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|
|WARDLAW, William Bain||Newcastle on Tyne, England, United Kingdom||3124||23||David Wardlaw (p)||Salesman||1916||Presbyterian||No||No|
|GUY, Ambrose||Arnolds Cove, Placentia-St. Marys District||2005||25||William Guy (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916||See # 394 for photograph of grave of Ambrose Guy.|
|BURSEY, Uriah George||Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde District||1139||22||Sarah Bursey (p)||School teacher||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 30, 1921|
|DICKS, Malcolm||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4571||19||Percy Dicks (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WEBB, Leonard||Victoria Cove, Gander Bay, Fogo District||2675||20||John Webb (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, October 20, 1918|
|MORGAN, Nath||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||5707||19||William Morgan (p)||School teacher||1918||No||No|
|TURNER, James||Topsail Road, St. John's||5250||18||Thomas Turner (p)||Operator||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WORKMAN, Wilson||Hearts Delight, Trinity District||5839||24||Henry Workman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KEAN, Wallace||Traytown, Bonavista District||2599||20||Charles Kean (p)||Millman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|RICE, Stafford||Bear Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe District||5631||18||Andrew Rice (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PATEY, Noah||St. Leonards, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4262||23||Annie Patey (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|HARE, George||Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom||2126||36||Mrs. Hare (s)||Musician||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Attested for short service|
|PIKE, Edward||Pilleys Island, Twillingate District||1608||24||Dora Pike (s)||Stoker||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JANES, Stephen||Bishops Falls, Twillingate District||1113||20||Harriet Janes (p)||Mechanic||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Thursday, December 6, 1917|
|ROWBOTTOM, Herbert||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||3803||22||James Rowbottom (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|BEMISTER, Job Knee||235 Water Street, St. John's||0-299 - 1116||22||Charlotte Bemister (p)||Chauffeur||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TILLEY, William Joseph||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||1224||22||William Tilley (p)||Clerk||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Originally enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment; transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies Sept. 1917. Discrepancy in name: William Joseph on Regiment attestation; William John in service ledger.|
|GILLAM, Joseph Michael||Middle Barachois, Jeffreys Crossing, St. George District||2940||18||Georege Gillam (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REID, Carl||St. John's||790||19||Caleb Reid (p)||Fisherman||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, August 12, 1916|
|CURLOW, Henry||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||8129||33||Bessie Curlow (s)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|YETMAN, John||Tilting, Fogo District||5995||24||William Yetman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BUDDEN, Allan||Seldom Come By, Fogo District||6083||23||James Budden (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|DEWLING, Herbert||Golf Avenue, St. John's||45||23||Margaret Dewling (p)||Salesman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PITTMAN, Kenneth||83 Pleasant Street, St. John's||8036||31||Beatrice Pittman (p)||Machinist||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|KNIGHT, William||44 Bannerman Street, St. John's||373||22||Ann Knight (s)||Mechanical engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|WALSH, George Edward||10 York Street, St. John's||506||23||Mr. Walsh (p)||Soap maker||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|BYRNE, James||Fortune Harbour, Twillingate District||5032||36||John Byrne (o)||Lumberman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ATTWOOD, Walter G.||Safe Harbour, Bonavista District||5484||21||Elias Attwood (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARTIN, Michael||Flat Rock, St. John's East District||5779||20||Thomas Martin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|TOBIN, Andrew||St. Lawrence, Burin District||2248||20||Thomas Tobin (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, January 31, 1917|
|WILLMOTT, George||Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||3930||19||Sarah Willmott (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BARRETT, Joseph||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||5090||19||Martha Barrett (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|HALLETT, Thomas||Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District||4780||19||Albert Hallett (p)||Lumberman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|FUDGE, William J.||Heads Harbour, Twillingate District||4003||24||Robert Fudge (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|WATKINS, Leander G.||Botwood, Twillingate District||6304||24||Ephraim Watkins (p)||Cook||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|YATES, Harold||Cottrells Cove, New Bay, Twillingate District||3910||27||Sidney Yates (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PETERS, Frederick Earnest||Allandale Road, St. John's||4417||18||Joseph Peters (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAGEN, Francis||5 Simmonds Street, St. John's||5824||21||Dennis Hagen (p)||Labourer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CLARKE, John||Campbellton, Twillingate District||3392||20||John L. Clarke (p)||Lumberman||1917||Salvation Army||Yes||No||Tuesday, August 14, 1917|
|ROSE, R. [Robert] Clayton||28 Springdale Street, St. John's||2542||22||Marmaduke Rose (p)||Salesman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Transferred to the Newfoundland Forestry Companies June 1917.|
|SOMERTON, Peter||Portugal Cove, St. John's East District||2779||18||Richard Somerton (p)||Clerk||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Tuesday, December 4, 1917|
|TAVENER, Peter Diamond||Middle Lance Cove, Smiths Cove, Trinity Bay||3351||20||Joshua Tavener (p)||Fisherman||1916||Congregationalist||No||No|
|FREAKE, Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||1441||19||William Henry Freake (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SINYARD, William||Hearts Content, Trinity District||5046||19||Jonathan Sinyard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NEVILLE, Peter||Blackmarsh Road, St. John's||3620||18||John Neville (p)||Clerk||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|NORMORE, Daniel||Sunday Cove Island, Twillingate District||3639||27||Darius Normore (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ALCOCK, William D.||206 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||3369||18||Arthur A. Alcock (p)||Clerk||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CHAFFEY, Edgar David||Jeffreys, St. George District||3015||18||George Chaffey (p)||School teacher||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, John Francis||Fox Cove, Fortune bay||1710||22||Ann Power (p)||Fisherman||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||See also service #1172, Ronald Herbert House|
|TILLEY, Andrew||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3985||18||Frank Tilley (p)||Farmer||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|