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|WADDLETON, Alphonsus||Trepassey, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4681||26||James Waddleton (p)||Railroad worker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|KNIGHT, Egbert Henry||Jacksons Cove, Twillingate District||3953||26||Samuel Knight (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HAYES, James Michael||St. John's||1330||26||Margaret Hayes (p)||Painter||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HERRITT, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||5837||26||Matthew Herritt (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LAHEY, Robert Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||254||26||Richard Lahey (p)||Miner||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|FRY, Hezekiah||Charleston, Bonavista District||4959||26||John Fry (p)||Labourer||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|GEORGE, Pleamon||Whiteway, Trinity District||1969||26||Ananias George (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SEYMOUR, Thomas||Gooseberry Island, Bonavista District||1392||26||Lucy Parsons (p)||Seaman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|CHALK, Job||Little Catalina, Trinity District||8462||26||Job Chalk (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as Chaulk.|
|GREEN, Frank||Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom||3061||26||Mrs. Frank Green (s)||Musician||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|BENOIT, Julien||Cape St. George, St. George District||4224||26||Mary Jeanette (o)||Fisherman||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies March 1918|