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|
|BOLAND, Michael||River Head, Placentia-St. Marys District||5833||21||Edward Boland (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|LEWIS, John Thomas||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||2746||19||Margaret Fewer (p)||Pulp maker||1916||Roman Catholic - Salvation Army||Yes||No||Friday, April 12, 1918||Discrepancy in religion|
|BURDEN, Richard||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||2761||24||Henry W. Burden (p)||Fisherman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PRITCHARD, Pearce||Middle Brook, Gambo, Bonavista District||3947||19||Selenia (James) Pritchard||Lumberman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SENIOR, Ralph||Flat Island, Burin District||2880||19||William Senior [?] [p]||Fisherman||1916||Methodist - Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Friday, October 25, 1918||Discrepancy in religion.|
|WAREHAM, John||Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, St. George District||4657||18||Israel Wareham (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|THORNE, Walter Thomas||New Harbour, Trinity District||1629||21||Robert Thorne (p)||Labourer||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, April 14, 1917|
|CAINES, Leopold||95 Kings Road, St. John's||3973||19||Levi Caines (p)||Blacksmith||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 19; Actual age: 16|
|WHITE, Alfred||St. George, St. George Distric||1657||26||Tassin [Tassian] White (p)||Labourer||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Charles||North West Arm, Groswater Bay Lake, Labrador||6102||26||Peter Michelin (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Also contains information regarding service #6103, Stephen McDonald, and #6104, James Goudie|
|KNIGHT, Elmo||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||2153 - 8184||18||John Knight (p)||Paper makers help / lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No||Attested with Newfoundland Regiment 1916; transferred to Forestry Companies in 1917.|
|PHILPOTT, James||Coachmans Cove, St. Barbe District||5610||22||Elias Philpot (p)||Clerk||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No||Discrepancy in name - Philpot|
|EVANS, Sydney Wilfred||St. John's||1418||19||Lydia Evans (p)||Factory labourer||1915||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Sidney; form completed as Sydney.|
|LAWLOR, Edward Joseph||Horse Cove, Harbour Main District||477||21||Richard Lawlor (o)||Machinist||1914||No||No|
|CHRISTIAN, William Coaker||72 Hayward Avenue, St. John's||3371||18||William L. Christian (p)||Clerk||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, October 26, 1918|
|BALL, William||Northern Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District||2572||22||William Ball Sr. (p)||Lumberman||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLY, Ralph||Newmans Cove, Bonavista District||4841||26||Mary (William) Tilly (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in spelling of name: Tilley|
|MURRAY, Michael||Indian Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||5934||21||Michael Murray (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WILLIAMS, Rowland||20 Young Street, St. John's||10||22||Louisa Torraville (p)||Stenographer||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|NORRIS, Charles Rankin||Newtown, Bonavista District||4953||25||Matilda Morris (p)||Clerk||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GALGAY, Nicholas Augustus||222 Water Street West, St. John's||338||19||Minnie Galgay (o)||Brewer||1914||No||No|
|PYNN, Charles||Quirpon, St. Barbe District||1953||23||Sarah Pynn (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Matthew||Rose Blanche, Burgeo-LaPoile District||2701||22||Caleb Taylor (p)||Fisherman||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||Yes||POW Date: 1917|
|SMALL, Cheslie Frederick||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||5284||23||Robert Small (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No||Discrepancy in name: Chesley.|
|CLARKE, Eleazer||Baine Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District||4692||20||Thomas Clarke (p)||Fisherman||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GROUCHY, Thomas Joseph||St. John's||1771||18||Elias Grouchy (p)||Jeweller||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, April 17, 1918|
|BENNETT, Chesley||Lewisporte, Twillingate District||3519||18||James Bennett (p)||Fisherman||1917||Methodist||Yes||No||Tuesday, November 20, 1917|
|OSMOND, Oliver||Moretons Harbour, Twillingate District||8364||21||Joseph Osmond (p)||Labourer||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|CURTIS, Gerald||Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District||5004||19||Miss Selena Curtis (o)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SQUIRES, William||Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District||6157||22||John Squires (p)||Labourer||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|POWER, Patrick||Avondale, Harbour Main District||5106||23||John Power (p)||Miner||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|ISAACS, Thomas C.||Burin, Burin District||3697||19||Robert Isaacs (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALSH, Michael||Cape Broyle, Ferryland District||5759||25||Thomas Walsh (p)||Fisherman||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|CHAFE, Robert George||147 LeMarchant Road, St. John's||2074||22||Frederick Chafe (p)||Clerk||1916||No||No||I|
|HEATER, Herbert Stephen||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||180||19||John Heater (p)||Policeman||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SULEY [SULLEY], William A. [Ambrose]||Southern Harbour, Conception Bay||1616||22||Mary Bess Suley (p)||1915||Roman Catholic||No||No||Family spelling is Sulley; attestation and other documents completed as Suley|
|WOODMAN, Kenneth||New Harbour, Trinity District||1627||21||Edward Woodman (p)||Lumberman||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BRADLEY, Wilfred||48 Feild Street, St. John's||398||21||Jacob Bradley (p)||Hardware clerk||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Sunday, September 17, 1916|
|DAWE, Thomas||Coleys Point, Harbour Grace District||3944||23||Joseph Dawe (p)||School teacher||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|PURCHASE, William||Deer Harbour, Trinity District||4851||19||George Purchase (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|HAMILTON, Matthew||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||4849||23||Philip Hamilton (p)||Paper maker||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|JONES, Benjamin||Templeman, Bonavista District||5964||24||William Jones (p)||Fisherman||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|RIGGS, Leslie Rose||Grand Bank, Burin District||1106||23||John Riggs (p)||Clerk||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|WHITE, William Arthur||Rattling Brook, Twillingate District||1632||20||John White (p)||Fisherman||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|BROWN, Hezekiah||Catalina, Trinity District||5739||23||Jesse Brown (p)||School teacher||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Augustine||Point Verde, Placentia-St. Marys District||3435||19||Patrick Greene (p)||Fisherman||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POND, Anuel||Fosters Point, Trinity Bay||3870||20||John Pond (p)||Fisherman||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|TAYLOR, Eli||Kelligrews, Harbour Main District||3672||18||Emily (Eli) Taylor (p)||Fireman||1917||No||No|
|SKANES, Charles||Cow Head, St. Barbe District||3701||22||Francis Skanes (p)||Mechanic||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially refilmed at beginning of reel.|
|HOLLETT, John||Port au Bras, Burin District||8259||18||Arthur Hollett (p)||1917||No||No||File missing. Information from service ledger. Previously transcribed as Hallett.|