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|
|LODGE, Samuel Thomas||Catalina, Trinity District||165||23||Grace Lodge (p)||Storekeeper||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Friday, October 1, 1915|
|BRENSUN - BRENTON, Samuel||Williamsport, St. Barbe District||6019||23||William Brensun (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Samuel Brenton is listed as a resident of Williamsport in the 1935 and 1945 Newfoundland census; attestation paper gives spelling as Brenceen. Variant spelling: Brencun, Brensun.|
|FERGUSON, Stewart Small||67 Springdale Street, St. John's||95||23||Daniel Ferguson (p)||Civil engineer||1914||Presbyterian||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|YOUNG, Isaac||Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, St. Barbe District||3792||23||Emmanuel Young (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|AUCOIN, Patrick||Little River, Codroy, St. George District||5155||23||Patrick Aucoin (p)||Farmer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Attested for short service.|
|BURTON, Walter||153 New Gower Street, St. John's||5264||23||Henry Burton (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, John||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||8193||23||Albert J. Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest||Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom||1504||23||Annie Alexander (p)||Fireman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, July 5, 1916|
|DINNEY, Roland||St. Anthony Bight, St. Barbe District||4492||23||John Dinney (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WALTERS, Joseph||Champneys, Trinity District||1855||23||John Walters (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123|
|JACKMAN, William R. E.||Tilt Cove, Twillingate District||4254||23||William Jackman||Storekeeper||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially illegible due to fading.|
|GARLAND, James W.||Green Point, Fortune District||6044||23||Jeremiah Garland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||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|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|HUNT, James||Grand Falls, Twillingate - Bonavista, Bonavista District||564||23||Elizabeth Hunt (p)||Paper hanger||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No|
|GALLISHAW, Alonzo John.||St. John's||1369||23||Anastasia Gallishaw (p)||Journalist||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARK, John||Penguin Arm, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5799||23||William Clark (p)||Engineer||1918||Evangelist||No||No||See also service # 5614 Abner Whitehorn for related documents; Variant spelling of name - Clarke.|
|CHAFE, Ernest Leslie||St. John's||709||23||Jacob Chafe (p)||Cooper||1914||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Includes wills for # 1009 Ayre, # 544 Lukins, # 1396 Masters and # 1964 Duke.|
|HOWLETT, John||Tors Cove, Ferryland District||5810||23||Patrick Howlett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SKINNER, John J.||Little Bay, Fortune District||6270||23||Thomas Skinner (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WIGHT, George||83 Flower Hill, St. John's||8284||23||Laura Wight (s)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Previously transcribed as White.|
|HOUSE, John||Greenspond, Bonavista District||2480||23||John House (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|VINCENT, John||York Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District||5876||23||Joseph Vincent (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BURSEY, Stanley||Gander Bay, Fogo District||5450||23||Richard Bursey (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Bursell.|
|RICE, Lesley||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3180||23||John Rice (p)||Fisherman||1916||Salvation Army||No||No|
|SUMMERS, Augustus Leo||116 Military Road, St. John's||0-44 - 93||23||Elizabeth Summers (p)||Clerk||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PARSONS, James A.||Codroy, St. George District||3784||23||William Parsons (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GOSSE, Samuel||Torbay, St. John's East District||1907||23||Peter Gosse (p)||Farmer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SPARKES, Rupert||Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||2685||23||Elizabeth Sparkes (o)||Labourer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, James||11 Stephen Street, St. John's||1179||23||Richard Squires (p)||Cabman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GUY, Frederick||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||6301||23||Albert Rowsell (o)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|ABBOTT, Noah||Bonavista, Bonavista District||5846||23||Robert Abbott (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|ROWE, William||Norris Arm, Twillingate District||5722||23||Edward Rowe (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|GULLIVER, George McFarlane||St. John's||937||23||John Gulliver (p)||Labourer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name: McFarlane|
|HINKS, George||Port aux Basques, Burgeo-LaPoile District||3677||23||Joseph Hinks (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MITCHELMORE, George||Green Island Cove, St. Barbe District||2872||23||George Mitchelmore (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, April 23, 1917|
|HATCHER, Henry||Lumsden, Fogo District||6179||23||John Hatcher (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|PARDY, Manuel||Little Burnt Bay, Twillingate District||5817||23||Mary Loder (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|BEST, William||Fogo, Fogo District||5300||23||Elijah Best (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|COOMBS, George Thomas||Sandwich Bay, Labrador||6265||23||Robert Coombs (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SPICER, Jacob||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||6029||23||William Spicer (p)||Sailor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Joseph||Carbonear, Carbonear District||6165||23||Augustus Marshall (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURRAY, Henry||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||4903||23||John Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ROACH, Samuel||Alexander Bay, Bonavista District||3965||23||Victor Roach (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|GILLETT, Walter||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||2540||23||Mrs. Eli Snelgrove (o)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEGGE, James||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5806||23||Edmund Legge (p)||Seaman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SMITH, Isaac||Bishops Cove, Harbour Grace District||5307||23||Josiah Smith (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DOHANEY, William Patrick||21 Prospect Street, St. John's||496||23||Mr. Dohaney (p)||Plumber||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|KEATES, Robert J.||Bay de Verde, Bay de Verde District||5257||23||John Keates (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Keats|