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|
|DYER, William John||10 York Street, St. John's||4605||22||Ellen Dyer (p)||Truckman||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, March 19, 1919|
|PARSONS, Donald W.||15 Bell Street, St. John's||4754||20||Annie Parsons (o)||Engineer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|KEEGAN, Patrick||St. John's||5597||18||Lawrence Keegan (p)||Bank clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|HILL, Lewis||Campbellton, Twillingate District||6025||22||William Hill (p)||Steward||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|AINSWORTH, Joseph||Blackhead Road, St. John's||5209||33||William Ainsworth (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|NOFTALL, William J.||Rocky Lane, St. John's||8022||24||Henry Noftall (p)||Carpenter||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|ELLIS, William||14 Gear Street, St. John's||4237||18||Joseph Ellis (p)||Printer||1917||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 16|
|BILLARD, Albert||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||4293||19||Samuel R. Billard (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in name - signature is Billard, forms completed as Billiard|
|RIDEOUT, Joseph||Bell Island, St. John's East District||4483||19||Alice Rideout (p)||Engine driver||1918||Salvation Army||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|
|MARSH, Joseph||Burgoynes Cove, Smith Sound, Trinity District||2695||21||Mrs. Elijah Froud (p)||Fireman||1916||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, March 3, 1917|
|PILLEY, Dorman||Exploits Bay, Twillingate District||2243||21||Edmond Pilley (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|NASH, Thomas||22 Adelaide Street, St. John's||4399||18||Margaret Nash (p)||Assistant bookkeeper||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|OSBOURNE, Eleazer||Community: Blaketown, Trinity District||5738||21||James Osbourne (p)||Miner||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name - Osborne|
|LUFF, Elias||Campbellton, Twillingate District||1347||21||Lydia Luff (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|SAUNDERS, Eleazor||Point Leamington, Twillingate District||3442||19||George Saunders (p)||Fisherman||1917||Salvation Army||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Eleazar.|
|CROAKE, James||16 Haggerty Street, St. John's||2602||20||Edward Croake (p)||Broom maker||1916||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Croke|
|FITZGERALD, Thomas||Open Hall, Bonavista District||6111||23||Alice Fitzgerald (p)||Engineer||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|BURT, Eric||St. John's||1152||19||Jemima Burt (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, October 9, 1917|
|FREEMAN, Gerald||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||8006||23||Albert E. Freeman (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|PROWSE, William||St. John's||925||22||Charles Prowse (p)||Grocer||1915||Yes||No||Tuesday, July 18, 1916|
|SAWERS, David||14 Belvedere Street, St. John's||8392||20||Harry Sawers (p)||Baker and labourer||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|READER, Charles||London, England, United Kingdom||4172||18||Mrs. Louie Reader (p)||Sailor||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DODGE, John||English Harbour East, Fortune District||6138||24||George Dodge (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DIDHAM, Edmund||Colinet, Placentia-St. Marys District||5187||23||John Didham (p)||Millwright||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|RICHARDS, Charles||Kings Point, Twillingate District||3444||20||Stephen Richards (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917 POW account also contained in service #2951, Hubert Ridgley.|
|ALCOCK, Pearce||Leading Tickles, Twillingate District||8397||18||Uriah Alcock (p)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Edwin||22 Alexander Street, St. John's||4423||18||John Murphy (p)||Engineer||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Sydney||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||4300||27||Kenneth Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Salvation Army||No||No|
|PIKE, George||Whitbourne, Trinity District||3558||20||Moses Pike (o)||Cooper||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TUFF, James Roy||51 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||23||20||Edward Tuff (p)||Plumber||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 28, 1917||I.|
|EAGAN, Patrick||32 Water Street, St. John's||4757||22||John Eagan (p)||Baker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MOSS, Hector||Jamestown, Bonavista District||1492||20||Susanna Moss (p)||Fisherman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Herbert||Barr'd Island, Fogo District||6022||22||Silas Lewis (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|VATER, James||Pouch Cove, St. John's East District||2064||21||James Vater (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||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|
|ORGAN, David||Great Jervais, Fortune District||3177||22||Margaret Long (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|FISHER, Hubert John||Bonavista, Bonavista District||2077||18||John Fisher (p)||Teacher||1916||Methodist - Salvation Army||No||No||Discrepancy in religion.|
|BUFFETT, Henry||Milltown, Bay d'Espoir, Fortune District||2798||20||Benjamin Buffett (p)||Lumberman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Previously shown as from Millertown, Twillingate District|
|WELLS, James||Curling, St. George District||5406||19||James Joseph Wells (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PRICE, Henry||Torbay Road, St. John's||2203||19||Mrs. Joseph Price (p)||Farmer||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PERRY, Edwin||St. John's Bay, Port Saunders, St. Barbe District||8194||26||Catherine Patey (o)||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KIRBY, Archibald||Collins Cove, Burin District||4900||21||Maggie Collins (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Stanley||77 Kings Road, St. John's||2544||18||John Halfyard (p)||Clerk||1916||Methodist||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|DIAMOND, Abijah||Flowers Cove, St. Barbe District||5676||20||George Diamond (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CRAWLEY, Michael||Chapels Cove, Harbour Main District||5820||19||Edward Crawley (p)||Fishing||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JEWER, Ford R. W.||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3399||18||Joseph Jewer (p)||Lumberman||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|MEWS, John Courtney||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3385||20||James L. Mews (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X|
|CHEESEMAN, James||Rushroon, Placentia-St. Marys District||5865||22||John Joseph Cheesman (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|PETRIE, Walter James||Princes Street, St. John's||566||19||Lillian Petrie (s)||Engineer||1914||Roman Catholic||No||No|